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Category Archives: At-home Learning Resources

 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Reading List

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is an opportunity to recognize and commemorate the legacy of residential schools – the impacts of which are still being felt in communities across Canada. The books outlined in this list will help us to dig deeper and present a starting point for the conversation we may have with […]

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ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM

It’s a new school year, which means a new school photo! Have your child paint and decorate this adorable school bus picture frame made from popsicle sticks to display their picture in.  You’ll need: Tacky glue Popsicle sticks  Paints (yellow, grey, black) Paintbrush Buttons or gems Paper Instructions  Start by gluing two popsicle sticks together […]

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SCIENCE LITERACY WEEK READING LIST

This year Science Literacy Week was focused on Mathematics! As we bring the week to a close, here are a few books focused on science and other areas in our life where we can embrace it. One Tiny Bubble The Story of Our Last Universal Common Ancestor Krossing, Karen and Lo, Dawn Meet LUCA–our Last […]

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ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM

Teachers love apples, and kids love slime! Learn about the chemical bonds that form when you mix glue and the activator together. You’ll need: 2/3 cup Elmer’s Glue ½ tsp baking soda ¼ cup water 5 TBSP contact solution Apple essential oil (if you want it to smell yummy) Red food colouring Bowl Spoon Gloves […]

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ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM

Here’s a quick activity for all those pencils you may have purchased for kids going back to school; pencil towers! It’s fun and an EnGINEERING challenge too.  All you need are pencils.  This challenge may seem simple, but it involves some steady hands and a creative mind. The goal is to stack your pencils as […]

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BACK TO SCHOOL READING LIST

It’s time to head back to school! This week we look at books focused on going back to school and some for those just starting in kindergarten. School’s First Day of School Rex, Adam and Robinson, Christian When we think about back to school, often our minds are on the students. But what about the […]

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ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM

This week’s area of focus is TECHNOLOGY, and we’re learning how to code with Legos. In this activity, children get to learn about how coding works and come up with their own secret messages to decode. You’ll need: Lego’s Lego board Coding template you can find here First, you need to decide which two colours […]

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SUMMER READING: MELLOW MARSH

In Mellow Marsh, sounds and textures come to life. Take the sensory experience home with these fun books exploring the world around us and what it has to teach us.  Outside You Notice Alladin, Erin and Blinick, Andrea Time spent in the outdoors stirs a child’s imagination. Nature sparks wonder, wonder leads to curiosity, and […]

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SUMMER READING: MILK MACHINE

Our summer reading fun continues with an animal focus tailored around our Milk Machine gallery. This week we look at stories about animals, farms, funny barnyard dancing and a chicken who has magic powers. Or does she?  Petal The Angry Cow Fergus, Maureen and Demidova, Olga Meet Petal, a cow with a very bad temper. […]

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ALL ABOARD: WE’RE GATHERING STEAM

This week’s area of focus is SCIENCE, and we’re making water balloons. In this experiment, your child will learn about liquid density and why some balloons float or sink. You will need: Balloons Sugary drink Diet sugary drink Large container Once you have your materials, fill your balloons and label them. Then, fill your large […]

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