Dear Families,

As we move into learning at home, it will be important to set up a daily routine for your child. I invite you to design a routine works best for your family. Your child’s day should be balanced between academics, exercise, hands on learning, and free time. If possible, get outside daily. If there are younger siblings in the house or you are working from home, do the best that you can. The amount of time you schedule for each learning activity will depend on your child and their ability to focus. Generally, 20-minute periods are good.

Things to Consider:

  • A consistent time to wake up and go to sleep (9 – 12 hours each night is recommended)
  • Consistent times for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.
  • Physical activity breaks, including time in fresh air if possible.
  • Plenty of hands on play time – with Lego, favourite toys, etc.
  • If you can arrange it, video conference with a classmate or a family member to build in social experience into your child’s day.
  • Enjoy your time together as a family. As challenging as this time is, it is also an opportunity to bond and to create new memories. You can also integrate learning into your day as it unfolds. For example, folding laundry or unloading the dishwasher can become a sorting activity.

Regular School Activities to Consider

  • Read with your child regularly. A bedtime read aloud to our child in English or your first language is a recommended daily routine.
  • Complete 2 – 4 Writing activities a week
  • Work on Letter Names / Sounds or Sight words 2 – 3 times a week
  • Complete 2 – 4 Math activities a week
  • Participate in Physical Activity daily
  • Make sure your child gets regular play time and engages in some kind of hands on fun that they enjoy.

I will continue to post activities for you and your child to engage in together so check the different pages of this blog regularly. I will also endeavor to post one video message each week. As we work through this time, keep in mind that you know your family and its needs the best. Please also know that you are always welcome to email me at I would love to see photos of your child at play or any artwork they create.


Mrs. Lukose

Hello Friends!

Let me start by saying how much I miss you. I was really looking forward to seeing all your beautiful smiles and hearing about your Spring Break adventures. Unfortunately, we’ll have to hold off on that for just a little bit longer.

In the meantime, we’ll have a different type of learning experience… online! With the use of this blog and other resources, I hope to keep all your wonderful learning going. I’ve been so proud, watching how much you’ve grown, so keep practicing all that you’ve learned over the past year.

It was wonderful to speak to so many of you last week. Please feel free to send me an email to let me know how you’re doing or to simply share a story. I’d love to hear from you. For now, stay safe and keep smiling!


Mrs. Lukose