Welcome to Crofton Library Learning Commons “Links” page. Mrs. Elliot has listed below websites and apps that are recommended for continued learning at home. Some sites will require registration; it is recommended for your child’s online safety that registration is done by the parent using the parent’s name.
Library and Reading Links
In December all classes will learn about the Halifax Explosion of 1917. The k-4 are read stories about the gift of a tree that the people of Nova Scotia send to the city of Boston to thank them for their help during the weeks after the explosion. The 5 & 6 students are introduced to a virtual reality experience of the explosion and other stories, pictures and videos. Please see links below for further learning.
CBC Articles on the Halifax Explosion
A CITY DESTROYED: Experience the Halifax Explosion, 100 years later (virtual reality 360′)
Rick Mercer – Rick goes to Pictou County, Nova Scotia to help fell the Christmas tree the Province of Nova Scotia sends to the City of Boston every year as thanks for help after the Halifax explosion.
February is Black History Month. We learned about Viola Desmond and the Underground Railroad. Here are some links to clips that were shown in class to the older students and some links for further learning.
Canadian $10 bill – featuring Viola Desmond and the Museum for Human rights
We read the book Viola Desmond won’t be Budged by Jody Nyasha Warner, illustrated by Richard Rudnicki
Some intermediate classes watched a TED talk (TEDed) about Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad.
Canadian Museum for Human Rights: Virtual Facebook Tour, Virtual Field Trip, Viola Desmond, The story of slavery in Canadian History
ADST (Applied design, skills, and technologies) links
- Quiver – use app to turn colouring pages 3D (free and paid pages)
- Pixel art colouring pages and apps
- Coding sites
Haunted Canada Readings by Author Joel Alexander Sutherland on YouTube
Dav Pilkey at Home – videos Friday mornings at 8am ET on Scholastic.com
Barbara Reid – illustrator and author presents clay project videos
Author Peter Reynolds reads his books on Facebook
Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems – The Kennedy Center – 15 episodes with downloadable activities.
Munsch Monday on Scholastic Canada’s Facebook Page – Activities to go with a favourite Munsch story. Pyjama Day
Lego.com Let’s Build Together #LetsBuildTogether on all social media platforms. 30 day Lego challenge
Audible stories – Free Audio books
PBS Kids Facebook Page Read-Alongs:
Fine Arts Education Links
Crofton Elementary School Fine Arts Facebook page
Crofton Fine Art Website http://croftonarts.weebly.com