Parents worried about students retaining knowledge

West Virginia

As the walkout continues, parents are worried about keeping their students engaged, even though they’re out of school. Parents are worried about their students retaining knowledge they already learned during the walkout. One parent who won’t let her kids forget a thing is Jamie Brandstetter. 

“We’ve been reading books. We’ve been doing flashcards with cite words. We’ve been practicing writing letters, as far as abcs cause she’s pre-k. We’ve been doing apps on her tablet,” said Jamie Brandstetter, Fayette County parent. 

According to staff at the Raleigh County Public Library, Parents should focus on reading and having their children learn something new every day. Librarians at the Raleigh County Public Library have a variety of programs so students effected by the walkout can still learn.

“I think that it’s a good idea to keep them learning so that they don’t lose what they’ve already learned. And I think it will help her in the long run as school does get back in session,” said Jamie Brandstetter, Fayette County parent. 

Apps on tablets can also keep your student’s brain working while school is not in session. At The Raleigh County Public Library, there are many resources for parents who want to keep their children ready to go back to class.

“We always have a selection of books for any parent that’s interested in them. But we also recommend that they check out our online resources. There’s a wonderful one called learning express library, which has a curriculum and activities for children from elementary school to high school,” said Amy Stover, Raleigh County Public Library director. 

Stover added that the website also has standardized practice tests for students to take. 

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