Horizon School Division truly values parent partnerships in ensuring success and providing support for all of our children and youth. This section of our website has been developed to support our collaboration and learning together. It is only together that we do and will be the best we can be for our kids.

Explore the Alberta Legislature

Here are some activities for students to explore the Alberta Legislature while learning safely at home.

Resources are applicable to all grade levels and have direct connections to the Alberta Social Studies program. Many of the resources align particularly well with grade 6 and grade 9 Social Studies curriculum.

You can find the resources at assembly.ab.ca or on our social media @LegAssemblyofAB.

Stay tuned for pre-recorded guided tours of the Legislature building, coming soon!  

At-Home Resources

Horizon School Division is working to support parents and caregivers in the best way that we can. Please find below some resources and ideas available to help manage this new (temporary) normal and support at-home learning.

Tips: Healthy Parenting during COVID
          Child Mind Institute
          Self-Care Tips
          Energy and Calm: Brain Breaks
          Sensory Home Learning

Literacy: Storyline Online 
                  Scholastic Canada
                  CBC Kids News
                  Calgary Reads
                  Vooks - Storybooks brought to life

Numeracy: Math Game Time
                      Fun Brain
                      Math Walk
                      Dishing up the Math: Tasks at home can become math time
                      Math Storytime

Art: Art Project for Kids
         Art for Kids Hub
         Window of Time Art
         LZM Studio
         The Artful Parent

Music: Fender Guitar Lessons
             Chrome Music
             Music Activities for Kids
             Creative Music Activities
             Music and Movement Activities

Fun: The Wonder Bucket with TELUS Spark
           Fun School Aged Activities
           Spark Science From Home
           San Diego Zoo Kids
           ABCya - variety of online games

Teens: Incredibox
              Virtual Museum Tours
              The Literacy Shed
              Create Your Own Music
              Mindfulness for your Middle Years Learner at Home

Social Stories: Change - a kid's guide to understanding and handling change
                             Story by ages: Ages 4-7 & Ages 7-9
                             An explanation for children about coronavirus
                             Simple & Detailed

These links will be updated once a week.

For classroom-based at-home learning, please reference your school website.
Find your school here: List of Schools

 

My Hero Is You Storybook

A new storybook that aims to help children understand and come to terms with COVID-19 has been produced by a collaboration of more than 50 organizations working in the humanitarian sector, including the World Health Organization, the United Nations Children’s Fund, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and Save the Children.

“My Hero is You” is a book written for children around the world (primarily aged 6-11 years old) affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. “My Hero is You” should be read by a parent, caregiver or teacher alongside a child or a small group of children. It is not encouraged for children to read this book independently without the support of a parent, caregiver or teacher. 

English version            German version            Spanish version