Home-School Connections: ideas to enhance student learning at home, April 2018

April 12, 2018 – Each month, school newsletters include a one-page insert called Home-School Connections. It describes ways in which families can enhance student learning at home in the areas of literacy; numeracy; healthy, caring schools and improving student learning.

This month’s Home-School Connections (Pdf) features:

  • Physical: Activating our Brains. Before you cozy in with a book or jump on the internet, MOVE. Your brain and your ability to think, will thank you for it.
  • Cognitive: It’s important for children and teens to read and to write outside of school hours, especially during summer holidays and breaks from school.
  • Emotional: Reading about experiences is almost the same as living it! Your brain creates the visuals and the images in your mind. Your Brain on Books: 10 Things That Happen to Our Minds When We Read.
  • Social: Although writing may feel like an individual thing to do – it’s actually very social. We write because we have something to say, learn or hold on to. Writing is an exchange, a conversation and an opportunity to build on what we know.

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, [email protected]

Last updated: April 12, 2018 at 1:46 pm
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