Dan Santat (www.dantat.com) is a gifted author/illustrator. He is currently creating mini-lessons and activities based on our current situation. I will be posting one of these mini-activities every week so stay tuned. :)
Previous mini-activities from Dan can be found here:
After Lunch Silent Write with Mr. S
If you're interested, click here to get to the Google Doc with the Zoom information
(You have to be logged into your GEDU account to access the Doc).
If you have questions about writing, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Main Villain Bio Template - Here is a template you can download in order to create interesting, well-rounded villains.
Main Character Bio Template - Here is a template you can download in order to create interesting, well-rounded characters.
Click HERE if you would like to watch the fantastic movie of "The Gruffalo".
"The Great Paper Caper" by Oliver Jeffers
Now, make your own paper airplane and see how far it flies. Make different kinds of paper airplanes and see which design flies the furthest. Take a picture of your paper airplane and send it to email@example.com
"Boxitects" by Kim Smith
I'm super excited to introduce "Boxitects" by Kim Smith, an author and Illustrator from Calgary. Listen to the story first. Then enjoy some of the activities listed below. If you like what you have built, email a picture to firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll put it on the website. :)
Mo Willems, the author and illustrator of the Pigeon and Elephant & Piggie series, also has some Lunch Doodles videos. I will begin posting them here so you can draw along with this super-talented author/artist.
To access the school's audiobooks:
1) Click on your school logo.
2) Search for "audiobooks".
3) Choose the audiobook you want to listen to.
4) If you need to login, your username and password will be the same as your Chromebook sign-in. ie., username: joe.smith password: sd1234567
5) Click the title to play.
A welcome distraction with a lot of creative content inside. Link to the website HERE. Even Gryffindors are allowed in. ;)
Additional Resources & Links
Student Zimbra Link
(Access your Student Zimbra email account by using your username (email@example.com) and use the password you use to access your Chromebooks at school)
Destiny Library Database
(You can access district resouces by clicking on your school's library database and then the "visual" tab.
Digital Skillz Website
A Journey to Canada Website
First Nations Resources Website
SD73 Aboriginal Education Website
First Nations Pedagogy
KSA - Parts of the Library
McGowan Park - Parts of the Library
Using the Library Search Station
Library Scavenger Hunt 1A
Library Scavenger Hunt 1B
The Amazing Library Race #1
How to Create a QR Scavenger Hunt
Your Digital Footprint
Searching the Internet: Tips & Tricks
Plagiarism: A Scourge On Our Planet
Caring For Your Chromebook
Tips To Improve Your Google Presentations
Three Careers Research - Template
Career Google Slide Project - Template
Career Google Slide Project Rubric
Primary Club Code: Coding 1-3
Club Code: Coding
Club Code: Spheros - Blocks 1
Club Code: Spheros - Blocks 2
Club Code: Spheros - Challenge M
Club Code: Spheros - Challenge J
Club Code: Spheros - Challenge Ch
Ancient Roman Gladiators
Exploring Extreme Environments
Latitude & Longitude
Mission of the CSS Kamloops
Renewable Energy Webquest
Projects & Lessons
Adways - An Inquiry-Based Project
Problem-Solvers #1 - The Amazing Race
Problem-Solvers #3 - Geography
The "Quest" Writing Project
Plate Tectonics Drama Activity
DK Find Out!
National Geographic Kids
Scholastic Study Jams!
Scholastic At Home