Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Awesome Digital Resources! FREE!

Hello parents and learners! I hope your November is off to a great start.

We got some staff training today on amazing FREE resources our district has purchased for our students.

I'm particularly excited about National Geographic Kids, and the World Book apps.

Unless you are on school property (a District 53 wireless network) you are going to need a specific password to access the content. You can contact your teacher for the most up to date password, or you can email me and I can get it to you.

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Discount on EPIC!

Epic has just sent us a discount code to access their Children's Book Library for $5.99 a month. There are thousands of books available on Epic, it's kind of like Netflix for books! (and cheaper than library fines, if your family is anything like mine!)

Here is the flyer for your discount code. If you need any help, let me know.

Weekly Check-In (Oct 16-27)

First off, I want to say thank you to all of you who are reading and using the resources I'm sharing. If you have any particular resources you are looking for, units you're teaching, or subjects that your learners are passionate about, let me know and I'll see what I can find!

I know I missed last week's check-in. We had a Provincial Professional Development Day. I went on an amazing 5 mile hike with a Okanagan Indian Band knowledge keeper who shared his experiences growing up and took us all around some traditional and contemporary lands. He showed us ancient petroglyphs, and we saw all kinds of wildlife including mountain goats. It was a fantastic experience for me, that left me encouraged to do more to incorporate indigenous content into my teaching.

  • Story Starters: Some of you may be familiar with the upper intermediate (grade 6-9) story starters I'm using in our Google Classrooms. I have a great story starter link for K-5. Scholastic has this website which gives random story parts within a genre. 

  • Wonderopolis is a website which gives you a new "I wonder" (submitted by students!) every day. It's like a mini-mythbuster to start your morning. 

  • Being that it's nearly Halloween- here are some Pumpkin Math resources 2-5. (They're FREE!)
  • Here is some Pumpkin Literacy resources for K-3. Let me also give a huge shoutout to (Canadian) This Reading Mama- her resources are always top notch and 

Monday, 16 October 2017

Global Read Aloud is here!

Hello friends!
As promised, we are participating in the Global Read Aloud this year. I will be reading "The Wild Robot" which you can listen to on this page. I'm going to keep updating with all the links to the chapters as we go!

In order to access the Google Drive folder you need to sign in with your address. If you need help resetting it, you can email your teacher or Sarah Moore.

The Wild Robot review

The Wild Robot Audio Files
Chapters 1-4 (Uploaded)
Chapters 5-8 (Uploaded)
Chapters 8-12 (Uploaded)
Chapters 13-17 (Uploaded)
Chapters 18-21 (Uploaded)
Chapters 22-25 (Uploaded)
Chapter 26 (Uploaded)
Chapter 27-28 (Uploaded)
Chapters 29-30 (Uploaded)
Chapters 31-35 (Uploaded)
Chapters 35-40 (Uploaded)
Chapters 40-44
Chapters 45-49
Chapters 50-54
Chapters 55-59
Chapters 60-64
Chapters 65-69
Chapters 70-74
Chapters 75-80