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Learning at Home

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We are often asked by parents to provide ideas on ways to help students working on reading, writing and math skills at home.  Mrs. McCharles, our Learning Assistance Teacher, has put together some invaluable resources to help parents. Please click on the documents below to download a copy of the resource.  If you would like more information on these documents, or if you would like to see other items added to the list, please contact Mrs. McCharles at the school.

Roy the Zebra (NEW in November 09′)–this website is home to a package of interactive games, stories and resources that have been developed to help emerging readers learn to read.  The site is one of the most comprehensive interactive literacy resources on the net that is freely accessible…no area of the site is passwor protected.

reading-strategies.pdf (NEW in February 09′)

writing-at-home.pdf

reading-at-home.pdf

math-help.pdf

extend-learning.pdf

Technology at Home

Cyber-Bullying as Relational Aggression (NEW Jan 7th,2010)

Cyber-bullying increasingly is becoming a problem for students, educators and policy makers.  In this paper, we consider cyber-bullying as a form of relational aggression; that is, behaviour designed to damage, harm or disrupt friendship or inter-personal relationships through covert means.  We draw on the findings from a study of students in grades 6 through 9, conducted in five schools, in a large ethnically diverse metropolitan region of British Columbia, Canada, to demonstrate the inter-connection between cyber-bullying and relational aggression. Consistent with the relational aggression framework, girls were found more likely than boys to participate in these behaviours. We conclude that intervention strategies should consider gender differences and also aim at changing the trajectory of relational aggression to providing relational support and care.

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Dance Mat Typing:  Here is site designed for young people to learn to type.  If you don’t mind working with a goat with the British accent, you will find this to be a good site for primary kids.  Short lessons and drills with lots of positive feedback. Each of the 4 levels are divided into 3 stages. Begin at Level 1 and build up your skills gradually through to Level 4. When you can do it well, touch typing is the fastest way to write. Many people can soon learn to touch type faster than they can write with a pen. You will need headphones or speakers to enjoy the song and dance in each game. The games use the Flash plug-in or you can play the alternative interactive versions available at each stage. Worksheets are available for each stage that can be printed out and used offline with a typewriter or computer.

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deal.org — Affiliated with the RCMP, deal.org is, above all else, an information and prevention tool for youth. By addressing a variety of subjects through the website, the program hopes to encourage youth throughout Canada to make healthy, informed decisions and to get involved in their communities. The site consists of four distinct projects, our digital library — the Knowzonethe Toolbox and the Webzine, all of which contain content and resources developed specifically for youth.

Internet 101 –A committee of police forces, led by the RCMP, created and maintains this website, a collection of safety tips, helpful presentations and links to further police-approved resources to help kids and parents surf safely.

Facebook for Parents — To help kids reach their full potential, parents today must know about Facebook. That’s the purpose of this website and related materials.

Cyber Safety — LearnNowBC is pleased to present CyberSafe with Steve Dotto – Protect your kids in Cyberspace: A how-to guide to being CyberSafe.

Checking History Watch the video below to see how to check the internet browser history on a wireless writing laptop in both Firefox and Safari browsers.

There are more interesting pages for parents and students at “LearnNowBC” on other interesting topics:

Addressing Bullying Behavioiur      Health and Safety      Graduation         Early Learning

Language Arts                Math                   Science                    Social Studies

Other issues~If these weren’t enough!

Concerns with drugs?

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