Time has flown!

Hi everyone,

What a busy time it has been this past month! In my family we had many birthdays to celebrate in May. Because we could not have birthday parties we had many zoom get togethers. For my son’s birthday we had a firetruck come to our house to say Happy Birthday.- that was very exciting! The Fire Departments are doing free Birthday drop by’s for kids who cannot have parties. You just have to book it online and they will come!

It looks like some of us may be returning to school soon! Some students will continue learning from home and some will return to the classroom. Things will be VERY different at school but we will do our best to have the same fun together we always have! We will not be able to use any school books/resources (no centres/bins, technology/ADST, sports equipment etc). In class learning will be the exact same material being sent home for remote learning.  For those of you who will not return for the last couple of weeks, we will continue to have ZOOM meetings so we can chat and see each other 🙂

Report cards will be getting written soon so its important to submit any assignments in this next coming week. ALSO- do not forget to submit assignments to Ms. Carr (ELL) and Mrs. Jefferson (MUSIC). Mrs. Jefferson is still waiting for many of you to send her back emails so she knows you have completed her tasks for music.

I also still have some student personal belongings in the classroom I will post pictures of so we can arrange pick up! Please remember to fill out your school surveys and to also send me an email letting me know if you will be learning from home or in-class!

Have a great week!

Mrs. V

What a Wonderful World!

Hello everyone,

What a great week it has been. It was so wonderful seeing your faces and hearing your voices! You are all working so hard and I really appreciate your efforts. I am also happy I got to share a book with you: What a Wonderful World. This “story” is actually a song from a long time ago. It’s during times like these I feel it is VERY important to look at the world differently – in a more positive light. To consider what we love MOST about our world. Please take a moment to listen to the song below:

We will be completing a project based on the topic next week! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and take time to enjoy our world!

** ALSO- Joel created his very own game by coding. Check out his game using the link below 🙂


Mrs. V

Keeping up!

Hi everyone! 

I really appreciate all of the work you have been putting in! Keeping up and working from home is a tough job! I know it has been a long time now since we’ve been learning together in person- teachers are missing school just like you! Please make sure you don’t forget about your other teachers (library, music, past teachers, ANY TEACHER). Feel free to look up their email addresses on the school website and send them a hello! Mrs. Jefferson has been in touch with you regarding some music activities! She has kindly asked me to remind you to send her an email to say you finished an activity!

I look forward to seeing your beautiful faces on ZOOM next week 🙂

Mrs. V

In celebration of Earth Day…

Check out this beautiful song -shared by Mrs . Jefferson 🙂

Activity: Draw a picture of you singing your song or write what you like about the song and/or how it made you feel. Feel free to share with Mrs. Jefferson by sending her an email! Her email address is: Laura.Jefferson@burnabyschools.ca

How are you feeling?

Hi everyone,

Thank you all for the hard work you’ve been doing- students and parents! I know how hard this time has been and I am aware the pressure continues to build. Please know I am here for you all. Even if students just want to chat we can set up a phone conversation or a zoom time where we can share our learning together. I know many parents are working from home and I completely get how tricky it is to balance it all! I came across this awesome site that has many ideas for indoor home activities- some creative and fun ways to keep kids not only busy but learning.


I also know a lot of us are probably using a ton of hand sanitizers and soaps these days and I came across this fun kids video about how sanitizer kills germs!


Have a great week

Happy Thoughtful Thursday

I hope everyone takes some time to enjoy this beautiful weather today! Even though social distancing is SO important right now it is also important to keep healthy and exercise.  If you do not have a backyard you can do some “fun fitness” on your patio or in your home! There are a ton of fitness videos for kids on YOUTUBE or try this:

15 jumping jacks

Balance on one leg, then the other

30 seconds of running in one spot

Touch the sky as high as you can, then touch your toes (take it slow)

15 jumps as high as you can

30 seconds of hopping

lay on the ground/floor and stretch out like super man (and yell I AM SUUUUUUPER)

This is a great DPA (deep physical activity) routine 🙂

I sent out an email to all parents/families yesterday regarding student online accounts for reading/writing. I have posted your first assignment! Please work with this site at least once a week as you gain rewards for progressing with your learning (on the Learning A-Z website).

If any of you have completed your Clinton Hearts don’t forget to email to me so I can post some pictures in our blog gallery (try not to include your face as this is somewhat a public site).  We want to be mindful and always use online safety protocols 🙂

Chat soon,

Mrs. V


Hi all!

Here is a list of some really great sites you can start exploring – some will be for various ages and some specific but they may work for multiple members of your family 🙂

✅The San Diego Zoo has a website just for kids with amazing videos, activities, and games. Enjoy the tour! https://kids.sandiegozoo.org/

✅Tour Yellowstone National Park!

✅Explore the surface of Mars on the Curiosity Rover.

✅This Canadian site FarmFood 360 offers 11 Virtual Tours of farms from minks, pigs, and cows, to apples and eggs.  https://www.farmfood360.ca/

✅Indoor Activities for busy toddlers

40+ Best Indoor Activities from Busy Toddler

✅Play games and learn all about animals

✅Play with fave show characters and learn too https://pbskids.org/

✅Travel to Paris, France to see amazing works of art at The Louvre with this virtual field trip.

✅This Virtual Tour of the Great Wall of China is beautiful and makes history come to life.

✅Math and Reading games  https://www.funbrain.com/

✅Phonics skills https://www.starfall.com/h/

✅This iconic museum located in the heart of London allows virtual visitors to tour the Great Court and discover the ancient Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies.  https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com/

✅ Read, play games, and hang out with Dr. Seuss https://www.seussville.com/

✅300,000+ FREE printable worksheets from toddlers to teens https://www.123homeschool4me.com/home-school-free-printables/

✅Geography and animals

✅Math practice from counting to algebra and geometry http://www.mathscore.com/

✅Fave kids books read by famous people https://www.storylineonline.net/

✅Crafts, activities, mazes, dot to dot, etc, https://www.allkidsnetwork.com/

✅High school chemistry topics https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/resources/highschool/chemmatters/articles-by-topic.html

✅Math and reading games https://www.abcya.com/

✅Math and language games https://www.arcademics.com/

✅Hands on Elem science videos https://www.backpacksciences.com/science-simplified

✅Voice based learning… learn through Alexa https://bamboolearning.com/resources

✅Fun games, recipes, crafts, activities  https://www.highlightskids.com/

✅ClickSchooling brings you daily recommendations by email for entertaining websites that help your kids learn. https://clickschooling.com/

✅Math as a fun part of your daily family routine http://bedtimemath.org/

✅Games to get “into the book” https://reading.ecb.org/

✅Online history classes for all ages preteen through adults  https://school.bighistoryproject.com/bhplive

✅Biology  https://www.biologysimulations.com/

✅ Elem Math through 6th grade  https://boddlelearning.com/

✅Educational games K-12  https://www.breakoutedu.com/funathome

✅Digital archive of history  https://www.bunkhistory.org/

✅Test Prep for SAT, ACT, etc.  https://www.bwseducationconsulting.com/handouts.php

✅Geometry https://www.canfigureit.com/

✅Resources for Spanish practice https://www.difusion.com/campus/

✅Chinese learning activities  https://chalkacademy.com/

✅Music is for everyone https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/Experiments

✅Science, Math, Social Studies https://www.ck12.org/student/

✅Grammar practice for middle grades  https://www.classroomcereal.com/

✅Daily free science or cooking experiment to do at home.http://www.clubscikidzmd.com/blog/

✅Chemistry  https://www.playmadagames.com/

✅Reading passages for grades 3-12, with reading comprehension and discussion questions. https://www.commonlit.org/

✅Vocabulary, grammar, listening activities and games in Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Korean, and Latin.   https://conjuguemos.com/

✅35,000 pages of online content on the cultures and countries of the world. https://www.countryreports.org/

✅K-5th Science lessons  https://mysteryscience.com/

✅Tons of free classes from leading universities and companies  https://www.coursera.or

Welcome to our new platform…

Hello everyone! 

Welcome back from Spring Break.  I am happy to have connected with many of you over emails and calls. I wish we could see each other in person but for now we will have to make some adjustments to our learning. I will be using our class blog to share learning tools (educational games/sites, activities and assignments and updates). I know many of you have asked about OFFICE365 and certain programs but so much is still unknown or in the works of being set up. Our class blog will remain a constant so I am hoping everyone can spend some time browsing and getting used to it.  Please know I am here for you! Wether its school related or you just need someone to chat with- I am here! We are in this together. Please feel free to send me emails and/or if you’d like to speak in person we can schedule calls as often as you’d like. I am hoping we can get a platform set up so we can introduce video calls so maybe we can take turns reading each other stories or just sharing in conversations together as a class! 

PLEASE take care of yourselves and each other. I look forward to continuing our learning journey together and having FUN 🙂

Mrs. V



Happy November!

Hello to you all!

Wow -the year been passing so quickly! We have been keeping very busy learning so many new things.

I am posting a class schedule so you all have an idea of what happens day to day in our classroom. I would also like to give you updates on what we are learning to help support at home school work.

Currently on the go in our core subjects:

Science: Water Cycle and Clouds

Math: Numbers to 100, addition and subtraction review to 20

Language Arts: Proper Case use, punctuation, complete sentences, printing skills, spelling

Social Studies: Community and Indigenous Education

Please make use of our blog educational games!

Have a happy November,

Mrs. V

Hello and WELCOME to Div. 11,

I hope you all enjoyed your Summer! I am so happy to be back to Clinton after being away for one whole year with my new baby boy! I could not be more thrilled with my new class- and I hope students feel the same way 🙂 We have such a great bunch this year and I am truly amazed at how well everyone is adjusting to being back to school. My goal this year is to make sure students always feel happy and safe coming to school while learning new and sometimes, challenging things! Together, we can do it!

Please note that Mrs. McCarthy will be teaching our class on Mondays and I will be teaching our class the rest of the week, Tuesday-Friday. If parents would ever like to meet with either Mrs. McCarthy or myself please send an email to schedule a meeting.

Cheers to a wonderful school year!

Mrs. Amanda Vieira


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