Hats off to our fabulous SMS parents!
Here are some links to help you as we help you and support your children.
We’re in this together!
This new resource for parents from the BC Ministry of Education has LOTS of great tips, resources and links for you. It’s an excellent starting point!
Okanagan Regional Library has many choices, as many of our classes learned in February. You’ll need your library card number and PIN to borrow online and access some resources. Click on E-Books & E-Audiobooks to learn how to get started!
National Geographic Kids, available through SD83 World of Information, has online books, magazines and videos. Email your teacher-librarian if your child has forgotten the password.
Audible audiobooks is offering free stories and books for kids, tweens and teens during this time. Available in English, French and other languages.
For Inquiring Minds:
Wonderopolis explores a question a day on a huge variety of topics.
Virtual Field Trips:
Exploring By the Seat of Your Pants brings science, exploration, conservation and adventure live into classrooms through guest speakers and virtual field trips.
30+ Virtual Field Trips for Kids (from The Educators’ Spin On It). Has a good variety of online experiences for students, with apologies for some U.S. content!
Storyline Online streams beautifully produced video read-alouds of many popular picture books, presented by actors. They’re not all “little kid” stories!
1 jour, 1 actu daily news and questions with videos for kids to explore
GEOAdo online version of the popular magazine for teens
Oniva! videos from the Radio Canada newsmagazine-style show for kids, made by kids. Link goes to their YouTube channel.
Zone Jeunesse from Radio Canada, the kids’ website with videos, games and some of their favourite book and TV show characters (Garfield and Agent Jean fans, this is your site!)
Les Débrouillards online version of the popular science magazine includes hands-on activities, experiments and videos
Walt Disney Studios France – clips of trailers, short films and your favourite songs from Disney movies (French versions)
Using the Internet:
A Common Sense Approach to Internet Safety (produced by Google & Common Sense Media, so there is some Google bias, but great info)
Four Reasons to Care About Your Digital Footprint (Internet Society)
Book & Movie Reviews:
Goodreads (you can search for reviews and recommended book lists without signing up. Try “books for middle school” or individual book titles in the search bar)
Ministry of Education: