The activities provided offer a variety of suggestions for parents and students to work through while away from school.
Supports for Parents/Guardians:
read some books you have in your home, or online, that look interesting to you and tell a family member about them
check out one or more of these Canadian picture books: CBC: 11 Canadian Picture Books. Do you have a favourite? Tell or write to someone to tell them which is your favourite and why
take a photo of something interesting (e.g., place, object) and write a caption for the photo (a sentence or two that tells what the photo is about and what you are wondering)
make a Top Ten list of environmental print (e.g., product labels, restaurant logos) and tell or write why you chose each item on your list
create a scrapbook of photos, artifacts and pictures with captions you would like to share with your class when you return to school
keep a journal. Write and draw how you are feeling and what is happening in your day
play language-based games (e.g., Scrabble, Boggle, Pictionary, Trivia games)
go for a walk and look for posters around your neighbourhood. Choose one to talk about. Why was this poster made? Who was it made for? Can you make a sign or poster with a message you think is important? Use pictures and words in your creation
find more ideas here: Reading and Writing with Your Child (Ministry of Education): A Parent Guide
Raz-Kids is currently providing free access for families. Information on how to sign up can be found here: Raz Kids Info. Please note that all HDSB Grade 1 and Grade ½ classes already have access and can log in
listen to a story on tumblebooks which is available online through your local public library
Burlington Public Library: tumblebooks Collection
Halton Hills Public Library: tumblebooks Collection
Milton Public Library: Just for Kids
Oakville Public Library: Kids
Scholastic Learn at Home has daily ideas for you to explore
What is My Child Learning in Math?
Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3
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 (Grade 3, or if your student has access) - log in and continue working through activities on the dashboard 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 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
Home Connections - Math activities from each strand to connect the learning in the classroom to experiences at home
Math Storytime (Les contes qui comptent)
Games (Representation Match Whole Numbers, Diamond Drop - Whole Numbers, Bouncing Ball - Whole Numbers)
Learning Tools (Colour Tiles, Money Tool, Number Chart, Pattern Blocks, Rekenrek, Set Tool, Whole Number 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?
NRICH - Interesting tasks and games that provoke mathematical thinking!
youcubed and youcubedathome - Tasks and resources for parents and students.
tvo mPower - Videos, games and content that supports the Ontario curriculum.
Find math in everyday life (e.g., different ways to see numbers, explore money, counting bricks on a building, organize items in nature, track your steps, look for patterns)
Play! - board games, math games with cards or dice, puzzles
FRENCH IMMERSIONEXTENDED FRENCH
log onto any of the suggested websites at this link https://tinyurl.com/FSLHomework
listen to a French song and try to sing along
watch a French video and retell what you saw
read or listen to a French book and share 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 what you can en français (colours, numbers, objects, actions)
HEALTH & PHYSICAL EDUCATION
create a snack food log
engage in 20-30 min of moderate Physical Activity Daily (e.g., brisk walk, cycling, badminton, hiking, jogging, basketball, soccer)
use your body parts (e.g., arms, legs) and locomotor movements (e.g., galloping, skipping) to alter and exaggerate how you travel from point A to point B (e.g., walking from your hotel to the pool, from driveway to driveway, kitchen to the family room)
go on a colour scavenger hunt with a family member
look for secondary colours (e.g., orange, yellow, purple)
find a colour that interests you and name it (e.g., Minecraft Green)
repeat this scavenger hunt looking for textures (natural and artificial)
listen to the local/cultural music of the area and discuss the pitch and sounds you hear with a family member
watch a Mo Willems “Lunch Doodle” episode with your family and then create your own doodle
try something new (e.g., origami, paper jellyfish) in the arts
write down a variety of animal names (e.g.,dog, zebra, elephant, beetle), put them in a jar and play charades
play your favourite song, grab a scarf and create a bunch of new dance moves
gather objects from around the house to create a symphony of sounds or go digital (e.g., virtual drumming)
look for and draw three natural features (e.g., lakes) and three built features (e.g., places of worship) of the surrounding community
create a photo log to showcase a ceremony, festival/fair or celebration in the area that you attended or draw a picture to show a showcase a personal ceremony, festival/fair or celebration
gather a variety of loose parts from the indoors and outdoors (e.g., twigs, leaves, cotton balls) and create your own city, name your city and create labels to go with it
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
research a historical figure and write down three things that person would say in today’s society
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 they the same all year long?
How do people get from place to place in an area that you are visiting and is this different from at home?
Do the methods use the same amount of energy?
Where do we get the energy resources that power them?
Why do boats float?
How does the weather every day compare to the weather at home right now?
Is it the same? Is it different?
Observe and measure precipitation. Where does it go over time?
Are there different types of clouds?
Why? How? Investigate
How do machines help move objects?
Look around the house or go on a family walk and look for examples of levers, inclined planes, pulleys, wheels and axles? (e.g., shovels, accessibility ramps, teeter-totter, slides, fishing rod, cranes, car wheels, etc.)
What kinds of structures do people and animals build?
What sorts of materials are used? How are they joined together?
What makes a structure strong and stable?
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