Hi Everyone!

I hope everyone is doing well at home. Please know that we miss you very much and if there is anything we can do to help with your learning we will. If you need help with your learning please contact me at 250-974-5569 or jturner@sd85.bc.ca and we can schedule a Zoom meeting or call to get you back on track.

I wanted to set up a page where you can access my online learning, and other learning links all in one place. As time goes I will be adding more resources so please visit this page often for great skill building and fun activities.

There is a creative website full of ideas for learning at home that focuses on student well-being, Math at home, Literacy at Home, and Passion Projects. To explore the site click here: Learning at Home

Online Reading Programs:

For Headsprout Reading click here: https://www.headsprout.com/

For Raz-Kids Reading click here : https://www.raz-kids.com/

Famous Actors read children’s stories at Story Online here

The world’s largest selection of Audio Books can be found at Audible for free.

Valerie Tutson is a gifted story teller who is doing a Facebook Live story every day at 12:30pm. Reader comment: “We just watched and we all LOVED it. It was interactive and glorious.”

Online Math Programs and Resources:

For Prodigy Math click here: https://sso.prodigygame.com/game/login

Basic Fact Math Drill Games click here: https://www.arcademics.com/

You Cubed Math Tasks with Jo Boaler are here

If you need Talk Typer to help your write down your ideas you can find your link: here If you need a reminder of how to use it, click on the link below: here

Science Ideas

There are some great discovery K-5 Science Videos from Amplify Science

The 6-7 Science Videos from Amplify Science can be found here

Daily Science and Math Lessons from The Science Mom and Dad on FB Live: a daily show from 10 to noon central time, featuring science and math lessons, crafts and games. Hosted by Science Mom and Math Dad, this two hour live stream is a wonderful way to put some fun learning into your quarantine. For ages 7-12. https://www.facebook.com/TheScienceMom

Language Activities

The Language Sprout Facebook page is offering a unique opportunity for families everywhere. Each day they will be offering FREE story times, activities, and games in Spanish, French, Mandarin, English, Portuguese for kids 0 – 103!

Music Games, Dances and Songs

Early Primary

Wash Your Hands With Baby Shark Song found here.

Popular Kids Sing Along Songs With Lyrics click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loUmFZ5XnnA

Learn Body Percussion with Ollie Tunmer’s weekly lessons found here

Mind and Body:
1) Social emotional learning resources and programs
https://www.emotionalabcs.com/
2) Movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts
https://gonoodle.com/
3) Yoga/relaxation/mindfulness/dance for kids
https://www.cosmickids.com/
4) Mindfulness for teens
http://mindfulnessforteens.com/resources/resources-for-mindfulness/
5) 15 Mindfulness and Relaxation Apps for kids with Anxiety
https://parentingchaos.com/anxiety-apps-kids/
6) Born to move – energetic dance
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=born+to+move+les+mills
7) Oxygen Yoga for Kids:
Facebook: follow “Oxygen Everywhere”
Instagram: follow “oxygenyogaandfitness”

For a fun bit of Hip Hop try: Kids Learn a Dance to “Can’t Stop the Feeling” by Justin Timberlake!

For some other fun inside PE activities to do at home look here

For Movement Breaks Inside you can also try this workout:

For Kids Workout click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqF0RpAF4pc&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR3DyyFrZMCVL2-Rj2dG1e-lkNo06G3fo1IfrN5vxwTxtcFC-opDecmmsiQ

Art Ideas

Jarret J. Krosoczka, author of the “Lunch Lady” graphic novel series and the
National Book Award finalist “Hey, Kiddo,” is hosting daily drawing webcasts on YouTube at 11:00am.

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems – Mo Willems invites YOU into his studio every day for his LUNCH DOODLE. Learners worldwide can draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing by visiting Mo’s studio virtually once a day for the next few weeks. Grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons and join Mo to explore ways of writing and making together. Viewers can see each weekday’s new video at noon local time. https://www.facebook.com/events/2544781839094130/

Free art lessons on the Make Paducah Facebook page each weekday for the
next two weeks. These will be family oriented for a range of ages and utilize
supplies typically found in your home.
https://www.facebook.com/makepaducah/posts/1392825977585686

Free art lessons for kids on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2nzX48Ucr1MIEpg0fCOJ6A/about

Technology Fun

Easily create and share videos with your teacher, with parents, and beyond. No software downloads required. Animoto

Learning Coding from home at Code.org


Build problem solving skills in math, science, and computer science with fun and challenging interactive explorations found here (Grades 5-7)

Virtual Field Trips

Safari Facebook Live at noon each day from the Cincinnati Zoo where they highlight one of their amazing animals and include an activity you can do from home. Recordings also posted for later watching. Found here

And for the aspiring gardeners at our school, take a virtual farm tour and learn about growing your own vegetables from Myra in Coal Harbour here

Virtual Tours

1) The San Diego Zoo has a website just for kids with amazing videos, activities, and games. Enjoy the tour! https://kids.sandiegozoo.org/
2) This Canadian site FarmFood 360 offers 11 Virtual Tours of farms from minks, pigs, and cows, to apples and eggs. https://www.farmfood360.ca/
3) Virtual tours and online exhibits of some of the most famous museums around the world. https://artsandculture.google.com/
4) Travel to Paris, France to see amazing works of art at The Louvre with this virtual field trip. https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne
5) Science World is offering free streaming of movies at: https://www.scienceworld.ca/online-films/
6) This iconic museum located in the heart of London allows virtual visitors to tour the Great Court and discover the ancient Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies. https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com/\

Have fun learning!