School District 47 has a scheduled Spring Break from Monday March 22 through Tuesday April 6, 2021. There will be no StrongStart programming during this break. StrongStart GO programming will resume Wednesday April 7, 2021. The next StrongStart DO publications and Instagram posts will resume on Monday April 12, 2021. We hope you get a chance to enjoy the great spring weather in the next two weeks.
Welcome to the 2020/2021 school year. School District 47 Early Learning is offering virtual programming through publications and on Instagram. Publications are created weekly and follow a similar format to those posted in June 2020 (see below). They are both emailed to registered families and posted on this web page. Visit this web page often for new developments and updates.
The SD47 Early Learning Team has worked hard to develop an online virtual presence to inspire families since the COVID-19 pandemic hit British Columbia in March 2020.
The Early Learning team is excited to share weekly publications featuring fun ways to share time with children!
SS Newsletter Sept 21, 2020 Vol. 1 20.21.pdf
SS Newsletter Sept 28, 2020 Vol. 2 20.21.pdf
SS Newsletter Oct 5, 2020 Vol. 3 20.21.pdf
SS Newsletter Oct 13, 2020 Vol. 4 20.21.pdf
SS Newsletter Oct 19, 2020 Vol. 5 20.21.pdf
SS Newsletter Oct 26, 2020 Vol. 6 20.21.pdf
StrongStart DO- Nov 2, 2020 Pub. 7 20.21.pdf
StrongStart DO- Nov 9, 2020 Pub. 8 20.21.pdf
StrongStart DO- Nov 16, 2020 Pub. 9 20.21.pdf
StrongStart DO- Nov 23, 2020 Pub. 10 20.21.pdf
StrongStart DO- Nov 30, 2020 Pub. 11 20.21.pdf
StrongStart DO- Dec 7, 2020 Pub. 12 20.21.pdf
StrongStart DO- Dec 14, 2020 Pub. 13 20.21.pdf
StrongStart DO- Jan 4, 2021 Pub. 14 20.21.pdf
StrongStart DO- Jan 11, 2021 Pub. 15 20.21.pdf
StrongStart DO- Jan 18, 2021 Pub. 16 20.21.pdf
StrongStart DO- Jan 25, 2021 Pub. 17 20.21.pdf
StrongStart DO- Feb 1, 2021 Pub. 18 20.21.pdf
StrongStart DO- Feb 8, 2021 Pub. 19 20.21.pdf
StrongStart DO- Feb 15, 2021 Pub. 20 20.21.pdf
StrongStart DO- Feb 22, 2021 Pub. 21 20.21.pdf
StrongStart DO- Mar 1, 2021 Pub. 22 20.21.pdf
StrongStart DO- Mar 8, 2021 Pub. 23 20.21.pdf
StrongStart DO- Mar 15, 2021 Pub. 24 20.21.pdf
StrongStart DO- Apr 12, 2021 Pub. 25 20.21.pdf
BC Ministry of Education publications for Families
The Ministry of Education has created three publications for families. See links to these documents below:
Early Learning Framework- Family Guide.pdf
Lets Play- Family Activities.pdf
Play Today Family Guide.pdf
SD47 STRONGSTART ON INSTAGRAM
School District 47's Instagram site is: sd47strongstart. The schedule will be as follows starting in September 2020:
- Monday- the 5 Senses
- Tuesday- StrongStart Smile Search
- Wednesday- I-Spy
- Thursday- Around Powell River (People and Places)
- Friday- Children as Good Citizens of the House
We would love you to write a comment below any activity or idea you are inspired by. If you have picture you would like to share on our Instagram site, send it to email@example.com.
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STRONGSTART IN A NEW WAY- September 2020
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RESOURCES FROM 2019/2020
StrongStart Newsletters from June 2020.
Links to Newsletters from 2019-2020 School Year:
Newsletter 1 June 3, 2020.pdf
Newsletter 2 June 8, 2020.pdf
Newsletter 3 June 15, 2020.pdf
Summer Newsletter• June 22, 2020 (2).pdf
Resources shared during Friday ZOOM session: April-June 2020
April 17, 2020: Let's Play- activities for families- https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/education/early-learning/teach/earlylearning/lets-play-activities-for-families.pdf
April 24, 2020: Evergreen- creating environments that encourage outdoor exploration - https://www.evergreen.ca/
May 1, 2020: Children's stories read by famous people- https://www.storylineonline.net/
May 8, 2020: The Smithsonian- fun stuff for kids and teens: https://www.si.edu/kids
May 15, 2020: SD47 Learning at Home with Food https://sd47foodliteracy.com/ and
at-home science lessons: https://mysteryscience.com/
May 22, 2020: Resources focusing on Butterflies: Butterfly Migration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBakLuH6kDY ; Smithsonian Institute: butterflies- https://www.si.edu/spotlight/buginfo/butterfly
See newsletter links above for more resources.
The links below bring you to stories that help explain COVID-19 for elementary school children.
The first one is on returning to school: https://www.socialstories4kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Returning-To-School-During-COVID-19.pdf.
The second one is based on the decision to stay home and continue with distance learning: https://www.socialstories4kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Staying-Home-From-School-During-COVID-19.pdf
Early Learning Team:
Kate (StrongStart Facilitator at Henderson Elementary)
Paula (StrongStart Facilitator at Kelly Creek Community School)
Danielle (StrongStart Facilitator at Edgehill Elementary and on the ORCA Bus)
Rita John (Early Learning Coordinator at School District 47 (Powell River)