December 2022 Musts

This is a collection of high quality resources that can be used throughout the month of December and beyond.

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Brain Builders video series - Learning to Read
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Brain Builders is an animated video series you can share with your students to help them understand what the brain does in order to read–the first time the Science of Reading has been placed in the hands of students.

Join Minh on his journey as his babysitter, Tamara, helps him cultivate a love for reading and understanding the Science of Reading. Series includes 13 episodes you don’t want to miss!

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Author:
Amplify
Date Added:
11/04/2022
CharacterStrong Kindness Resources
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Check out these great kindness activities that your students can do at school or at home to help them build character and make the world a "Kinder" place.

The resource includes a downloadable list of 31 Acts of Kindness that you can implement in your school or classroom, as well as a 30 Days of Kindness Journal, complete with instructions, kindness quotes and spaces for reflection. There are videos from the creator that will get you started using the resources to help your students create a world that is kind to self and others.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
CharacterStrong
Date Added:
11/04/2022
A Collection of LEGO STEM Choice Board Activities (Cardboard, Math, Unplugged etc.)
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This amazing collection of activities includes boards for:
*Math
*Lego at home
*Cardboard STEAM
*Unplugged Coding
*Video call challenges
*Icebreakers
*ELA
*Mindfulness
*Rain day STEM
*Rock, paper, scissors
*STEAM challenges for home and school
*Outside STEAM
*Winter STEAM

Subject:
Coding
English Language Arts
Math
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
MrSTEMurray
Date Added:
11/08/2022
Education Templates
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Don't do the work if you don't have to.

Ditch That Textbook has lots of Google Slides, Drawings, PowerPoint and Jamboard templates that you and your students will just love.

Included are: Social Media Templates, Game Templates, Interactive Activities, Graphic Organizers, Lesson Plan Templates, Communication Templates, Feedback Templates, Exit Ticket Templates, Back to School Templates,
End of Year Templates.

Just to mention of few of the templates, check out: Jeopardy, Family Feud, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, Comic Strip, Caption This, Treasure Map and many, many more!!!

It's easy to use! Download or make a copy. Adjust as necessary. Enjoy the fun and learning!

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Ditch That Textbook
Date Added:
11/10/2022
Genius Christmas STEM Activities for the Classroom and Home
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Christmas is coming and the kids are getting EXCITED! To keep them focused and motivated young scientists during this crazy time of year, here are 24 days of fun Christmas STEM Activities.

It’s kind of like a STEM Advent Calendar of learning for the month of December! Included are lots of cool science, tech, math and engineering activities to keep little ones busy.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Shelley Brewer
STEAM POWERED FAMILY
Date Added:
11/07/2022
Gingerbread House STEM Challenge
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In this fun engineering activity, you are challenged to build a gingerbread house that meets specific design requirements.

Holiday fun!

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Science Buddies
Date Added:
11/07/2022
Hour of Code!
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Find everything you need here to participate in the our of code this December - or any day of the year!

The coding activities here teach problem solving and computational thinking.

No previous experience required for teachers or students!

Subject:
Coding
Educational Technology
Math
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
code.org
Hour of Code
Date Added:
11/27/2020
Hour of Code Activities 2022 (K-5)
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This amazing resource houses curated activities for Elementary students to explore coding during the week of Hour of Code.
Each slide is "grade-specific" & interactive, with the idea students explore one a day. Feel free to copy, edit, and share.
(Thanks, Tim!)

Subject:
Coding
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Tim Evans
Date Added:
11/08/2022
LG Russ Mirasty reads When We Had Sled Dogs: A Story from the Trapline—ācimowin ohci wanihikīskanāhk
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CC BY-NC-ND
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The Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan reads "When We Had Sled Dogs: A Story from the Trapline—ācimowin ohci wanihikīskanāhk" by co-authors Ida Tremblay and...

Subject:
English Language Arts
Indigenous Perspectives
Native Studies
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Ida Tremblay
Miriam Korner
Date Added:
11/24/2022
Moon Dogs At Home Series
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Enjoy these stories about the popular Moon Dogs characters doing activities at home.

Included are free resources to read and print at home. They support the teaching of the following spellings/sounds:
- 'ae', 'ee', 'ow', 'er', <ow>, <oi>, 'oo', 'ie', 'ar', ‘air’

Check for other great free resources on this website while you're there.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Lesson
Author:
PhonicsBooks
Date Added:
11/04/2022
Numeracy Project SK Ministry Grades 1-3 Math
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"The learning resources created for the numeracy project include:

*a document that identifies a big idea in a curricular outcome, questions for classroom instruction for student assessment, sample answers shown concretely, pictorially and symbolically and connecting outcomes;

*reference documents that provide further information or resources;

*additional questions across multiple grades for each big idea found in a progression document; and,
short videos.

The numeracy project is a curriculum, instruction and assessment support for mathematics. The learning supports are aligned directly to Saskatchewan curricular outcomes."

Select the grade from the menu on the left to explore available documents. I suggest starting by watching the supporting video provided below the documents. The video provides background and information about the documents.

Select Progressions on the menu on the left to explore by theme. (Coming soon)

PLEASE NOTE THAT NEW RESOURCES WILL BE CONTINUED TO BE ADDED HERE THROUGHOUT THE 2022-23 SCHOOL YEAR. CHECK BACK REGULARLY!

Subject:
Math
Material Type:
Primary Source
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Government of Saskatchewan
Lisa Eberharter
Date Added:
11/24/2022
RESOURCE BANK TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
Unrestricted Use
Public Domain
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This site houses the training videos for The Sun West Resource Bank.
Come here to learn how to:

Make an account
Search resources
Save resources
Create resources
Remix resources

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
Sun West School Division
Date Added:
10/10/2018
Reindeer Cam
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You can come to this site and watch Reindeer live on camera! Santa even makes appearances to feed them. Apparently you can catch elves or the Grinch from time to time as well!

You can check to see if you are on the nice list!

You can also come here to listen to Santa read stories. How cool is it to have Santa read you a bedtime story?

This would be a good creative writing or journal entry prompt for ELA as well.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Reading
Date Added:
11/26/2019
TEACHFLIX - Ditch That Textbook
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One of Ditch That Textbook's newest resources is called TEACHFLIX

TEACHFLIX offers tons of great YouTube videos for your class all in one place. It's quite a collection! Check it out!

You'll find sections on: 360 Videos, Computer Science, Elementary History, Middle & High School History, Elementary Mathematics, Middle School Mathematics, High School Mathematics, Elementary Science, Middle School Science, High School Science, Read Alouds, and Virtual Field Trips

You can browse by elementary, middle school and high school OR by content area!

Subject:
English Language Arts
Math
Science
History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Ditch That Textbook
Date Added:
09/20/2022
Would You Rather Math – ASKING STUDENTS TO CHOOSE A PATH AND JUSTIFY IT WITH MATH
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If you're looking for ways to engage students in math-based conversations, and how to have students use math to justify their ideas, this is a great site!

Teachers can sign up for mini-workshop to learn about how to implement Would You Rather Math into your classroom routines. In the workshop you will explore some sentence frames, what happens when things don’t go as planned, how to use the prompts in a remote learning setting, and much more.

Find "Would You Rather" prompts for students K-12. Use the sample template provided or make your own.

Subject:
Math
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Would You Rather Math
Date Added:
09/28/2022