As the current uncertainty continues with regard to the beginning of the new school year, some families have inquired about ways to engage their children in on-going learning. As is the case during the summer months, when school is not in session, recommendations for keeping students involved with their learning include:
~Have children read every day. Both independent and shared reading are excellent ways to maintain reading fluency and understanding.
~Ask questions about what your child is reading.
~Keep a journal. Parents/guardians can respond to the journal entries and ask questions to further connections and develop ideas.
~Check out the 'Learning Commons' resources available through this website (located near the top of the Front Page)
We also encourage parents to visit the Public Library and other community organizations that can provide students and families with learning opportunities. Unfortunately, we are not able to provide school resources, such as text books, at this time. However, additional on-line resources can be found at:
LearnNow BC resources found at: http://www.learnnowbc.ca Several Math and Reading resources are available on this website.
The Canadian Parents for French website, which is providing strike-specific advice and resources at http://bc-yk.cpf.ca/resources/for-parents/2014-strike-resource-for-students-in-french-programs/
We will continue to update families as new information becomes available.
Message from Assistant Superintendent of Saanich Schools, Scott Stinson and Elementary Principals and Vice Principals