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StrongStart 2020-2021

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. 

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2020-2021 Publications

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

SPRING BREAK

StrongStart DO- Apr 12, 2021 Pub. 25 20.21.pdf

StrongStart DO- Apr 19, 2021 Pub. 26 20.21.pdf

StrongStart DO- Apr 26, 2021 Pub. 27 20.21.pdf

StrongStart DO- May 3, 2021 Pub. 28 20.21.pdf

StrongStart DO- May 10, 2021 Pub. 29 20.21.pdf

StrongStart DO- May 17, 2021 Pub. 30 20.21.pdf

StrongStart DO- May 24, 2021 Pub. 31 20.21.pdf

StrongStart DO- May 31, 2021 Pub. 32 20.21.pdf

StrongStart DO- June 7, 2021 Pub. 33 20.21.pdf

StrongStart DO- June 14, 2021 Pub. 34 20.21.pdf

StrongStart DO- June 21, 2021 Pub. 35 20.21.pdf

The SD47 Early Learning team is taking a break from creating publications for the summer (2021). Have a great summer everyone! 


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- varied themes to the end of June 2021
  • 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 rita.john@sd47.bc.ca

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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. 

OTHER RESOURCES

COVID-19 Stories: 

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) 


Questions? 

Email: rita.john@sd47.bc.ca