Learn At Home

Continuity of Learning:
A Week at a Glance Kindergarten to Grade 8

In addition to teaching and learning with teachers, we will be posting our week at a glance schedules which are supplementary activities for students and families. 

 Kindergarten
 Monday, April 6 - Friday, April 10
 Grade 1
 Monday, April 6 - Friday, April 10
 Grade 2
 Monday, April 6 - Friday, April 10
 Grade 3
 Monday, April 6 - Friday, April 10
 Grade 4
 Monday, April 6 - Friday, April 10
 Grade 5
 Monday, April 6 - Friday, April 10
 Grade 6
 Monday, April 6 - Friday, April 10
 Grade 7
 Monday, April 6 - Friday, April 10
 Grade 8
 Monday, April 6 - Friday, April 10

Student Learning Resources

While Ontario’s schools are closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19, TVDSB is providing the following links to educational resources which students may wish to explore with their parents/guardians. Students are reminded that personal information (i.e., name, address, phone number, age, passwords) should not be shared over the internet. Enjoy these learning opportunities while practicing social distancing. Stay healthy!

Mathematics

Dreambox https://www.dreambox.com/canada (Grades K-8)
Dreambox Learning. Several of our students already have a license and it is also now free for 90 days for those who do not have a license. Dreambox adapts to the individual learner, develops skills and closes gaps fast, aligns to provincial curriculum standards.

Number Talks https://padlet.com/cspeernewell/NumberTalksFDP (Grades K-9)
This is a padlet of various Number Talk resources. 

TVO mPower https://www.tvompower.com/ (Grades K-6)
Build math skills.

Math Playground https://www.mathplayground.com (Grades 1-6)
Interactive games to practice math facts and problem solving.

Math Before Bed https://mathbeforebed.com/ (Grades 1-6)

The Progression of Addition and Subtraction https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRGZSc1Qvng (Grades 1-6)
The Progression of Multiplication https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7T0zNCCOQQ (Grades 1-6)
The Progression of Division https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eoaJVzxsWY (Grades 1-6)
The Progression of Fractions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nc36SFrQQBY (Grades 1-6)
YouTube videos by Graham Fletcher showing a progression of learning in addition/subtraction, multiplication, division and fractions.

Math Drills https://www.math-drills.com (Grades 2-10)
A website with access to free math printable worksheets. They are organized by topic. A good option for parents/students looking for something that doesn’t require access to technology.

Knowledgehook https://www.knowledgehook.com/ (Grades 3-10)
Knowledgehook Premium access is now available to all teachers (grades 3-10) until June 30, 2020. They can help students set up an account who may not have one. Currently several of our students already have an account and can use at home. Our Remote Math Support page has been created with tips, an administrator checklist, and videos on how to enable remote learning at home. Run a whole class GameShow™ that encourages classroom discussion or differentiate assignments and let students work at their own pace using Missions™.

Explore Learning https://www.explorelearning.com (Grades 3-12)
Gizmos are interactive math and science simulations for grades 3-12. Over 400 Gizmos aligned to the latest standards help educators bring powerful new learning experiences to the classroom.

Open Middle Problems www.openmiddle.com (Grades 3-12)
Robert Kaplinksy – math thinking questions

Estimation 180 www.estimation180.com (Grades 4-9)
Examples of estimation questions. A different question for each day sorted by grade and topic.

Esti-Mysteries www.stevewyborney.com/2019/09/51-esti-mysteries/ (Grades 4-9)
A variety of different mysteries that involve estimation with clues to help narrow the guesses.

SolveMe Mobiles https://solveme.edc.org/Mobiles.html (Grades 4-10)
A visual connection to solving for the value of a variable in an equation. Has various levels so students can build mastery.

TVO Mathify https://www.tvomathify.com/students (Grades 6-12)
On-line Tutoring service

Between Two Numbers http://www.between2numbers.com/ (Grades 6-12)
Between Two Numbers - a site that looks at interesting topics to improve estimation skills.

Splat! https://stevewyborney.com/category/splat/ (Grades 7-10)
Using “Splats” to build up skills for solving equations. Includes extensions with fractions. Has free access to google slide examples.

Desmos https://www.desmos.com (Grades 8-12)
Online graphing software that allows students to graph points, create tables and investigate functions and relations. Also useful for students in Grade 12 Data Management for regression analysis.

Math 4 the Nines http://www.math4thenines.ca/resources.html (Grade 9)
Ontario Association of Mathematics Education – specific resources for grade 9 students.

Would You Rather Math https://www.wouldyourathermath.com (Grades K-12)
Engage in problem-solving and reasoning by justifying your mathematical answer.  A fun activity for families.

NRich Mathematics https://nrich.maths.org/ (Grades K-12)
Nrich Mathematics is a site for teachers, parents and students. It contains mathematical resources, problems, activities and games. This site was created by Cambridge University

Illuminations https://illuminations.nctm.org/ (Grades K-12)
This site contains mathematical brain teasers, interactive activities, games and lessons. Illuminations created by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM).

MathFrog https://cemc2.math.uwaterloo.ca/mathfrog/ (Grades K-12)
MathFrog has mathematical games and interactive activities. This site was created by the University of Waterloo.

Mathletics https://www.mathletics.com/ca/ (Grades K-12 for those in TVDSB who already have a license)
Mathletics students find engagement through purpose and reward. Mathletics provides learners with the chance to put their mathematics skills to use through activities and challenges that are relevant and attention-grabbing.

Mathletics https://www.3plearning.com/distance-teaching/ (Grades K-12 for those who do not yet have a license)
Mathletics for those who do not already have a license.

Mathies www.mathies.ca (Grades K-12)
Great website for virtual manipulatives, learning tools, math activities to support Ontario curriculum, home support and links to other great math websites - a must for all.

Quizizz https://quizizz.com (Grades K-12)
An online bank of quizzes that can be searched by Grade or topic. It is similar to Kahoot!, but specific to math. Students can search by topic and play a “solo game”. Will provide formative feedback of student understanding. Content can be created by anyone with an account, so should be screened by parents or guardians first.

Jumpmath https://jumpmath.org/ (Grades K-12)
Free teacher resources.

Khan Academy https://www.khanacademy.org (Grades K-12)
Khan Academy is continuing to update their content. They are posting suggested daily schedules for each age group with links to activities and topics. The main focus is mathematics.

Which One Doesn’t Belong? https://wodb.ca/ (Grades K-12)
Description from website: “a website dedicated to providing thought-provoking puzzles for math teachers and students alike. There are no answers provided as there are many different, correct ways of choosing which one doesn't belong.” This is another great resource for engaging in math talks.

Pearson Canada www.pearsoncanada.ca/athome (Grades K-12)
Free access to Pearson Math and Science Textbooks and resources.

Nelson Learning Materials www.nelson.com/learningonline (Grades K-12)
Nelson Learning.

Ontario Association of Mathematics Education  https://oame.on.ca/main/index.php?code=grspecres (Grades K-12)
OAME has put together this grade specific resource file.

EquatIO https://equatio.texthelp.com/ (Grades K-12)
EquatIO and Mathspace – When logged into Google Chrome, EquatIO is an extension that students can use EquatIO with Google Doc, Google Slides and Google Forms. Students can click on Mathspace and use different math tools.

Visual Patterns www.visualpatterns.org (Grades K-12)
Visual Patterns – lots of examples of patterns that students can look at and try to identify pattern rules.

Math is Fun https://www.mathsisfun.com/index.htm (Grades K-12)
Math is Fun offers a variety of mathematics topics in an enjoyable and easy-to-learn manner that includes a math dictionary, games, puzzles, and worksheets. This site includes a drop down menu that allows the user to translate the website into 100 languages.

Literacy

Newsela https://newsela.com/ (Grades 2-12) 
Newsela.com is an education website focused on building student reading comprehension by providing high-quality news articles and real-time assessments for students. Parents can create a free account. Please note: content is American.

Visual Writing Prompts http://visualprompts.weebly.com/genre.html (Grades 3-12)
A collection of visual images to prompt writing, organized under different genres, grade levels, and subjects.

Commonlit.org http://www.commonlit.org (Grades 9-12)
Free reading activities and digital tools for at-home learning.

Scholastic Canada www.scholastic.ca (Grades K-9)
Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing.

ReadWorks.org https://www.readworks.org/ (Grades K-12)
Parents can create a free account to access fiction, non-fiction texts, and poetry with reading comprehension activities. Please note: content is American.

Inside Audible https://stories.audible.com (Grades K-12)
Enjoy unlimited streaming of hundreds of book titles with selections available in six languages.

IXL - English Language Arts https://ca.ixl.com/ela/ (Grades K-12)
Free access to families during the school closures. Skill-based phonics, reading and writing activities are organized by grade and aligned with the Ontario curriculum.

Teacher Your Monster to Read https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/ (Grades K-3 and English Language Learners)
This is a free website for early learners and students learning to read using phonics and beginning reading skills through games.

Unite for Literacy https://www.uniteforliteracy.com/ (Grades 1-3 and English Language Learners)
Free program (no passwords or registration required). Variety of books provided with audio to allow participants to listen and read together in over 40 languages while celebrating their language and culture. Activity ideas are provided at the end of each book.

International Children’s Library http://en.childrenslibrary.org/books/index.shtml (Grades 1-2 amd English Language Learners)
Free access to books from a variety of countries and languages.

Lalilo https://lalilo.com/?language=en (Grades 1-3 and English Language Learners)
This is a free phonics and comprehension program for families with primary age children or English language learners learning to read.

Unite for Literacy https://www.uniteforliteracy.com/ (Grades 1-3 and English Language Learners)
Free program (no passwords or registration required). Variety of books provided with audio to allow participants to listen and read together in over 40 languages while celebrating their language and culture. Activity ideas are provided at the end of each book. 

Brain Pop ELL https://ell.brainpop.com/ (Grades K-12)
Free access to families during the school closures. Provides materials that focus on grammar and content related materials.

Epic Books https://www.getepic.com/ (Grades K-12)
One-month free access to families. Provides online stories that are commonly read in student classrooms These are audible books that can be accessed from home. Click on parent and join free. Students can search for their teacher as well, as many classrooms have accounts.

LanguageGuide.org https://www.languageguide.org/english/vocabulary/ (English Language Learners Grades K-12)
This is a website that teaches basic English vocabulary. This would be suitable for students who are in the beginning stages of learning English.

MediaSmarts https://mediasmarts.ca/(Grades K-12)
This is a free website that provides Canadian-based digital and media literacy resources, programs, lessons and games. 

French

eLearning Ontario (through VLLC) https://tvdsb.elearningontario.ca/content/FSL%20Toolkit/MainMenu.html (Grades 1-8)
FSL TOOLKIT Produced by the Ministry of Education.

French Literacy: Access FREE Je lis! Online as follows: To Create a Teacher Account:
https://jelis-FREE.rkpublishing.com/create-account
Je lis, je lis, littératie! Online will keep your students learning and engaged in meaningful reading, regardless of parent or caregiver level of French.  Je lis! is an online levelled reading program designed especially for Canadian French Immersion students. With over 200 books, levelled 1-30, students can read on their own or have the books read aloud to them. Words are highlighted as they are read and speed can be controlled by the student.

The French Experiment https://www.thefrenchexperiment.com/stories (Grades 1-3)
French children's stories.  Some well-known children's stories translated into French and spoken by a native French speaker. Great for kids ... and adults too! Read along in French or English.

Boukili https://boukili.ca/fr (Grades 1-3)
French Immersion: Primary reading for French readers.

École à la maison https://cspne.ca/ecole-a-la-maison (Grades 1-12)
French Immersion: 1-12 Math, Literacy, and Health activities added daily.

Idello https://www.idello.org/en (Grades 1-12)
Educational content in French, such as videos, songs and recipes.

Ontario Government resources https://www.ontario.ca/fr/page/apprendre-la-maison (Grades 1-12)

Ontario Government resources https://www.tfo.org/fr/grille-horaire (Grades 1-12)

Voila Learning https://www.voilalearning.com (Grades 1-12)
Live teachers from Monday to Thursday from 9am to 8pm (EST to PST) to practice French, English and Math during the COVID-19 crisis.

Thames Valley is pleased to offer free access to Voila Learning; an Online Virtual Campus geared to assist students in French (Core, Extended and Immersion), English and Math from grades 1-12. The Virtual Campus provides free homework help, tutoring and supplementary practice. You can also engage in authentic interaction with other students and live tutors!!
1. Click on "My school board is registered"
2. Complete the form and use the code: 01THAMESVALLEY
You will receive a link to download the platform

Duolingo https://www.duolingo.com/ (Grades K-12, English, French, Spanish and numerous other languages)
Free program that teaches students how to read, write, listen and speak in the language chosen. Lessons are provided in a game-like, personalized approach which allows participants to earn points and stay engaged in the learning. Also available as iPhone and Android Apps.   Allows English language learners to practice their English skills.

Science

Printable resource (7th ed.) from Government of Canada http://www.science.gc.ca/eic/site/063.nsf/eng/h_F461F5BC.html (Grades K-12)
Resources for at-home Science compiled by Aboriginal and Northern Affairs, Health Canada, Environment Canada, Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Space Agency & other Ministries.

National Geographic for Kids https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/ (Grades K-8)
Online digital content with rich themes.

Interdisciplinary

David Suzuki Foundation https://davidsuzuki.org/take-action/act-locally/connecting-youth-with-nature/ (Grades K-12)
David Suzuki Foundation has outdoor activity ideas for free download for parents/caregivers.

Learning Outdoors https://www.forestsontario.ca/education/resources/type/lesson-plans/ (Grades K-12)
Downloadable/Printable searchable database of resources for learning about Ontario Forests across a variety of curricular topics including the Arts, Science, Math, Geography.

Learning Outdoors http://resources4rethinking.ca/en/step-outside (Grades K-12)
Searchable database of Ontario multi-discipline curriculum-linked activities, projects, videos and children’s literature that are related to outdoor learning opportunities.

ABCya https://www.abcya.com/ (Grades K-6)
A free website which allows children to explore several different learning activities at different grade levels. It also offers the opportunity to explore additional subject areas including Math, Science, Art, etc.

Studyladder https://www.studyladder.ca/ (Grades K-7)
Studyladder offers a sequential learning program that includes videos, interactive activities, worksheets and assessments that include individual reports for parents.

Breakout EDU https://www.breakoutedu.com/funathome (Grades K-12)
Breakout EDU has a Fun @ Home section that has a collection of digital games (Science, Math, English/Writing/Reading) that students can play at home. There are dozens (if not hundreds) of online resources that give you and your children the chance to explore everything from the depths of the ocean to the surface of Mars.

NatGeo Resource Library https://www.nationalgeographic.org/education/resource-library (Grades K-12)
National Geographic Resource Library has a searchable database of videos, articles, maps, infographics, photos, on a wide range of global topics for K-12.

ChatterPack https://chatterpack.net/blogs/blog/list-of-online-resources-for-anyone-who-is-isolated-at-home?fbclid=IwAR1aDg3N2n6hYlqJ3h-oADUhfpyAMF4R7e2fOhnJDv1N8ljcujSUpWzFuRI (Grades K-12)
This site has lots of activities: virtual museums, farms, investigations, free opportunity to learn new languages.

Virtualmuseum.ca www.virtualmuseum.ca (Grades 9-12)
Discover history, art, science, nature and more through virtual exhibits from Canada’s museums and heritage organizations.

Pearson Canada www.pearsoncanada.ca/athome (Grades K-12)
Open access to over 70 of our most widely-used digital learning resources. Through Kivuto’s Texidium platform and eReader, families can access digital versions of over 70 curriculum-based elementary and secondary textbooks. These resources cover curriculum areas, including literacy, math, science, French as a second language, and social studies.

Museum of Natural History Virtual Tours https://naturalhistory.si.edu/visit/virtual-tour/current-exhibits (Grades K-12)
Free access to many of the museum’s current exhibits.

Louvre Museum Virtual Tours https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne (Grades K-12)
Free access to the Louvre’s exhibition rooms and galleries in both English and French.

Monterey Bay Aquarium https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals/live-cams (Grades K-12)
Tune in to the various live web cams and learn about animals A – Z and their habitats.

Virtual Dives https://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/vr/ (Grades K-12)
Participate in a virtual dive into a Marine Sanctuary without getting wet!

Safari Live https://www.facebook.com/WildEarthLIVE/videos/904091053345547/ (Grades K-12)
Participate in a live African Safari in search of lions, leopards, hyenas, herds of wildebeest and elephants and much more!

Vatican Museums http://www.museivaticani.va/content/museivaticani/en/collezioni/musei/tour-virtuali-elenco.1.html (Grades K-12)
Visit virtually a whole series of the Vatican Museums including the15th century Sistine Chapel with Michelangelo's ceiling frescos.

San Diego Zoo https://kids.sandiegozoo.org/ (for younger students) https://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/live-cams (for older students)
Free access to live cams of many zoo animals as well as information about the animals.

Table of Educational Resources

Ontario Ministry of Education Resources

Find supplementary resources for elementary and secondary students to practice math and literacy skills and learn at home.

While these materials do not replace what students have been learning at school, during this unusual time, these at-home activities offer quick and easy access to some of Ontario’s best online kindergarten to grade 12 learning resources.

Elementary Students
Get resources designed to help young students learn at home, independently or with the help of a parent or guardian. Additional resources are available in French through TFO.

Math story time - For kindergarten to Grade 2

Using stories to explore simple math concepts, engage children in math and make learning at home fun, this resource is designed to spark conversations about math and its connections to the world of a child. You may be prompted to download the free Math Storytime app. No accounts or passwords are required.

TVO Kids - For kindergarten to Grade 6

Award-winning, advertising-free videos, games and content that supports the Ontario curriculum.

TVO Kids offers educational programing throughout the day for school-aged children. Check out their broadcast schedule to what is on and when.

TVO Kids also has YouTube Channels dedicated to STEM and literacy programs.

  • Science and Technology
    Supports the Junior Kindergarten to Grade 3 core science curriculum. Kids can learn from fun science experiments — and even try some of them at home.
  • Mathematics
    Support the Junior Kindergarten to Grade 3 core curriculum. Kids can learn math in a way that is intriguing and fun!
  • Language
    Join in an imaginative world where learning language is paramount. View any of the specially chosen videos on this YouTube channel and witness the growth of language skills and the love of reading.

TVO mPower - For kindergarten to Grade 6

Free, award-winning online games that support the mastery of math concepts and bolster understanding of STEM and the social sciences. Boost foundational math skills and inspire a love of math. Sign up can easily be done by a parent. With a free account, students can track their progress in the games. Check out a sample preview of mPower.

TVO Mathify - For Grades 6 to 10

Free, one-on-one online support provided by Ontario Certified Teachers, is available to help students improve their math skills. Now accessible Monday to Friday, 9am to 9pm, and Sunday from 3:30pm to 9pm. Build math understanding and confidence with the help of a math tutor!

Secondary Students

Get activities and resources for high school students to use at home to supplement their learning.

High School Courses — Keep up with studies - For Grades 9 to 12

Students can review, refresh and extend their learning. During this time of school closure, teacher-facilitated online courses are being temporarily adapted to allow for independent study (not for credit). You can begin when you like and work at your own pace.

TVO Mathify - For Grades 6 to 10

Free, one-on-one online support provided by Ontario Certified Teachers, is available to help students improve their math skills. Now accessible Monday to Friday, 9am to 9pm, and Sunday from 3:30pm to 9pm. Build math understanding and confidence with the help of a math tutor!

Parents, Guardians and Caregivers

A parent's guide to literacy and mathematics in kindergarten (PDF) - For Kindergarten

Learn how kindergarten is designed to give your child a stronger start in school and in life by providing an engaging learning program that is based on a child's natural desire to play. Children enter school capable, competent and ready to learn.

Doing mathematics with your child (PDF) - For Kindergarten to Grade 6

Find tips and activities to help keep your child thinking about math all year.

A parent's guide to the fundamentals of math (PDF) - For Grades 1 to 8

Make sure students have a strong understanding of the fundamentals of math to help prepare them for success, now and in the future. What students learn today will help them solve everyday problems and prepare for the future of work.

The Ontario curriculum - For Kindergarten to Grade 12

Browse the curriculum to find what skills and knowledge students learn by the end of each grade.

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