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‘Virtual’ Learning with Scholastics

If you are like me, you are currently sitting at home (due to the virus outbreak) with your family – perhaps trying to work from home and simultaneously help your children learn.    While this is a great problem to have – I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed by all the learning resources that are currently being offered for FREE, in addition to the resources provided from my child’s school.  As I learn more in the coming weeks (or perhaps months… yikes!), I’ll share more about my thoughts on the various programs and activities we’ve tried.

Today, we utilized Scholastics.  I have a 2 and 5 year old, so we did the section for preschool and pre-K entitled, “Day 1: Animal Studies – Rabbits“.  It was FABULOUS!  The video was excellent and engaging for both of my kids.

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The activity provided after the video was great too!  The activity was a jumping and measurement activity where you marked off the distance that different animals can jump, then you count how many jumps it would take you to jump those distances.  Our whole family got engaged.

An additional activity that we added at the end was we graphed the results.  We took the number of jumps for Dad, Mom and both kids and graphed it on a simple chart and talked about how to read the chart.

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We’ll continue tomorrow and if I find some other fun activities, I’ll share them on the blog or on my social media websites!

Kristen

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