In the unusual circumstances of COVID-19, your children will be at home during what would normally be school time. Your child’s teacher will provide materials for learning during this time. As well, this web page can be used to access some excellent online resources.
Ultimately, these materials are not a replacement for being at school and engaged in meaningful, hands-on learning, developed by your child’s teacher. But they will help your children maintain their learning and engage in thoughtful activity during these abnormal conditions.
What can a learning day look like?
In the days while your child is at home, a regular routine will still be very important. The following schedule is a possibility for structuring your day in order to balance learning, practice, physical activity, nutrition, and relaxation.
Remember to start your working day with O Canada!
We want to stress the importance of home learning occurring away from a screen. In addition to the regular learning work that your child’s teacher may assign, please consider the activities on this document as enjoyable opportunities for rich learning.
The Learning Links from this South Oaks School website are a good place to start. Students are likely to be familiar with these websites and may have existing accounts to sign in with.
|Kindergarten||Grade 1||Grade 2||Grade 3||Grade 4|
Additionally, there are several excellent online learning resources that are on offer for free as a courtesy while schools may be closed for COVID-19 precautions. Parents, please be cautious that, while they are excellent sites, they may require you to sign up for an account.
|Scholastic Learn at Home||Math Playground|
|Wonderopolis||Google Earth Online|
(Explore the Planet!)
(Physical Activity Break)
|Starfall||Math Worksheets||Kids Discover||National Geographic for Kids||Google Music Lab|
|Highlights for Kids||Greg Tang Math|
|PBS Learning Media||BrainPop|
|Online Museum Tours||EdHelper.com
|AudioBook Cloud||Phys Ed from Home|
From the HSD Experts
We are fortunate in Hanover School Division to have the expertise of certified clinicians in Occupational Therapy, Psychology, Speech & Language Therapy, and Family Counselling. Each of them has compiled resources for your interest during this time of distance learning. We encourage you to have a look!