• Orientation week ensures a safe, ready and welcome return to school August 12, 2020
    To ensure schools are ready to welcome students into classrooms for the week of Sept. 8-11, 2020, there will be a gradual restart to allow extra time to orient students and staff on the new health and safety measures in place.
  • Plan to safely bring K-12 students back to class full time July 29, 2020
    Enhanced safety measures and additional resources will enable most students in grades K-12 to return to school on Sept. 8, 2020, with full-time in-class learning as the province moves to Stage 2 of B.C.’s Education Restart Plan.
  • Safer schools on the way for Vancouver students July 28, 2020
    Six safer schools are under construction in Vancouver, as students and families benefit from record investments in seismic upgrades and replacements in neighbourhood schools.
  • Minister and K-12 education partners’ statement of support for anti-racism July 24, 2020
    The following is a statement of support for anti-racism from Rob Fleming, Minister of Education, and the First Nations Education Steering Committee, First Nations Schools Association, BC School Trustees Association, BC Teachers’ Federation, CUPE BC, BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils, BC Principals’ and Vice-Principals’ Association, BC School Superintendents Association, BC Association of School Business Officials […]

 

Explore some of these great resources!

 

Websites

Wide Open School – Hosted by Common Sense Media, this is a large collection of learning opportunities available to families and teachers.

CBC Kids – Information, videos, and games

PBSKids.org – Videos and games

Scholastic Learn at Home

Lego: Let’s Build Together – Fun and games with Lego online!

Entertain Kids On a Dime – 100 activities to do at home; includes crafts and games

ABDOZoom – Online research for beginning readers includes a read-aloud option and vocabulary assistance [Free until the end of June]

Growing Book By Book – A list of “Online Read-alouds, Story Times, Singalongs, and Illustrating Tutorials To Do From Home”

National Geographic for Kids – Most of the site is accessible at no cost.

Oxford Owl for Home – Literacy and numeracy activities and games, plus free ebooks!

Fresh Air Learning – Outdoor activities and crafts

Funbrain.com – Games, videos, reading, playground, mathzone

Storytime from Space – Astronauts read to you from space!

Kidsactivities.com – Here’s a list of Education companies offering free subscriptions right now. Note: Many of these companies are American, and there may be restrictions for Canadians.

Audible Stories – Free audio stories right now

Brainpop.com – Activities for all academic areas

Starfall.com – Practice phonics skills with these read-along stories.

Highlights Kids – Articles, games, and cool science experiments

ABC YA – Math and reading games

Time For Kids – Register here for Time’s online magazine for kids. It contains news, worksheets, and quizzes.

This Reading Mama – Hands-on learning for home or school

The Measured Mom – Learning at home

Mystery Doug – Science info and videos for K-5. Also available on Facebook.

 

Stories

Dav Pilkey at Home – The author of the popular Captain Underpants and Dogman books, invites kids to draw and have fun with him.

Storytime with Ryan & Craig – Also available on Youtube, Facebook, and other social media platforms.

The French Experiment – Read-alongs in French

Storyline Online – A large collection stories read by celebrities. Also available as an app.

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems – Children’s book author/illustrator Mo Willems helps children be creative.

If I Built a School – Chris Van Dusen reads his children’s book.

For more read-alouds by authors and celebrities, search #savewithstories on Instagram and #operationstorytime on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube.

 

Fun

Watch penguins explore the aquarium

Romper.com – A list of virtual rides

Canada’s Wonderland – Free virtual rides!

Disney Virtual Rides – Disney’s Youtube channel

 

 

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