Digital Literacy, Events, research skills, Special Days/Weeks/Months

Book Character Potato Pictures, Online Book Fair Launches Wednesday, and Digital Citizenship Week

Here is the link to my presentation for families about Digital Citizenship again, in case you missed it in a previous post. It includes links to a Family Media agreement, research sites for kids, e-books about digital citizenship, and online games for practicing digital citizenship.  Take a look!
Have a wonderful week HHCS!
Apps and websites, Authors, Events, research skills, Uncategorized

Women’s History Month, More Research Sites for Kids, and Discover Your Reading Superpower

Discover your reading superpower with the Book Outlet Spring Online book sale coming up soon!  We are excited to announce that we have partnered with Book Outlet to host a 2 week online book fair fundraiser.  Book Outlet is an online retailer that offers thousands of new books for up to 90% off!

Book Fair Details:

Event dates:  March 15-29, 2021

Rewards:  20% of all Book Outlet purchases made during the online book fair will go back to our school in cash rewards.

Mark your calendar!

A few weeks ago I posted some research sites for kids– here is the rest of my list- hope it helps! – site for freely usable images

Cool Kid Facts

girl with globe looking across the sea - kids world travel guide (current events)

(mostly current events)

Time for Kids.

Ancient History for Kids: Ancient Civilizations

New book order flyers for Scholastic are here!

Class code – RC391237

March-April Seasonal Flyer

March 2021 Flyer – English


March is Women’s History Month!  I shared this story book with some of the primary students.  I just love Brad Meltzer’s Ordinary People Change the World series!

I shared Shark Lady, by Canadian author Jess Keating, with multiple grade levels.  Here’s the book trailer!

This post from Kidlit Tv has many helpful lists!

250+ Multicultural Children’s Books For Women’s History Month

Enjoy your week HHCS!



Apps and websites, Authors, Events, research skills, Uncategorized

Canadian Author Focus, Upcoming School Event, and Research Sites for Kids

Hello everyone, I hope you enjoyed your Family Day weekend!  I wanted to let you know about an upcoming event for the whole school- I READ CANADIAN DAY.  We will be celebrating this as our AR Term 2 Celebration on Friday Feb. 26.  This will involve:

outdoor events- bonfires, snacks, and snow sculpture competitions

indoor events – reading books about Canada or by Canadian authors,  Canadian trivia and virtual field trips

and THEMED DRESS for the day!  You and your children can start planning what they will wear that day to fit the Canadian theme.  They can wear red and white Canadian colours, or dress as a famous Canadian, dress as a Canadian author, etc.  I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with!


On that note, I want to feature a Canadian author today- Jon Klassen.


I have been putting together a master list of research websites for students that I think are the most helpful or of the best quality.  There are many out there but these are the best that I have found so far.  I will feature the rest of my list next week.  Feel free to bookmark this post or these sites for when your child has a school project or assignment to work on , or if they just want to use these sites for fun!

The Canadian Encyclopedia: Home

Especially helpful for older students. – This is the Britannica database – our school has a subscription.  Email me (see ‘contact Mrs. B’ at top of page) for the username and password.

Encyclopedia Britannica Logo

Great for primary grade students.

DK - A World of ideas: See all there is to know

Frank - FactMonster

So much to explore here!

Image result for kids national geographic

Safe virtual search engine for kids.

Anything you’ve ever wondered about… find out here!