Spend sometime exploring the basic foundations of parent engagment and then learn about a variety of classroom strategies you can use to engage parents in student learning.
Belonging to a family is another important relationship in our lives. We can choose our friends but, like it or not, we are born into families and we must, for the most part, manage with those with whom we find ourselves. However these various relationships work out, our interactions with family members have a profound influence throughout our lives. This resource is based off of "All" By Leona Gom.
Seesaw is a valuable learning and communication tool to bring the classroom experience into the homes of your students and engage parents as partners in their child’s education. Documentation of learning, through Seesaw, will have an incredible impact on engagement as it showcases evidence and growth of learning in a timely and family-friendly manner. The continuum guide is intended to provide educators with concrete formative assessment examples of the types, and depth, of information that educators can track and share with families. Adapted and developed with permission from Prairie Valley School Division No. 208 and Saskatchewan Rivers Public School Division No.119
"A family yoga practice can be a fun, dynamic way to enjoy moments together that turn into memories. Designed for families and groups of all ages, this 25-minute yoga practice features partner work and imaginative play while teaching the value of connectedness."
This T-Chart for IN6.1 (b) has students compare and contrast family roles/community roles and responsibilities of:
First Nations Peoples
Country border Atlantic Canada
Help families promote positivity with holiday activities students can do from home (or school!).
These are films for educators and parents wanting to learn more about the lives and histories of Indigenous people. Powerful, political, and profound, these films will initiate and inspire conversations on identity, family, community, and nationhood.
This PDF resource covers the following "Enduring Understandings/Essential Questions:
1. What is a family?
2. People have families to help meet their needs.
3. What are basic human needs?
4. How do humans meet these needs and how has this changed over time?
5. How are families similar and different?
Kimberly Lawrence understands how self-identity and family-identity are key elements of early childhood development. This self and group identity lays the foundation for young children to learn about citizenship and what it means to be part of a community. ŇStar Student of the WeekÓ is an activity that helps students learn about themselves and each other. The class interviews the star student asking questions of their choice. These interview questions are later turned into an article about the star student to integrate reading and writing skills.To begin learning about family identity, families are invited to class and have reading time together to start the day. The familyŐs presence at school helps students understand how their parents are also part of the school community and kicks off the essential question of Ňwhat do we know about familiesÓ.
Ayiti: The Cost of Life is a role-playing video game in which the player assumes the roles of family members living in rural Haiti. At the start of the game, the player chooses a primary goal for his/her family: achieve education, make money, stay healthy, or maintain happiness. During the course of the game, the player encounters unexpected events and must make decisions that contribute to or detract from achieving the chosen goal.