• B.C. grads, students to be celebrated by local artists, performers May 25, 2020
    British Columbia’s 61,000 Grade 12 graduates, along with kindergarten to Grade 11 students, will be the guests of honour at a special virtual graduation and end-of-school celebration.
  • Free, live coding workshops for kids May 24, 2020
    From creating online games to building websites, students now have access to free, live online coding workshops through the Ministry of Education website Keep Learning BC.
  • K-12 students to have optional in-class instruction on June 1 May 15, 2020
    Parents will have the choice of bringing their children back to class on a part-time basis this school year as part of BC’s Restart Plan, with the goal of returning to full-time classes in September 2020, provided it is safe to do so.
  • Joint statement on Child and Youth Mental Health Day May 7, 2020
    Judy Darcy, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions; Katrine Conroy, Minister of Children and Family Development; and Rob Fleming, Minister of Education; have released the following statement in recognition of National Child and Youth Mental Health Day:

 

 

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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  • March 17 - The provincial government suspended in-class instruction in all BC schools until further notice to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
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  • May 18 - Victoria Day Holiday
  • May 27 - Cancelled Regular Public Board Meeting
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