Resources & Strategies

Teacher AND Student Support and Resources

Technology-based

  • “Genius Hour”
    • Genius hour allows students to explore their own passions in the classroom while encouraging creativity. It is an inquiry-based learning strategy for students.
  • BrainPOP Jr.
    • BrainPOP Jr. is an elementary based learning resource that supports students in learning core and supplemental subjects. BrainPOP is fun, educator focused, reflective and global.
    • It is a great engagement tool for both teachers and students
    • https://jr.brainpop.com
  • Tumble books
    • Tumble Books is a great resource for books. It is a fun resource for children, as it includes great animations with existing illustrations of the book. It also uses unique character voices. Tumble books lights up the words on the screen as they read so the viewer can follow along too. 
    • https://www.tumblebooks.comStoryline online
      • Another online reading resource for children!
      • Storyline aims to strengthen comprehension and verbal and written skills for English language learners. Each book on its website contains curriculum connections.
      • Their goal is to “advance children’s literacy, and improve children’s lives”.
  • Whole Brain Teaching
  • Saskatchewan Professional Development Unit (SPDU)
  • Saskatchewan Rivers Public School Division
  • Summarized Outcomes across Areas of Study for Kindergarten to Grade 5
  • Two Writing Teachers
  • The Strangers By Chris VanAlburg
    • A wonderful, engaging book to read to students of any age.
    • It is very thought-provoking and is great for supporting students in using different reading and engagement strategies such as questioning and 
  • YouCubed
    • A resource to help teachers feel more comfortable teaching mathematics 
    • Brings big ideas into accessible and understandable platforms
    • https://www.youcubed.org
  • Seesaw
    • For connecting with families
  • Building your classroom library…
    • Value Village
      • An affordable way to start building your classroom
      • Check here often for books!
    • Scholastic Books
      • Often offer free books for teachers
      • Parents can “donate” money to help you buy books for your classroom
      • Sometimes can buy large packages, making books more affordable
  • Mimio
    • A great resource to help you bring technology into the classroom
    • It could be pricey – but the ideas are still here!
  • Scholastic
  • Class Dojo, Seesaw
  • ClassCrafts

 

Movement Breaks:

  • Movement Wheel- Make your own!
    • Spin the wheel and perform the skill presented!
    • It helps students to understand the relationship between space, effort, and relationships in physical education.
    • It can be used as a movement break resource at any time.
  • Go Noodle
    • Go Noodle is a super fun resource for elementary-aged children. It is packed full of fun resources to help get kids active in the classroom and get them back on track so they can be their best. 
    • It speaks about the connection of physical activity with our youth’s physical and mental health, along with their behavior in the classroom. 
    • Please use!
    • https://www.gonoodle.com
  • Slap count to 20
    • Have students find a partner. The students must take turns lightly slapping/ touching/ high-fiving each other’s hands. On their turn, students can either high-five with one hand (one move) or can high-five with two hands. Each time a student high fives, they must count. The person that lands on 20 wins!
    • Something like this! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtawDRblSuE 
  • Free the num bum.
  • Toe Tapper
    • Find a partner. Toe tap one time right foot. Toe tap three times left foot. Toe tap two times right foot. Keep this pattern and go as fast as you can!
    • Great for all ages.
    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0uiA6UITDw 

Ways to Make Groups:

 

Other: 

  • Student decorated art folders
    • When it comes time for report cards and parent days, have students choose 3 pieces of art to display for their parents to see and mark those three for their report cards 
    • Gives students