Parents in Maine turn garage into second-grade classroom

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YORK, Maine — Parents in Maine have turned a garage into a fully functioning classroom.

Shari Olson came up with the idea as an alternative to remote learning amid the coronavirus pandemic, reported WMTW.

“Garage school,” Olson said.

Seven York families have joined together to create a “learning pod” in a garage for a complete second-grade class.

School days in the garage start with temperature checks and hand sanitizers. The class will be taught by a recent college graduate. There will also be visits from art and gym instructors.

The families are working closely with the York School District for help preparing the curriculum.

“They’re gonna have as close, I think, to an actual school day as we possibly could, given the circumstances,” Olson said of the kids.


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