Hi parents: Wow, it has been a very tough last semester at best! Many schools have closed weeks early this year and even more have had very mixed results with the online programs for their students. As most parents know, it is really easy for the student to get behind and then feel frusterated and discouraged when school starts again and they are not 'getting it'. What programs can parents sign up for in these days of Covid to potentially avoid these pitfalls?
I am really liking the Scholastic Learn at Home programs. https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome/grades-1-2.html They have the programs separated into grades and have books and activities online for each grade. Many of the books are well known (Clifford The Big Red Dog) and others. They have week by week books and activities. Many books can be found at the library or purchased (for not too much) online.
Another one, for slightly older readers, is Magic Tree House (Random House). These are chapter books for the young reader and come along with activities, games and quizzes in the Magic Tree House Club House.
In other words, it is possible to create some learning activities for the kids so they aren't watching TV all day!
Have a good summer! Courtney W., MA