Connecting to Nature: Wonder Writes
Shelley Moore’s 5 Moore Minutes ~ Learning at Home Series
Check out the POPEY website. They’ve added a Home Learning Menu that offers choice to children and k-3 literacy and SEL activities.
Virtual Field Trips to Inspire Writing!
Some of the best writing done by children often takes place after a rich experience like a field trip. Field trips aren’t exactly possible right now so why not check out some live cams and take a virtual field trip to inspire writing! At Webcamtaxi you can choose any country in the world … visit a place or check out live animals like the steller sea lions of British Columbia!
Just because you can’t hop in a car and drive to Tofino right now, doesn’t mean you don’t get to check out the action at Chesterman Beach!
After watching any one of these live web cams, invite students to write in role pretending they were actually there. Sensory descriptions can be a nice way to add details to your writing. Include details such as what you saw, heard, smelled, tasted or, touched? And don’t forget to include details like all your favourite parts and feelings about it.
Students can stick to home by visiting sites on Vancouver Island, further around B.C., other parts of Canada, or any country in the world!
For some Earth Week k-3 activities, click on the world!
Tumblebooks has offered free access to family and educators. Using the table below families are invited to choose a book and participate in playful literacy activities. To login to Tumble books and find the books shown below, click on this link: Log in to Tumblebooks
Connecting to Feelings
|Madalena Moniz wrote a book through the alphabet of feelings. She did not hold back in choosing rich vocabulary not usually associated with ABC books for young children.
Play with a thesaurus today and others in your home.
Wonder what emotions & feelings words would you include in your wonder write. https://kids.wordsmyth.net/we/
I wonder if there are 26 words to describe my feelings today?
|When you Are Brave by Pat Zietlow Miller https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_IcXC8dyeM
Our worries and our wonders are connected. After you listen to the story When you are Brave, consider yourself and your wonders. List things that concern or worry you. When do you know you need to be brave? How do you know that you are brave?
|The Don’t Worry Book by Todd Parr
Sometimes I’m Scared When by Todd Parr
I wonder what worries I could write about? How do I face my worries?
|You don’t have to own binoculars and know a bunch of fancy Latin names to watch birds! No matter where you live, they’re in your neighborhood just look up. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpU7i_lh4gY
I wonder what I have around the house to help me bird watch?
What do you notice? What do you wonder? When you are out on a backyard bird watch. Where will you record your wonders? How might you draw your ‘notices’?
Look up in wonder and record your observations.
|Returning to this favourite picture book: Scaredy Squirrel by Melanie Watt
What do you notice about Scaredy Squirrel this time you listen to the story? Picture book authors share many character feelings through words and illustrations. Choose an emojii and develop a wonder write around it.
|What Matters by Alison Hughes This beautiful book is available through Follett Destiny on sd71 website in ebook format.
Wondering: How can one tin can affect so much?
Noticing: What are the effects of paying attention to one small thing?
A feeling of mattering is so very important. We matter to others and are there ways we can let others know they matter to us. I wonder how we might show our care for others today…
Numeracy Ideas …
|The Math Learning Center
The Math Learning Center (MLC) is providing free resources for all students to use independently or with support from family members or educators.
Here is a grouping of free math apps from this fantastic resource. Teachers and students will love these.
|Youcubed at Home
Here you will find engaging tasks to help K-12 students at home continue to explore and learn maths in rich and creative ways.