Activities - Home Learning Resources
LEARNING CAN HAPPEN ANYWHERE AND AT ANY TIME!
We are asking all students to engage in at-home learning activities during the school closure. To assist our families, the Division is going to post recommended resources for all grade levels. We are preparing additional resources that will be added to the site throughout the school closure.
Parents should help students do the following:
- Schedule specific timed each day to access resources and learn.
- Find a quiet place to work and give the at-home learning the same level of attention normally given during traditional in-class experiences.
Shared by our Staff
Fort Vermilion School Division
Our dedicated teachers and support staff have shared these additional links that parents will find useful
Open We Are Teachers
Open Penguin Random House
Open Khan Academy
Open Heggerty at Home e-learning
Open Leader in Me
Open Time for Kids
Open Other Useful Links
The following provincial resources are available to parents and guardians.
Open Learn Alberta
Open My Child's Learning
Edmonton Public Schools
Our friends at Edmonton Public Schools have graciously allowed us to enable our parents and students to link to their Activities Hub. Here you will find activities for all Grade Levels.
Open EPSB Together
Community Education Service
Dr. Caroline Buzanko, the presenter of the super-popular CES session ANXIETY GREMLINS, has authored this resource for those feeling the pressure of having kids at home with no school.
Engaging Your Kids
She is also hosting a virtual kids club show-and-tell each Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 3pm. Kids can share what they have worked on (e.g., projects, crafts, music), or even present a skit/news broadcast or anything else they would like to share!
Microsoft: Minecraft for Education
Minecraft: Educational Edition
Minecraft is a game-based learning platform that promotes creativity, collaboration, and problem-solving in an immersive digital environment. Through project-based lessons, students build critical 21st century skills like collaboration, creative problem solving and digital citizenship.
Open Minecraft: Education Edition
Microsoft MakeCode is a free, open source platform for creating engaging computer science learning experiences that support a progression path into real-world programming. MakeCode also supports Lego Mindstorms Education EV3.
Many children are facing an extended March Break; others, a period of isolation. With outside activities limited, reading can take us places, it can engage, challenge, and transport us to new worlds. Favourite stories are a way to preserve continuity when the rest of the world is uncertain. We encourage you to take this opportunity to read with your kids, reading aloud or just reading your own individual books, together.
Scholastic Canada classroom magazines team have created a free 'Learning at Home' hub for teachers and families which presents 21 days of engaging, knowledge-building learning journeys for different grade levels that can be accessed at home by kids on any device, even phones.
Open Learning at Home Hub
With schools closing across the nation, parents and educators are in bit of a panic as they try to figure out how kids can learn and obtain their education from home. If this sounds like you, stop stressing. This is going to be super helpful!
Here is a list of Educational Companies offering free subscriptions due to school closings.
Open Educational Resources
Free Fairy Tales, Bedtime Stories and Poems for Kids.
Stories to Grow By
Explore Whootie Owl's collection of free, award-winning short stories for kids in English. Their collection consists of moral stories for kids such as fairy tales and folktales from all over the world.
Folktales (or folk tales) are stories that have been shared from generation to generation by word of mouth. They consist of fairy tales (or fairytales), Animal tales and Legends, which you will find here!
Their short moral stories for kids are multicultural and feature positive messages! You will find funny stories, riddle stories, sad stories and more! These stories for kids are inspirational, interesting and promote positive moral qualities. All the stories for kids found in the collection are perfect for teaching themes such as Kindness, Courage, Friendship and Gratitude.
Open Stories to Grow By