Welcoming students back into school buildings provides educators with an opportunity to determine how instruction can happen using a blend of in-class and remote learning strategies.
If teachers start by planning remote learning first, those activities can be used during face-to-face instruction, along with adaptations for students who need additional support and extensions for children of Essential Service Workers who attend for additional days.
Below are resources & activities that can be used when planning for both remote and in-class learning. You may also want to check out our Considerations for Reopening Elementary Classrooms
This site was last updated on June 16, 2020
Social-Emotional Learning & Core Competencies
Every SD61 elementary school has a Second Step kit to support social-emotional learning; the program also includes many online components. Connect with Marnice Jones, the Healthy, Safe, and Caring Schools coordinator, if you need help accessing the digital resources for your students.
Be Like the Eagle Support for SEL and physical distancing
Physical & Health Education
POPEY K-3 Literacy Home Learning Resources (BC Provincial Outreach Program for the Early Years)
Video – How to Support Children Learning to Read at Home – with thanks to Mrs. Glover & Mr. Pantaleo
Story Studio – tips & resources to support young writers at home by this excellent Victoria non-profit
Downloadable Weekly Math Lessons by Grade Level for Home & School (Janice Novakowski)
Remote Learning Math Activities by Grade Level (Fawn Nguyen)
Three Act Math Tasks (Dan Meyer)
Esti-Mysteries (Steve Wyborney)
Numeracy Planning Considerations
Essential Ideas in Math Pre K- grade 2 (What’s key for students to learn)
Essential Ideas in Math Grades 3 – 5 (What’s key for students to learn)
SD61 Examples of Remote Learning
Many teachers are using FreshGrade and Google Classroom as their access points for remote learning. Some have chosen to add a website or a YouTube channel to support large file uploads. You can see some examples below.
If you need support for creating and maintaining a digital platform, please visit the SD61 Tech for Learning Distance Learning Site
Thanks to those teachers who volunteered to share their sites. If you have examples of remote learning to share, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Grade 4/5 Remote Learning with Mrs. Kivell – in collaboration with Mr. Mitchell & Mrs. Johnson
French Immersion Classes