Outbreak prompts online action from teachers

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ODESSA, TEXAS (Big 2/ Fox 24)- School may not be in session right now, but, one Ross Elementary teacher has an important message for her students.

“Not in the Summer mindset, or in the vacation mindset but more like ‘we are still here to learn, we still have things to learn before the school year is over,” says Maddison Kennedy.

Her along with other teachers in the Basin are doing everything they can to make sure students don’t forget curriculum during this time by offering online tutoring, worksheets, and other resources to parents who are looking for ways to keep their kids occupied.

“Imagine Math resource that’s always a place to start the kids have all of their logins. If not they can reach out to their teachers, teachers have all log in’s. Khan Academy is really good I know that what teachers use to pull resources is called Teachers Pay Teachers and it’s free if you want to create an account so parents can even create an account,” she adds.

Kennedy also giving tips on how you can keep kids engaged and wanting to learn more.

“First and foremost just patience, if there is something that you don’t understand hopefully there is a teacher that they can reach out to. Zoo’s and museums are offering free virtual tours which is awesome so just things like that that are really interesting and maybe things that we wouldn’t get to see every day in a classroom.”

She understands not everyone has access to these things and is reminding parents this is not required.

“If it means pulling those kids who maybe didn’t get that extra time while we were out to not necessarily play catch up because I don’t think that we are going to be going full in on anything but maybe just going back with them a little bit more and kind of just reviewing with them somethings that they might have missed.”

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