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.
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.
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."
Select the student behaviour to begin. Then you will work through a series of descriptions and suggestions for what you can do to help that student.
You can look at interventions for Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3.
Each intervention suggested for a behaviour is then "clickable" and more information is provided on why to use this intervention, and how to do it.
This site is amazing!
This is a fabulous list of 21 books to teach students about everything from self-regulation to patience.
These books would be a wonderful addition to any classroom library or library and would be excellent as read-aloud stories for students, followed by discussion.
These books are all connected to 21st century skills - especially self management or character/self-regulation.
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.
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.
A series of pamphlets has been developed with the goal of supporting parents and caregivers as they promote positive math thinking in the home. The printable pamphlets, developed in collaboration with sector partners, also provide an overview of what students will be taught in school in each of grades 1-9, based on Saskatchewan curricula.
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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