5th Grader Malena X. tries her hand at teaching!

Hopscotch Songs is a YouTube channel of animated educational songs made by a teacher and musician duo, Matt and Joanna Pace.

As a second grade teacher, Joanna, looks for ways to help her students learn the content including songs and videos. The content includes social emotional learning, math, and even a Hopscotch Jr series for younger students. KAS fifth grader, Malena X. was looking for a way to give back to her school and she loves investigating learning material on YouTube. When Malena learned about Hopscotch, she knew this would be great for the Kindergarten students! Malena asked Miss Katie, the Kindergarten teacher, if she could teach the students about the amazing videos that Hopscotch offers.

“Hopscotch is one of my favorite educational channels that is used in classrooms worldwide. Ever since learning that, I wished to share it with my school. When I started 5th grade, I was asked to meet new teachers! I spread the good word about Hopscotch. I told Miss Katie, the Kindergarten teacher, and she was intrigued. She wanted me to teach her Kindergarten students and I, of course, I said ‘YES!’ It’s a dream come true! I couldn’t help to be blown away and now I have this little mini-class on Mondays and Wednesdays. My love can be given to younger students,” shared Malena in a recent interview.

Now, every Kindergarten student looks forward to Mondays and Wednesdays where they can learn from their new teacher, Malena.

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