296 original lesson plans submitted by teachers
Crafts for Kids: Educational Activities for Children
Many educational activities primarily aimed at
Kindergarten and Cycle 1 students. The activities
include Alphabuddies Section, Bulletin Board Ideas,
Children's Book Breaks (includes 'Fairy Tales
and Nursery Rhymes'), Color Buddies Section, Mini-Books
Section, Number Buddies Section, and Shapes Buddies
Kindergarten Support Package – Communicating With Parents About Literacy Development
Communicating effectively with parents is an important responsibility for all teachers. This partnership is an important factor in giving your students a strong foundation for becoming life-long readers and writers. The Educational Services Department has created a package of literacy-related resources for your use in preparing communication with Kindergarten parents.
Trousse d’informations pour la maternelle – Communication aux parents concernant le développement en littératie
Communiquer efficacement avec les parents est une des responsabilités importantes des enseignants. Cette association est nécessaire pour établir de bonnes bases en littératie si on veut que les élèves développent le goût de lire et d’écrire pour la vie. Les services éducatifs ont créé des ressources en littératie pour vous aider à planifier votre communication avec les parents de la maternelle.
Games for Young Kids Various math games
appropriate for children ages 3-6.
Street Game Room Many educational games
aimed at Kindergarten and Preschool students.
Activities deal with letters, numbers, shapes,
sorting and more. There are links on the site
that will take you to various types of activities
dealing with stories, art, music etc.
is a free resource of 1,000s of games, songs
and stories for 2 to 6 year olds.
and Religious Culture
How to access ERC resources on LEARN
How to join the ERC Professional Learning Community
Evaluation tools aligned with the Framework for the Evaluation for Learning
(LEARN username and password required)
Presentation ERC Training-
Session I (Overview)
Presentation ERC Training- Session
II (Links to Resources)
Ethics and Religious Culture Program
- MELS Includes detailed program information and Learning and Evaluation Situations
Booklists for Ethics and Religious
Checklists for the dialogue
competency according to
key features - elementary and secondary
Websites for Ethics and Religious
Culture: Information, activities,
Template for creating Learning and Evaluation
Situations based on Understanding
ERC planning charts by cycle:
ERC – Forms of religious expression:
Photos of religious artefacts, objects, symbols,
of worship with explanations in English and French.
Compiled by the ERC Quebec Anglophone Region
Lesson Ideas - Here you will
find lesson ideas created by teachers at the SWLSB
the Ethics and Religious Culture – Session
II workshop. These lesson ideas are not complete – but
are there to help begin your instruction. Feel
free to use them to help you become familiar
with the ERC program.
LEARN Quebec – This site has a variety of ERC resources including program information, related videos and documents, graphic organizers, and links to all of the Learning and Evaluation Situations that have been created to date.
Ressources en ligne en français pour Ethique et Culture Religieuse
A "growing" list of novels used in the classrooms of some Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board teachers.
In order to assist teachers in the selection of novels for use as Read Alouds or in Literature Circles, please fill in this Novel Survey form and email it to:
Literature Circles – Book recommendations
These books have been recommended by SWLSB teachers and students.
2 Response to Literature Teaching Resource
for the teaching of Response to Literature developed
by the Eastern Townships School Board
International Reading Association:
Working together with
a wide range of partners, the International Reading
Organization has created
this fine website that brings together hundreds
of resources related to reading in all its forms
and varieties. The materials and links presented
here are divided into four primary sections,
including “Teaching Tools”, “Issues
in Literacy”, and “Literacy Community”.
Brett's Home Page
2,293 pages of free activities, coloring pages,
Book Reports -- 25 Ideas!
Tired of the same old book report formats? Do
your students grumble every time you mention the
words book reports? Spice up those old book reports
with some new ideas. Education World presents
25 ideas for you to use or adapt.
Page is a huge collection of professionally
produced instructional material for you to download
and print. Lesson plans, books, worksheets and
much more can be found on the site. Become a member
(it is free!) and download over 1500 professionally
produced worksheets, activities and lesson plans
for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second
grade, and third grade. EWE BOOKS are for
registered Learning Page members (free). Each
book is downloadable, printable, and designed
to be folded and assembled to make a 16 page book.
There are 16 pages of teaching notes to supplement
each story, 20 Funsheets with activities relating
to each story, and Fact Files for all the characters
that appear in the story. There is also a color
version of the story to read online, and a new
book every month.
Theater Scripts Readers Theater is a fun
and effective way to build fluency and confidence.
Any story can be easily adapted into a readers
theater script. This site contains many "Reader's
Theater" scripts which can be downloaded
in either MS Word or Adobe formats.
Mathematics K-8 Includes
a Teacher Resource Centre which contains various
online Math Activities. Click here
for direct link to Nelson 3, and here
for direct link to Nelson 4
These pages will provide math helpers like grids,
charts, manipulatives, worksheets, and forms.
Each Wednesday evening a new Brain Teaser
is posted for each grade-range. Solutions will
be posted a week later.
You can count on this site to make math fun
and exciting--and educational at the same time!
Play to learn with the wide assortment of mathematically
themed games; explore galleries of technological
marvels in the Matrix; or explore what's in a
number in the magic squares of Numberland. Great
math games for all ages, number poems, limericks,
facts and pictures and more.
Graphs and charts are great because they communicate
information visually. This site allows you to
create area, bar, pie and line graphs online.
National Clearinghouse Math Topics
Lists of web sites categorized by subject
areas within mathematics. Number and Operations,
Measurement, Reasoning, Problem Solving etc.
Explore the world of educational games on the
- Kids Center
Six Math games: Math Baseball, Shape Surveyor,
Power Football, Line Jumper, Change Maker and
Fresh Baked Fractions.
K-12 math lessons on graphing, problem solving,
fractions, counting, ratio and proportion, puzzles
Here you'll find lesson plans, background information,
and helpful tips on some of the key topics you'll
encounter in MathSteps.
Math Meaningful for Young Students - Developing
the Language of Mathematics
Develop a foundation for math problem solving
by helping young students identify math in their
Ideas for setting up Math Centres
Learning is not limited to the classroom. A significant
portion of what children learn occurs outside
the walls of the classroom. Parents, as "home
teachers", can be extremely valuable contributors
to their children's education. Mathematics for
Parents aims at informing parents about how their
children think about mathematics.
The Math Forum is a leading center for mathematics
and mathematics education on the Internet. The
Math Forum's mission is to provide resources,
materials, activities, person-to-person interactions,
and educational products and services that enrich
and support teaching and learning in an increasingly
Calling all math detectives! Mysteries are popping
all over town, and our chief sleuth needs your
help to crack each case.
This site features original mathematics problem
solving worksheets for teachers and parents to
copy for their kids. Use them for teaching, reinforcement,
and review. They are most appropriate for grades
four and five, but many are designed to be challenging
and informative to older and more advanced students.
A math webquest is a project which uses internet
resources to obtain relevant data which is then
analyzed and used in various mathematical exercises.
Sample Math WebQuests are provided.
Professor Tobbs - Educational Activities
These wonderful activities help children develop
important mathematical ideas and thinking skills
that they will use in math, science and in everyday
CARLTON'S ALGEBRA I WEB SITE Mrs. Carlton's
Algebra I Web Site contains explanations and tutorials
on first year algebra concepts as well as 2 dozen
quicktime tutorial movies. There are helpful hints
on how to study and prepare for tests. In addition,you
will find a glossary and a short history of algebra.
Throughout the school year, a section called "This
Week in Mathematics" connects visitors to
a Problem of the Week, a Cartoon of the Week,
a weekly quotation and a Special Tip of the Week.
Library of Virtual Manipulatives an excelent
library of uniquely interactive, web-based virtual
manipulatives or concept tutorials for mathematics
instruction (K-8 emphasis).
Kids Cyberchase (Flash plugin required)
A fun math related game is available every
day at Cyberchase. Use the show to reinforce a
concept taught in class. Pump up the math skills
and have a little fun at the same time. Take the
poll (and have students apply their knowledge
of graphs) or have a peek at the next day's show.
and Standards for School Mathematics
Principles and Standards for School Mathematics,
by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics,
is intended to be a resource and guide for all
who make decisions that affect the mathematics
education of students in prekindergarten through
grade 12. The recommendations in it are grounded
in the belief that all students should learn important
mathematical concepts and processes with understanding.
Principles and Standards makes an argument for
the importance of such understanding and describes
ways students can attain it.
of the Week
The Math Forum's Problems of the Week (PoWs) are
designed to provide creative, non-routine challenges
for students in grades three through twelve. Problem-solving
and mathematical communication are key elements
of every problem.
Solving for 3rd to 12th grade
Apply the reliable problem solving process shown
in these examples to the word problems in any
text or other teaching material and become an
expert problem solver.
Solving In Mathematics
There are many strategies for solving mathematical
problems but this site focuses on Guess and Check,
Look for a Pattern, Make A Systematic List, Make
A Drawing Or Model, Simplify the Problem. By using
these problems in your classroom for a few minutes
each day, you can enhance your student's problem
solving skills considerably.
Education's Evergreen Curriculum
On-line Rubrics for Mathematics Problem Descriptions
for Solutions: A Web-Based Problem-Solving Unit
Are you Searching for Solutions to math problems?
This web-based unit will introduce students to
strategies and real-life practice activities for
applying problem-solving skills.
for Mathematics Curriculum
Strategies, Activities, Skills and Process - The
Four Step Problem Solving Method - Problem Solving
Strategies for Intermediate Students - Resources
-Assessment Tools (Disclaimer:
You MAY print copies of the information for your
personal use only.)
Mathematics in a Primary Classroom
This web site is intended for primary teachers
of mathematics. This web site includes a brief
description of current research about addition
and subtraction methods, some thoughts on how
children construct mathematical knowledge, links
to articles discussing constructivism in the mathematics
classroom, and a description of a primary classroom
activity which involves teaching mathematics through
Problems For Kids
This Web Site contains word problems for students
and teachers. The problems are classified into
grade levels from Grade 5 to Grade 12. THIS IS
NOT A TEST, but a set of carefully selected problems
which can help you improve your problem solving
skills -if you try to carefully think about how
you would solve each problem, and once you have
found the solution, you make sure that you understand
all parts of the solution. You can try any problem
you like and if the problem is a little difficult
you can get helpful hints by following the hints
Social Sciences Resource Centre ~ Classroom Practices:
Learning ~ Grade 1 Social Studies: Families
Students will learn about their own identity
within the context of family and the classroom.
They will learn that each person and family has
unique characteristics that are of value and should
be respected. They will learn that people are
similar and different in various ways.
Learning ~ Grade 2 Social Studies: Local Community
Students will learn that they are members of a
number of different groups including the school
and local community. While exploring the identity
of the school and community, they will learn that
communities have unique characteristics that are
of value and should be respected. They will learn
that various communities have similarities and
website was designed
for Elementary Cycle 2 and 3 Geography, History
and Citizenship Education. Resources
have been provided to help you guide your students
as they travel through time exploring the lives
who left the Thirteen Colonies and settled in
present-day Canada from 1776-1792.
Fur Trade and the Hudson's Bay Company
This site is about the fur trade in Canada
and how it led to the exploration of the country
and the formation of the oldest and largest company
in Canadian history: Hudson's Bay Company.
and Northern Affairs Canada - Information Sheets
Download these information sheets, written for
children aged 8-11, on Canada's Aboriginal peoples
of the Past: The Archaeology of an Iroquoian Longhouse
By studying the archaeological remains of an Iroquoian
longhouse, we can find out details of Iroquoian
life 500 years ago.
Beadwork - Cultural Portraits of the Past and
Many First Nations in Québec and Canada
have long practiced beadwork. This art has become
a very real tradition for two Iroquois nations
in particular, the Mohawks, who live near Montreal,
and the Tuscaroras, who live on the American side
of Niagara Falls. This website and the McCord
Museum exhibition that inspired it - Across Borders:
Beadwork in Iroquois Life - are based mainly on
the beadwork of these two nations.
Oral Traditions Various Iroquois stories
Ideas & Sources : The Inca
Some Internet sites and books gathered by
the History and Geography Task Force that may
help you in teaching about the Incas.
Ideas & Sources : The 13 Colonies
Some Internet sites and books gathered by the
History and Geography Task Force that may help
you in teaching about the 13 Colonies.
the Internet for Social Sciences: Cycle 2
Gather your Hotlists, strike a positive attitude
with a Subject Sampler, provide learners with
information through a Treasure Hunt, and finally
engage them in higher-order thinking with a WebQuest.
This would seem to be a reasonable and fairly
This website was designed for Elementary Cycle 2 and 3 Geography, History and
Citizenship Education. Resources have been provided to help you guide your students
as they travel through time exploring the lives of Loyalists who left the Thirteen
Colonies and settled in present-day Canada from 1776-1792.
First Nations and the Inuit of
The purpose of this website is to introduce and
deepen students' understanding of the First Nations
of Canada rich and varied cultural history.
Canadians - An Inquiry Based WebQuest
Students work as teams of writers for a local
paper doing a week long special on Great Canadians.
By the end of this webquest, students will have
discovered many new things about Canada and the
people that have made it such a great country.
Learning ~ Grade 4 Social Studies: Heritage
Students will study the history of the people
of Saskatchewan from the pre-contact First Nations
people, the early European immigrants, explorers,
fur traders, the Mètis peoples, and the
later immigrants from many countries of the world
who all contributed to the current multicultural
mosaic of this province.
Learning ~ Grade 5 Social Studies: Canada
Students will explore the identity of Canada.
They will learn about its geography, that is,
its landforms, river systems, climate, and vegetation.
They will also learn about places within the country,
its national and regional symbols, and its people,
Life in Upper Canada Where did the pioneers
come from? Where did they settle? Who was already
there? How did the pioneers use the land? How
was water important? What was it like to live
in a pioneer village? Includes activity sheets
to guide students through sections of this site.
and Culture Watch
New France Links, Canada in the 1800's,
Thirteen Colonies Links, Black History Links
Be The Travel Agent:A Social Studies
WebQuest on Canada
Students are travel agents working for The World
Wide Web Travel Agency. The agency has asked them
to create a "travel page" on a Canadian
province for a big advertising campaign that is
attempting to attract tourists to visit Canada.
The premier Web site for health and physical education
teachers, parents, and students. The goal is to
provide the latest information about developmentally
appropriate physical education programs for children
Eric - Nutrition Lesson Plans
Eighteen elementary lesson plans on nutrition
Choices for Kids
The Healthy Choices for Kids nutrition
education program has material, lesson
plans, and worksheets on Eat a Wide Variety of
Foods,Choose a Healthy and Active Lifestyle, Eat
Plenty of Fruits,
Vegetables, & Grains, Choose Healthy Snack