Home-School Connections: ideas to enhance student learning at home, December 2017
December 5, 2017—Each month, school newsletters include a one-page insert called Home-School Connections. It describes ways in which families can enhance student achievement and well-being. This month’s Home-School Connections (Pdf) features:
- Bring Back Play – Active play is shown to improve a child’s motor function, creativity, decision-making, problem-solving and social skills. Help Bring Back Winter Play by getting outside for at least 60 minutes of active fun each day.
- Critical Thinking – Students who are effective critical thinkers use multiple processes and skills to solve problems by making connections and reflecting on the different possibilities. Learn more about what critical thinking is and what it looks like.
- Indigenous Family Literacy Circle – Come Walk in My Moccasins project. Sign up to receive emails about Indigenous culture, recommended children’s picture books, language videos, recipes, events and additional resource links.
- Virtual Learning – Did you know that all HPEDSB students have access to a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)? The VLE is a collection of online tools to support learning. You can access the VLE located on the board website or on your child’s school website.
For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, firstname.lastname@example.org