Teachers for the Rowland Unified School District in California had one goal in the face of school moving to online classes: maintaining their young students' interest in learning. They came up with a solution both old-school and innovative: using snail mail to send out learning materials as well as surprises to the kindergarten students every two weeks. The package the children receive with enthusiasm keeps them from falling behind on the curriculum during the pandemic. Amanda Moreno, an associate professor, describes the packages as "emotions and attachment that allow for that sense of motivation and belonging, from which all of the learning can then take place."

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