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Lloydminster Public School Division will be sharing optional learning activities each day leading up to Easter to engage elementary and middle school students until the formal learning program begins.

Friday, April 17, 2020

Kindergarten to Grade 3: Hands together art! Create an art project with your hands like the image here!

Grade 4 to 6: Make a measuring tool! We hear in the news that we should keep a physical distance of 6 feet from people who live outside of our homes. So how far is 6 feet? Estimating measurements is a skill that we grow through practice. Some ways that we can do this are:
-Use a tape measure to measure the length of your foot. How many feet would you need to make up 6 feet?
-Measure 6 feet on the floor. How many normal steps would you take to move 6 feet?
-Estimate a distance of 6 feet from a wall. Measure how far it is. How close are you? Keep practicing.
-What is a tool that you can make that can measure 6 feet that is not a tape measure?

Grade 7 to 9: Touch typing! Typing on a keyboard is a skill that gets better with time. This skill can be invaluable for your whole life. You can learn and practice typing skills using an online site like Learn to Type

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Kindergarten to Grade 3: Storytime online! The Saskatoon Public Library has gone digital with their storytime! They have a new video every weekday, along with other Boredom Buster ideas. You can watch Mike and his entertaining songs and stories by clicking here.

Grade 4 to 6: Match the lids is a great example of a matching game and learning at home activity. Visit here for more.

Grade 7 to 9: Tallest tower! The challenge is simple. With 1 piece of paper and 30 cm of scotch tape, how tall can you make a freestanding tower? What design is the best? Good luck!

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

All grades: Age appropriate chores! Children can be independent at any age so why not create some chores that are appropriate for your child. Click here for some guidelines for parents. You can make your chores list feel game-like, set the list up as a challenge or track your chores with stickers or some other tracker.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

All grades: Fit with Chris! A teacher from Wildwood School has been creating great online workouts for kids. Join Chris for a great movement break here that is great for the whole family!

Monday, April 13, 2020

Kindergarten to Grade 3: Adding money! Children have less and less experience with real money, so learning at home is a perfect opportunity for them to practice! With not having pennies, there are a couple of ideas you can do in Canada:
-Adjust the totals so that they are all divisible by $0.05.
-Use totals that are not divisible by $0.05 and have kids use the rounding rules that we have for money to fill with coins.

* This idea is inspired by Katherine Tomme Mazeika‘s FB Post

Grade 4 to 6: Air pressure experiment! Use pop cans and straws to explore the Bernoulli Effect. Before you conduct the experiment, Google the Bernoulli Effect.

Grade 7 to 9: Quarantine cookbook! There are many websites that are encouraging some type of journaling through our COVID-19 experience. There are time capsules, journals, and other activity pages. How about a family cookbook? In this cookbook, put pictures and stories of self-isolation adventures.

Friday, April 10, 2020

Kindergarten to Grade 3: Brain breaks! Click here and join in the fun!

Grade 4 to 6: Keep moving! Make up a dance routine to a song you like.

Grade 7 to 9: Math war! Get a deck of cards. Play war with a twist. When you flip the cards over, whichever person can provide the product of the two cards the fastest gets the cards.

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Kindergarten to Grade 3: Lego stamping! Simply stamp your lego to create objects, build cities or beautiful art. Lego can be used in building two-dimensional images too.

Grade 4 to 6: Gratitude list! Write a list of things that make you happy, things you are good at, or things you are grateful for. Share the list with a family member.

Grade 7 to 9: Watch a TED video here and if you have the supplies at home, give the hands-on learning activities a try.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Kindergarten to Grade 3: Math war! Get a deck of cards. For younger children (K-grade 1) play war. For older children (grade 2-3) play war with a twist. When you flip the cards over, whichever person can provide the sum of the two cards the fastest gets the cards.

Grade 4 to 6: Homemade board game! Design and make a homemade board game. Play it with your family.

Grade 7 to 9: Time capsule! Details here.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Kindergarten to Grade 3: Sign Language! Click here to learn the sounds of the alphabet and some sign language for older children. 

Grade 4 to 6: Save power! Make a list of all the electrical items in each room of your house. Can you come up with some ideas for how to use less electricity? Try them out!

Grade 7 to 9: Bake challenge! Find a new recipe to try. Bake your family a treat! 

Monday, April 6, 2020

Kindergarten to Grade 3: Water is important! Complete the activity here.

Grade 4 to 6: Sock Puppet! Use an old sock to create a puppet. Put on a puppet show for someone in your house or facetime a relative and put one on for them.

Grade 7 to 9: Minute to Win it! Check out the first few minutes of each Minute to Win It Challenge. Get your family involved and try some of them out here.

Friday, April 3, 2020

Kindergarten to Grade 3: Time to tie your shoes! Parents can easily help your child(ren) make a shoe out of cardboard laying around the house. Add some shoelaces for little fingers to practice. If your child is ready, practice using real shoes!

Grade 4 to 9 students: Build a reading den! Find somewhere cozy. Snuggle up with snacks, pillows, and blankets and read your favorite book.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Kindergarten to Grade 3: Counting with corn! Using popcorn kernels and play dough, have your child count out the number of kernels to represent the number.

Grade 4 to 6: Hold a photo session! Use a camera or phone to take some pictures. What will you photograph? Your pets, toys, family members?

Grade 7 to 9: Get sketching! Find a photograph or picture of a person, place, or object and sketch it.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Kindergarten to Grade 3: Counting fun! For younger students keeping up with those numeracy skills is important. Watch the video here for some counting fun!

Grade 4 to 6: Nature diary! Start a nature diary. Look out the window each day and keep a note of what you see. Birds, animals, changes in the weather, what else? Use words and pictures to record what you see.

Grade 7 to 9: Gratitude list! Write a list of things that make you happy, things you are good at, or things you are grateful for. Share the list with a family member

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Kindergarten to Grade 3: Go on an alphabet hunt walk. Head out on a walk with a notebook and pencil. Work together with your kids to try to find something that starts with each letter of the alphabet. Then, have your child record it in their journal by illustrating it and/or writing out the word. Kids can always write down more than one for each letter if you find more.

Grade 4 to 6: Get Building! Build a Lego model, a tower of playing cards or something else. Take a picture of your creation and if you like to post it online.

Grade 7 to 9: Save Power! Make a list of all the electrical items in each room of your house. Can you come up with some ideas for how to use less electricity? Try them out!

Monday, March 30, 2020 

Kindergarten to Grade 3: Storytime! We are encouraging families to listen to a story using Audible. Click on the link to listen! https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

Grade 4 to 6: Start a book journal of the books you read! Have your child read their favorite book (or read it to them) and write about their favorite part. You could also start a journal where each day your child writes about the book they have read and illustrates their favorite part. Some sentence stems to help get you started could be:

My favorite part was … because…
One thing that surprised me was…
I’d still like to know more about…
One thing that made me laugh was …
My friend/family member __ would like this book too because...

Encouraging children to write about reading will help build strong literacy skills!

Grade 7 to 9: Pandemic journal! View the link below to become an important part of history! By creating this journal you are creating a primary source that can be used by people in the future to learn about our lives during this crisis from your unique perspective. Be authentic, honest, and reflective. https://www.lpsd.ca/download/245824

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