A bowling pin only has to tilt 7.5 degrees in order to fall down.
Options to read online
Read a paper book from the school library
The main place to look for the paper books is the search bar near the top of the page. You will also see some in the bands of covers titled “Recently Viewed” and “Most Circulated.” Some books will allow you to preview portions through Google Books.
To borrow them you can: place a hold (reserve) on these books online using your library login, ask Ms. Makmillen when you see her (in-person or virtually), or send her an email.
National Geographic Kids
You know the magazine. This site is specially designed for kids. It includes information, videos and games.
Science news for Students.org
Explore the natural world, medicine, inventions and more. Cool articles written for grades 6-9.
Meet new baby animals from zoos around the world. So much variety. So much cuteness.
Check out today’s ‘wonder’ – or one of the other over 2,000 (and counting) questions they’ve covered already.
Things to do
Doodle with Mo Willems
He’s the author behind Elephant & Piggie, the Pigeon and Knuffle Bunny.
Picture Books and Novels
Lots of popular books. Login required. Ask your teacher or Ms. Makmillen for more info.
Overdrive via Halifax Public Libraries
Public library card required. Don’t have one? You can get one. Please ask a parent/guardian and click here.
Watch actors read children’s books
Unite for Literacy
Very short books that can be read to you in many languages (see Narration)
Support and Mental Health
Kids Help Phone
Got a problem? Need to talk to someone? Kids Help Phone is free and available 24/7, 365 days a year. Phone: 1-800-668-6868 | Text: CONNECT to 686868 | Web: www.kidshelpphone.ca/live-chat/
Mr. Lang’s Virtual Guidance Office
Visit our school guidance counsellor’s site above or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org to check in or make an appointment.
Schools Plus staff help connect families with the supports they need within the school and the wider community. Reach ours (Brenda McNutt) at email@example.com.
Child and Youth Mental Health Services
The provincial government’s list of websites/organizations.
Learning at Home
Halifax Public Library Highlights
HPL has so many resources for you! Check them out! Hover over these links for extra description
HomepageKids PortalEndless Ideas Blog PostCoronavirusHPL’s TwitterMovies via KanopyeBooksOverdrive (ebooks) Kids' Room
Squiggle Park though HPL
Have fun playing and practicing basic letter and reading skills. There are also free trials you can access without a library card.
If you have play sand, you probably have what you need to make Kinetic Sand. It’s not play-doh or slime, but it is awesome!
Make Stop Motion Movies
Have a camera? Check this out!
Includes Fair Dealing Guidelines and FAQs for teachers.
Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) – February 2021
A School Library Journal article - updated February 18, 2021.
Skype An Author (maintained by Kate Messner)
[Halifax Public] Library Tools for Teachers
Lots of great resources here
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News Sources for the General Public
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"When you open a book it's like going to the theater first you see the curtain then it is pulled aside and the show begins." — Cornelia Funke