Parent Information for at-home learning opportunities
The school district has now provided a Learning at Home website to assist parents in teaching their children valuable life skills at home.
During these uncertain times, a number of educational online learning companies have decided to provide their services for free for students whose school year has been interrupted. Here is a list of websites you can sign up for (free of charge!) and some suggestions on how to keep some routine and consistency to your days during social distancing. We hope to see you all again soon!
Check out these free online resources!
Learning A-Z (Including Raz-kids and leveled books)
Age of Learning (ABC Mouse, Adventure Academy, ReadingIQ)
Some fun educational activities to do with your kids!
- Play cards
- Interview a family member
- Measure the length/width of your bedroom and other rooms in your house
- Graph the weather everyday (how many days is it sunny, snowing, cloudy, etc.?)
- Write about how social distancing is making you feel
- Make shadow puppets
- Make up your own game (use your imagination!)
- Play outside (build a fort, shovel, etc.)
- Do chores
- Help prepare meals
- Bake something and follow a recipe
- Practice multiplication/division facts
- Make a craft
- Clean and organize your bedroom
- Make a blanket fort
- Make telephones out of paper cups and string and talk to your siblings in the other room
- Put your books in alphabetical order
- Call a grandparent or older relative. Ask them about their childhood. What would they have done in this situation when they were your age?
- Make a family tree
- Write your own song about multiplication or any topic!
- Design and build puppets that perform a show
- Learn 10 new big words (what they mean and how to spell them!)
- Draw a map of your home
- Draw a venn diagram comparing two people (family members, friends, favourite characters)
- If you have stairs, walk up and count them. Walk down and count by twos. Walk up and count by threes, continue until you get to 10s! See how long you can keep going!
- Classify and sort 20 of your favourite toys (ex. By color, by size, by material)
- Create and use a secret code
- Build 3 different types of paper airplanes. Test them and see how far they can fly!
- Learn 3 new jokes and tell them to your family members
- Go for a walk
- Play board games
- Learn something new (Ex. how to sew, how to do yoga, how to fix something)
- Create a treasure map and see if someone in your family can figure it out.
- Complete a scavenger hunt! Who in your family can be the first to find all of the items on the list?
- Have a dance party in your living room!
- Mail your teacher a letter
- Learn how to tie your shoes!
- Learn how to make a meal plan and grocery shop on a budget