The activities provided offer a variety of suggestions for parents and students to work through while away from school.
select a picture book and read with a family member, changing your voice to match the characters (e.g., Top Canadian picture books)
explore and research a topic or person that you find interesting…
record your thinking and learning in a blog, journal or with visual notes
create a myBlueprint (Grade 6) or All About Me (Grades 4 & 5) - www.myblueprint.ca/Halton portfolio to showcase your journey
include a timeline of your time away from school and significant events that happen along the way
capture important/historical/interesting photos
record (orally) the story of your day (e.g., record with voice to text, myBlueprint/All About Me) and share with friends or family
gather a variety of loose parts from indoors and outdoors (e.g., pinecones, string), make something and then write a story about it
play language-based board games (e.g., Mad Libs, Apples to Apples, HedBanz) or quick literacy activities
explore Scholastic Learn at Home and complete any of the daily readings and activities
create labels in French for key objects inside and outside, ask a family member to match them to the objects inside or outside
go on a nature walk with a family member, record 10 adjectives to describe what you see
Support for Parents/Guardians:
Reading and Writing with Your Child: A Parent Guide (K-6, available in 13 languages)
Supports for Parents/Guardians:
Doing Mathematics with your Child K-6
Inspiring Your Child to Learn and Love Math (English and French)
Focusing on the Fundamentals of Math
DreamBox Learning (if your child has access) OR
DREAMBOX - Sign up for a free 90-day trial until April 30, 2020 using your child’s @hdsb account.
If you are a new user, DreamBox will take some time to get to know your child. It is important that they answer honestly - and remember we all make mistakes when we are learning but these are also the times when we grow our brains!
Home Supports - What math activities can we do together?
WINS - Working in Number Sense Activities (Operations)
Home Connections - Math activities from each strand to connect the learning in the classroom to experiences at home
Games (Catch a Bouncing Ball - Operations, Representations; Drop Ball - Fractions; Representation Match - Fractions; Diamond Drop - Whole Numbers)
Learning Tools (Colour Tiles, Fraction Strips, Money, Number Chart, Number Line, Pattern Blocks, Relational Rods)
Math Before Bed - Visuals and prompts to spark great math discussion.
Which One Doesn’t Belong? - Look at an image. Which one doesn’t belong? Challenge: Can you find a reason why each one doesn’t belong?
Estimation 180 - Estimation challenges to support number sense and problem solving.
NRICH - Interesting tasks and games that provoke mathematical thinking!
youcubed and youcubedathome - Tasks and resources for parents and students.
University of Waterloo CEMC - Engaging problem-solving tasks with Math at Home resources and Problem of the Week - A, B.
tvo mPower - Videos, games and content that supports the Ontario curriculum.
find math in everyday life (e.g., graph the temperature, measure distances, keep a log of driving times, find angles and shapes in buildings, look for patterns in nature, make change for purchases)
play! - board games, math games with cards or dice, puzzles
CORE FRENCHFRENCH IMMERSIONEXTENDED FRENCH
log onto any of the suggested websites at this link https://tinyurl.com/FSLHomework
listen to a French song more than once and think about how it connects to another song that you know
watch a French video and create a vlog or a blog about your favourite part
videotape a place that you have visited and record your perspectives, opinions or impressions (e.g., Voici la ville de…, Je suis à la plage…)
read or listen to a French book and do a dramatic reading of your favourite part of the story with your family
make a photo book of the places you visited on your trip and name or label key information en français
HEALTH & PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Health: Food log for two or three meals/day; Physical Activity Log and reflection
PE: 20-30 min. Moderate-vigorous physical activity daily (e.g. brisk walk, cycling, mowing the lawn, badminton, hiking, jogging, basketball, soccer)
Daily Physical Activity Games
Ophea Teaching Tools
take a selfie that shows the perspective of where you are, send the photo to a family member
investigate a style of music that interests you and reflect on this genre in an Arts portfolio in myBlueprint/All About Me or in a journal
gather a variety of objects (e.g., plastic cups, pencils, elastics) to create your own instrument and think about creating a family band
play daily drawing games (e.g., 4 Drawing Games) with a family member or virtually with a friend
check out further drama, dance, music and art videos on The Kids Should See This site and discuss your findings with a family member
go for a walk and records all the elements of art (e.g., line, shape, colour, space, form, texture, value) you see
find a picture and then use a variety of objects to create a soundscape for the image
investigate dance genres from across the decades, find a song of your favourite genre and present it to your family
write down a variety of occupations (e.g., teacher, electrician, painter, cashier, doctor), put them in a jar and play charades
find a poster (online) to your favourite movie, write down the things you like about it and what you would change about it
create a slide presentation with images from your environment, label the photos with #s (hashtags)
use Google Maps to look up and explore the street view of government buildings in your community
describe the climate of the area you are visiting and track what you see by uploading images into your myBlueprint/All About Me account
gather a variety of loose parts from the indoors and outdoors (e.g., twigs, leaves, cotton balls) and create your own civilization, name your civilization and create a story to go with it
compare and contrast the social and cultural differences between the place you are visiting and where you live
take a virtual tour of a history museum (e.g., Canadian Museum of Civilization, Virtual Museum of Canada) write down 5 things you learned or observed
record (on a daily basis) one way you have been an active citizen
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
consider the wild plants and animals, and domestic plants and animals, that are in the area.
Do you notice different plants and animals than what you would see at home?
Are there characteristics that we could use to classify or sort them into groups?
What are the relationships between plants and animals (e.g., birds eat bugs and worms, and use grasses and twigs to make nests in trees)? Investigate
Why? How? Investigate
the colour of light bulbs control the colour we see, but why do rainbows have so many colours if they are made from sunlight? Investigate
design (and test) a device that uses pulleys and/or gears to help something move
design (and test) a structure that can withstand forces of nature (e.g., earthquake - shaking, wind storm - a fan, etc.)
where do we see rocks in our neighbourhoods? Where do they come from? How are they made? Investigate
how do parts of our bodies work together to help us live and move? Investigate
what happens to the water when it is boiled? Frozen? Ice when it melts?
How do rain and snow form?
where does the energy come from that lights up your home and powers electrical devices?
How can we store energy? Investigate
Design (and test) a device that transforms one form of energy to another
design an airplane that flies fast and another that can carry a small object
What are the differences in your design? Why? Investigate
on a clear night, look up at the sky
What do you see and why? Where is the sun? Are their objects that we can’t see?
Halton District School BoardJ.W. Singleton Education Centre
2050 Guelph LineBurlington, Ontario, L7P 5A8
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