The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.
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.
Fresh Content Daily
Check out today’s ‘wonder’ – or one of the other over 2,000 (and counting) questions they’ve covered already.
Doodle with Mo Willems
He’s the author behind Elephant & Piggie, the Pigeon and Knuffle Bunny.
Picture Books and Novels
Lots of popular books. Free trials during closures. Login required. Ask your teacher or Ms. Makmillen for more info.
International Children's Digital Library
Children’s books from countries around the world
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 (Laura Hutt) at LHutt@hrce.ca or 902-456-5972.
Child and Youth Mental Health Services
The provincial government’s list of websites/organizations.
Learning at Home
Scholastic Learn at Home
A daily selection of activities you can do for fun.
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!
Can Teachers Read Books Out Loud Online? Actually, Yes. An Edsurge article - March 30, 2020
A School Library Journal article - March 18, 2020
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
News Sources Regarding School
Flattening Pandemic Curves - back in 1918!
a historical example from National Geographic
The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.” – Albert Ellis