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Grant Co. students learn even when snow closes schools

(PHOTO: FOX19/ Gordon Graham) (PHOTO: FOX19/ Gordon Graham)
GRANT COUNTY, KY (FOX19) -

A snow learning plan allows students in Grant County, KY to be able to continue learning even when schools are closed due to the weather.

The lessons are designed to do more than just keep students busy when they're home on snow days.

When schools in Grant County are closed students can use a hard copy learning packet or the internet to access the lessons.

“With eighth grade social studies we use an interactive online game produced by National Geographic. This has proved pretty beneficial for us,” said social studies teacher, Jamey Dalzell.

Dalzell said he's teaching his students about the American Revolution using the interactive game.

“You choose a character throughout the American Revolution and the events leading up through the Boston Massacre. It was more of a first-person experience where they had to make the decisions that those actual American colonists had to make,” said Dalzell

Eighth grader Matthew Boden said the interactive lessons have made learning fun.

“I like it a lot. It helps me learn whenever I'm at home, it's a quieter atmosphere. I really like it a lot. It really helps me learn a lot," Boden said.

School district spokeswoman, Nancy Howe, said making up snow days is important for Grant County Schools which were closed 22 days last year and they want to keep students sharp.

“When students are away from school for an extended length of time that there is a certain amount of learning loss that takes place and we wanted to establish a way that that learning could continue,” said Howe.

Grant County schools have been closed 14 days this year because of the weather. The snow learning plan will allow students to make up five of those days. The rest will have to be made up at the end of the year.

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