• 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 collection of learning opportunities for families and for teachers.

CBC Kids – Information, videos, and games

PBSKids.org – Videos and games

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

Scholastic Learn at Home

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

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!

Audible Stories – Free audio stories right now

Brainpop.com – Activities for all academic areas

Highlights Kids – Articles, games, and cool science experiments

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

The Measured Mom – Learning at home

Vancouver Island Regional Library – VIRL now has online library card requests. With your card you can unlock the ebook/audiobook collection as well as other digital resources. They are also offering free Wifi outside of their branches.

 

Free Videos

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

P.E. With Joe – Get moving with this Youtube series!

Haunted Canada Stories – Author Joel Alexander Sutherland is reading a story a day on his Youtube channel.

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

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

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.

Draw with Rob – Artist Rob Biddulph posts draw-along videos.

Kenneth Oppel reads –  Canadian children’s author Kenneth Oppel reads from his novels.

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

 

Subscription Videos

150+ Educational Shows on Netflix – Homeschool Hideout’s list

 

Virtual Field Trips & Live Cams

Ocean’s Iniatives – Weekly virtual marine biology camps

5 Canadian Virtual Field Trips

Virtual Tours of 12 Famous Museums

30+ Virtual Field Trips For Kids

Live Cams – from the Vancouver Aquarium

Explore Live Nature Cams – Subscribe to this free Youtube channel.

Eagle Live Cams – The Hancock Wildlife Foundation’s eagle cams

 

Fine Arts

Cirque de Soleil – Enjoy from your livingroom!

 

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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