Parent Resources

This is a collection of resources that parents may find useful. 

Please note that ANY resources in The Sun West Resource Bank can be useful to parents as well.  Items in this collection have been specifically marked as higher interest to parents.  

If parents are searching for resources to support their child with his or her learning, they should complete the search.  If they wish to, parents can use the filters on the left side of the screen and select "Primary User" and "Parent" to narrow their search if need.

Training on how to use The Sun West Resource Bank is available HERE. The "Learn the Basics" section will teach you how to make an account, search and find items and save them.  The "Go Further" section will teach you how to add resources and use the Groups feature in the resource bank. 

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Aha Parenting
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Whether you’re wondering how to handle a specific challenge, just figuring out your child-raising approach, or ready to tear your hair out, you’ve come to the right place.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Aha! Parenting
Date Added:
01/07/2019
Book A Day Calendar: A Month Of Family Reading Suggestions
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You know that if you can foster a love of reading in your children at a young age, they’ll have skills and insights that will last them a lifetime. The good news is that there are so many fantastic options when it comes to children’s books, from old classics to new hits. That’s why we’re here.

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English Language Arts
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Huffington Post
Date Added:
12/07/2018
Book Sharing
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Book sharing is an activity that is enjoyable for all age groups. Reading, looking at and talking about the pictures, and making up a story to go with the pictures are some ways to share books with children. Here are some helpful tips to use when choosing or sharing a book with your child.

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English Language Arts
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Saskliteracy.ca
Date Added:
12/05/2018
Bully Proof Your Child: Become a Solution-Coach
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Read the Fine Print
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Nicholas Carlisle, Executive Director of No Bully, works with parents of Alvarado Elementary School in San Francisco, California, to share information about bullying and to devise and practice strategies for bully-proofing their children.Mr. Carlisle begins by defining the repetitive nature of bullying and looks specifically at four different kinds of bullying: physical, verbal, social/relational, and cyberbullying. Identifies best practices and preventative measures to help prevent bullying.Mr. Broecker, principal, tells parents about a group at the school focused on addressing the subject of bullying at school. He urges parents to join teachers and staff at Alvarado Elementary working with a group called PEACE (Practicing Empathy and Caring with Everyone).Addressing the larger question of how parents might bully-proof their children is the focus of much of the discussion. Mr. Carlisle asks parents to become a solution-coach, balancing both the use of empathy and setting limits and establishing consequences so that students are better prepared to deal with bullying in their lives.In small groups, parents practice what they have heard by discussing bullying scenarios and how they would help their child in specific bullying situations. This is followed by group discussion where parents share ideas for certain scenarios.

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Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Teaching Channel
Provider Set:
Teaching Channel
Date Added:
05/24/2018
Carmen Sandiego
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Lead the new generation of curious explorers!

Create a well-rounded education with free lessons, activities, games and more! From social studies to world languages to SEL, Carmen Sandiego inspires curiosity in every subject.

Lead students through over 100 classroom activities inspired by the new Netflix series.

Travel the world with Carmen and our partners at Google Earth and Google Expeditions.

Resources, lessons, games and activities!

Select Resources and then you can filter by grade K-12 or activity type!

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Arts Education
English Language Arts
Math
Science
Social Studies
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Activity/Lab
Game
Date Added:
06/25/2019
Continuum of Learning For Parents Video & Discussion Guide
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This amazing video will clearly explain the PeBL philosophy at Sun West School Division. The who, what, when, where, why and how of PeBL are addressed and articluated clearly for the parent and community audience. Topics include the continuum of learning, transfer of responsibility, personalized learning, the three pillars of PeBL. This resource will clearly explain everything you need to know to get started embracing PeBL at home!

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Education
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Activity/Lab
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Kelli Boklaschuk
Melissa Lander
Date Added:
03/13/2019
Crisis Text Line
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Crisis Text Line is the free, 24/7, confidential text message service for people in crisis. The service is currently available in the Canada via SMS at 686868.
There is also an opportunity to apply to be a volunteer crisis responder.

Subject:
Health Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Powered by Kids Help Phone
Date Added:
12/03/2018
Digital Nation - Life On The Virtual Frontier
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Digital Nation is a new, open source PBS project that explores what it means to be human in an entirely new world -- a digital world. It consists of this Web site as well as a major FRONTLINE documentary to be broadcast on Feb. 2, 2010. Our production team is posting rough cuts and raw footage on the web, and gathering input, feedback and stories from users as we go.

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Education
Educational Technology
Computer Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Primary Source
Author:
PBS
Date Added:
01/07/2019
Download Healthy Kids Quest Materials
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The Healthy Kids Quest is a flexible program designed for grade 1 to 3 classes across the country. The program includes activity sheets and instructions on six themes, which have been split into sections to facilitate download.

Healthy Kids Quest introduction Includes an overview of the Healthy Kids Quest for teachers and group leaders, and the introduction documents to be sent home to parents/guardians

Program Kick-Off: Being Healthy Includes activities to help students understand how eating nutritious food and being physically active contribute to being healthy.

Topics Covered:
Water
Fruits and Vegetables
Whole Grains
Healthy Snacks
A Balanced Lunch Box
Physical Activity

Subject:
Health Education
Agriculture Studies
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Ingenium
Date Added:
08/11/2019
Effective Interventions for Struggling Readers
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This guide covers the age range 6 years to 18 years. It also encompasses all students with reading difficulties, including those who have specific learning difficulties (dyslexia) as well as those who have made generally poor progress in reading and may or may not have additional general learning difficulties. Information here can be applied to students from disadvantaged backgrounds, minority groups and to students with reading difficulties for whom English is not a first language. While the full range of literacy involves more than just reading, the focus here is particularly on reading skills: the ability to decode and understand text.

Subject:
Language Education (ESL)
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Primary Source
Date Added:
12/03/2018
Exam Preparation & Study Skills Crash Course
Conditions of Use:
Remix and Share
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Do you have students who struggle to prepare for exams? suffer from test anxiety? need some new tips?
This resource has everything you need to run an exam preparation and study skill "crash course". Included in this resource are a teacher powerpoint, student study guide booklet (that pairs with the powerpoint), a parent newsletter (supporting your child during exam time), and additional information on overcoming test anxiety.

Subject:
Education
Other
Material Type:
Lesson
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Jill Drews
Date Added:
05/17/2019