Ideas for School Closure - Mrs. Vandervoort

Dear Parents,

The Ministry of Education has created a website with grade specific materials to support student learning during the school closure. The following are some suggestions you may find helpful to supplement your child's learning in the coming weeks:

Prodigy - All of my students can answer math questions online using their Prodigy username and password which was sent home earlier this year. Students will be working on expectations in Geometry such as classifying and describing 2-D shapes and 3-D solids, working with geometric shapes in patterning activities, describing location of objects and using positional language, symmetry and fractions.

Writing - This is an activity that students can do everyday. Try writing a letter to someone to stay in touch. Students can collect their daily writing and create a book which they can share with the class later.

Math and Language Websites -      ABCya!      Starfall
These websites have lots of games which reinforce a variety of important skills for Grade One students. offers games and videos, many of which are science based
(Curious George, Peep and the Big Wide World, Sid the Science Kid)

TVO has made changes in their television programming schedule to offer more educational content during school closures.

Activity Village is offering special bundles of free downloads with themes such as Spring.

Need to get moving? Go Noodle is offering parents free access to a variety of movement and mindfulness videos. Lots of good stuff here - we use it daily in the classroom.  The content they have packaged is called Good Energy.

A bedtime story (or 2 or 3...) is always a great literacy activity, even if your children have heard the story before (or a hundred times). Reading together brings comfort and joy!

I am sending weekly activities via email for Language, Religion, Math, Science, Social Studies, French and Visual Art. I am available to answer questions and support you during regular school hours. Just send me an email. 

Yours in Catholic Education,

Mrs. Vandervoort