100+ awesome outdoor activities for kids of all ages!
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.
If you find there are too many resources to sort through, you can filter the results using the “Filter Resources” area on the left side of the screen. Select “Education Level” to narrow your results to a specific education level. (Please note - for the purposes of this site these "Education Levels" are used when filtering - Lower Primary = K-2, Upper Primary=3-5, Middle Years=6-8, High School=9-12).
You can also filter the results using the “Filter Resources” area on the left side of the screen. Select “Subject Area” to narrow your results to a specific subject.
There's no need to be bored this summer! Pick an activity and run with it. Enjoy!
There are activities here for kids (and adults) of ages.
What can students do to make learning really stick?
Cognitive science tells us it's NOT to re-read our notes or textbook.
Instead, practice "retrieval" -- recalling what we've learned out of our brains, not our books.
This post outlines 10 simple tips and strategies you can use in class to make learning long-term, including:
1. Brain dumps
2. Two things
3. Retrieve taking (instead of note taking)
4. Student-produced quizzes
5. Guided conversation
6. Now, then, and way back
7. Self testing
8. Recall information visually
9. Retrieval mapping
10. White board exit ticket
These 16 everyday learning activities we do with our children at home during school closures certainly count as learning. Thank you to We Are Teachers for this excellent graphic.
By taking these 10 steps, you can create a family culture that values and supports literacy and encourages all members of your family to develop a lifelong love of reading.
Phonics charts and blends charts are a great way to teach difficult concepts to beginning readers. Keep them around the classroom (or accessible at home), and your students will be able to use them independently for increased confidence and learning!
A fantastic article for parents and teachers that discusses the power of just 20 minutes a day for reading at home.
This is the best gift you can give your child!
You can get moving and learn some math too!
It's easy to strengthen fine motor skills at home with toddlers and preschoolers. I've put together over 55 fun activities that your kids will love!
A list of 66 ways you can show RAK for Character Day and every day!
Help us create one big circle of kindness that wraps around our school and everyone in it.
"Whether your little one is at home or at school, there are lots of ways to support her social and emotional learning. Here are some things you can do to cultivate those skills within her."
The Action for Happiness app is based on the themes and actions from our popular monthly calendars and aims to give users a couple of friendly "nudges" each day - firstly that day's action in the morning and secondly an inspiring message towards the end of the day.
The app is like having a little personal action coach in your pocket who:
Gives you friendly 'nudges' with an action idea each day
Sends you inspiring messages to give you a boost
Helps you connect & share ideas with like-minded people
Download the app from The Google Play Store or the Apple Store.