The Learnathon is truly underway! Children from around the world are taking on the challenge of answering 1,000 literacy, math, and language questions, which is resulting in fantastic improvement in essential foundational skills. These superstars of learning are being encouraged by family and friends who are pledging their support in the thousands! 100% of funds raised goes directly to the participant’s teacher in the form of credit to spend in the new educational resource shop.
We thought it was time to share a little teaser of some of the fabulous classroom resources that will shortly be available to teachers to spend their Learnathon credit on. We are working with a number of top educational companies to provide resources that aim to both enrich the learning experience of students and save valuable planning time.
Ensuring that children develop higher order reading skills and get the most from their guided reading sessions can mean long hours spent on planning. Now, that task is easier with these incredible ready-made reading resources from children’s newspaper publisher, First News.
The team of educators and journalists at First News have created a brilliant range of focused, leveled tasks based on real global news. Like authors, journalists play with language, so news ‘stories’ are rich nuggets of text to investigate. Children need to use the higher level skills of inference and deduction to have an in-depth understanding of what is being reported.
News reports are unique non-fiction texts that naturally engage students, helping them to develop their knowledge and understanding of the wider world. The reports are ideal for short, focused comprehension or discussion activities. They provide children with the opportunity to find fascinating facts and to recognize and appreciate the opinions and viewpoints of others.
First News has been producing their original children’s newspaper for over ten years. From reluctant readers to high achievers, First News leads to deeper thinking, stronger classroom debate, and real improvement in literacy skills.
Where every student thinks like a scientist
The team behind the discovery of the wreck of RMS Titanic are on a new mission – to inspire and educate students everywhere through real science and exploration.
JASON Learning provides curriculum and learning experiences in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and high-quality professional development for teachers.
JASON Learning’s award-winning curricula places students in challenging, real-world situations where they are connected with and mentored by leading STEM professionals. The organization has developed the only major science curriculum built around real-world phenomenon and guided by practicing scientists. These are exciting resources to help teachers excite their students and deepen understanding. There is a wide range of topics to choose from; here is just a little teaser of some of the available content-
Not on board yet?
Don’t worry, it’s not too late to join the Learnathon and it’s completely free to take part.
If you have already have a Skoolbo account, simply sign in to your teacher dashboard to print your letter to parents, then, get your students playing. It’s that simple!
If you don’t yet have an account, then register for free here. It only takes a moment!