Learn at Home Resources

The following resources and links are available to support families in continuing to learn at home while schools are closed. The Wellington Catholic District School Board will continue to provide updates to this site on a regular basis through the period of school closure. 

 

During this period of school closure, establishing regular routines that include a balance of learning opportunities, self-care activities and physical activity can be helpful to children and families. Learning opportunities can involve digital tools such as online games, videos and resources but can also be achieved through non-digital educational activities including playing board games, reading books, outdoor and creative play, etc. Balance, moderation and your child's interests and abilities are all considerations when setting routines and schedules for learning.  

 

The following list provides families with optional resources to support independent learning at home.

 

Learn at Home - Ministry of Education Resources 

The Ministry of Education has launched the first phase of Learn at Home, a new online portal that includes supplementary resources so student can practice math and literacy skills while schools are closed. Click on the links below for resources that have been provided by the Ministry of Education. 

Get resources designed to help young students learn at home, independently or with the help of a parent or guardian.  Additional resources are available in French through TFO.
 
Math Story Time - For Kindergarten to Grade 2 
Using stories to explore simple math concepts, engage children in math and make learning at home fun, this resource is designed to spark conversations about math, its connections to the world of a child.  You may be prompted to download the free Math Story Time app. No accounts are required. 
 
TVO Kids - For Kindergarten to Grade 6
Award-winning advertising free videos, games and content that supports the Ontario Curriculum. TVO Kids offers educational programming throughout the day for school-children.  Check out their broadcast schedule to see what is on and when. TVO Kids also has You Tube Channels dedicated to STEM and literacy programs. 
  • Science and Technology - Supports the Junior Kindergarten to Grade 3 core science curriculum. Kids can learn from fun science experiments- and even try some of them at home. 
  • Mathematics - Supports the Junior Kindergarten to Grade 3 Core Curriculum. Kids can learn math in a way that is intriguing and fun!
  • Language - Join in an imaginative workd where learning language is paramount.  View any of the specially chosen videos on this YouTube channel and witness the growth of language skills and the love of reading.
 
TVO mPower - For Kindergarten to Grade 6 
Free, award-winning online games that support the mastery of math concepts and bolsters understanding of STEM and the social sciences. Boost foundational math skills and inspire a love of math.  Sign up can easily be done by a parent. With a free account, students can track their progress in the games. Check out a sample preview of mPower. 
 
TVO Mathify - For Grades 6 to 10 
Free, one-to-one online support provided by Ontario Certified Teachers, is available to help students improve their math skills.  Now accessible Monday to Friday, 9am to 9pm, and Sunday from 3:30pm to 9pm. Build math understanding and confidence with the help of a math tutor! 

Get activities and resources for high school students to use at home to supplement their learning. 

High School Courses - Keep up with studies - For Grades 9 to 12 
Student can review, refresh and extend their learning. During this time of school closure, teacher-facilitated online courses are being temporarily adapted to allow for independent study (not for credit). You can begin when you like and work at your own pace.  

TVO Mathify - For Grades 6 to 10 
Free, one-to-one online support provided by Ontario Certified Teachers, is available to help students improve their math skills.  Now accessible Monday to Friday, 9am to 9pm, and Sunday from 3:30pm to 9pm. Build math understanding and confidence with the help of a math tutor! 
Learn how kindergarten is designed to give your child a stronger start in school and in life by providing an engaging learning program that is based on a child's natural desire to plat.  Children enter school capable, competent and ready to learn. 
 
Doing Mathematics With Your Child (PDF) - For Kindergarten to Grade 6 
Find tips and activities to help keep your child thinking about math all year. 
 
Make sure students have a strong understanding of the fundamentals of math to help prepare them for success, now and in the future. What students learn today will help them solve everyday problems and prepare for the future of work.
 
The Ontario Curriculum - For Kindergarten to Grade 12 
Browse the curriculum to find what skills and knowledge students learn by the end of each grade. 
Please see the chart below with links to other supplementary learning sites, grouped by subject and age group.
Last Updated March 29, 2020