Ten days of discovery and innovation
May 12-21st, 2017
“Science Odyssey is Canada’s largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, featuring fun and inspiring experiences in museums, research centres, laboratories and classrooms from coast to coast.
Powered by NSERC, Science Odyssey demonstrates how discoveries and innovations shape our daily lives and foster a strong science culture in Canada.” (Source: Government of Canada)
Click on the images below for details:
Click on the poster to see detailed experiments that go with these activities!
Here are some fabulous cooking activities from Better Together BC to try this spring!
Hands-On Cook-off Contest (April/May)
The Mission Spring/Summer 2019 Leisure Guide has been published!
There are lots of opportunities to be active over spring break. Click here to read the guide and find times for swimming, skating and more!
Go Noodle is a great website for encouraging fun physical activity at home or in the classroom. They create videos full of fun movement games and dances. Check out these sample videos and get moving!
Autumn is a season full of rich traditions and celebrations in many cultures and nations. It is a wonderful time to get outside and use all of your senses to observe changes on the land, in the air, and along our waterways.
Many schools are learning about apples, pumpkins, salmon and other food sources that are ready to harvest at this time of the year. There are wonderful books in your school library about cycles of growing, visiting farms, and autumn traditions.
Here is a song about the life cycle of a pumpkin:
Do you have a favourite fall activity? What do you like about this season? Do you have a favourite autumn meal in your family and/or community?
Better Together BC is a great place to find family-friendly recipes and resources. Here are a few highlights that you might like to use at home or at school:
“Spatulatta teaches children to cook with free step-by-step videos. It encourages children to take pride in their accomplishments in the kitchen and to understand the connection between farm and dinner table. It also encourages children to ask their family members and friends for recipes and to cook those dishes together.” (Better Together BC)
My Seasonal Round was shared by Dewdney Elementary as an integrated unit for elementary Social Studies and Science.
“This unit illustrates the integration of Social Studies and Science. The seasonal round was chosen as a theme for this unit because it lends itself well to integrating the topics of BC First Nations study in Social Studies, and habitat in Science.”
Sunday, June 19th is Father’s Day. Here are some great ideas to show Dads how much we appreciate them. There is also a song about families and some inquiry activities around the question “What makes a family?”.
Book Trailer: Gator Dad by Brian Lies (released in May, 2016)
Gator Dad Activity kit
Activities: (From a post on Wonderopolis)
“How will you celebrate Father’s Day? Here are some fun activities you can explore with a friend or family member:
- Does your dad like to golf? Challenge him to a fun game that’s just a little different than what he might be used to. Play Frisbee Golf! (There is a course at Centennial Park in Mission!)
- Think about all the fun times you’ve had with your dad over the years. Make your own homemade Father’s Day card to show him how much he means to you. Include special memories of the most special times you’ve spent together. Have fun reminiscing about the good ol’ days!
- Treat dear old Dad to a special day of relaxation in the backyard. Get him a comfy chair, offer to do a few chores, fix him a nice lunch, grab him a refreshing drink, and then after he’s had a nice nap, play some fun backyard games together! Enjoy the day celebrating the special father figures in your life!”
What Makes a Family? Watch and listen to the song and try the activities from Wonderopolis below.
Read/listen to another Wonder-of-the-day: “What Makes a Family?” Try some of the family activities (and look at a very cute photo of a meerkat family).
It’s that time of year again! This year, the theme for the Fraser Valley Regional Library (FVRL) Reading Club is “Book a Trip”.
Mission Public Library: Summer Reading Club Kick-Off
Saturday, June 25, 2016 (1:00 pm – 4:00 pm)
“Book a Trip and travel with your imagination as you read throughout the summer! Join us for games, refreshments, and fun. It’s a one-stop shop to sign up for all of our Summer Reading Clubs, including preschoolers, kids, teens and adults.”
Grab your compass and get ready to travel the world! Book a trip to the library and join the Summer Reading Club. There is a club for everyone! Visit your favourite FVRL location to join. Sign-up starts mid-June and continues throughout the summer.
Read To Me (0 to Preschool)
Little ones get stickers, prizes and a medal. Keep track of the reading you do with your child.
Kids (grades K to 6)
Join the SRC and get an awesome reading record designed by BC illustrator Lee Edward Fodi. Win prizes, see great shows, and earn a medal. Just read every day!
Teens (grades 7 to 12)
Pick up a reading record. Read. Enter to win prizes. Repeat. It doesn’t get much simpler than that! Teens @ FVRL on FVRL’s Facebook page. You will find book reviews, trailers, quizzes, and more.
Adults (everyone else)
Reading isn’t just for kids! Read and enter draws for every seven days of reading. The more you read, the more chances you have to win.
Travel A to Z this summer. Join the summer reading club and discover amazing places far and near. Sign up starts in June and continues throughout the summer.
Do you have a favourite story about Mothers? “The Mommy Book” by Todd Parr is a great example of a story that can be shared at this time of the year.
Below are some links to fun activities by Todd Parr that celebrate moms and families.
Fun Coupons to give to Mom:
Lunch, Storytime, Get out of Trouble
Bedtime Story, Mac n’ Cheese, Dinner Together
Kisses, Hugs, Love
Family Fun Activity Kit