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Overnight Retreat 2020

Dear Overnight Parents,  At our townhall meeting I said I’d wait for mid July to decide on overnight retreat. I truly held onto a shred of hope that since we only take up a small number of campers and since we aren’t really an overnight camp, we’d find some creative way to make it happen in some shape or form. We toyed with the idea of a shorter trip, less kids, lots of restrictions. We spoke to family camps that opened and then it hit us. Overnight is just not meant to be. I don’t want an overnight where I have to worry about who could hand a kid [...]

By |2020-07-02T13:26:05+00:00July 2nd, 2020|News|Comments Off on Overnight Retreat 2020

A Message from Dr. Jeremy Friedman MB.ChB FRCP, SickKids

CAMP UPDATE: June 8, 2020 | A Message from Dr. Jeremy Friedman MB.ChB FRCP, SickKids Dear Camp 18, Thank you for reaching out and thank you for the work that you and your colleagues are doing. The COVID-19 pandemic has been a once in a lifetime event for all of us in healthcare, and knowledge has evolved rapidly  in the 5 months since we first became aware of its existence. Guidance has, and will continue to change as this knowledge continues to evolve. We expect that this pandemic will not disappear in the near future. One should not look at the changing guidance over time as a reason for [...]

By |2020-06-08T22:25:05+00:00June 8th, 2020|News|Comments Off on A Message from Dr. Jeremy Friedman MB.ChB FRCP, SickKids

Spelling Colours

This series of short videos are a great way to learn and practice spelling colours. Listen to the song. Find the colour. Find the first letter of the colour you're looking at. Practice the letter sound and the name. Spell the word. Write the word. Read the word. Start with R-E-D and make your way through to B-L-A-C-K https://youtu.be/sMfkODJw30M https://youtu.be/xTus18ko370 https://youtu.be/dkcICPEQVaY https://youtu.be/I6ILheTtuq4 https://youtu.be/AwaXtyROZZk https://youtu.be/SnmKjg3fmNY https://youtu.be/o47o3b06-Xg

By |2020-05-11T11:54:03+00:00May 7th, 2020|Resource Material|Comments Off on Spelling Colours

Mental Health Week 2020

May 5, 2020 Temima Cohen, M.S.W., R.S.W. KCC Social Worker ---- So much has changed in our lives since the COVID-19 global pandemic began. Life is not the same.  An increased threat to our physical well-being, our children homeschooling while many of us try to work from home, financial loss, and not being able to socially connect with friends and family are taking a tremendous toll on all of us. So much change to our daily lives can bring on added stress and wreak havoc on our mental state. I am stressed. I am feeling overwhelmed. I am sad. These are normal feelings that we all experience at some [...]

By |2020-05-05T19:12:00+00:00May 5th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Mental Health Week 2020

Grade 1 & 2 Literacy: ‘At’ Word Family

Join Ms Kelly for a short literacy lesson focused on the 'at' word family. Download the worksheets and follow along. Word Family at - Teacher_Version Word Family Practice Sheet and Word List 3.1 Word Family Practice Sheet and Word List 3.2

By |2020-04-29T18:52:59+00:00May 3rd, 2020|Resource Material|Comments Off on Grade 1 & 2 Literacy: ‘At’ Word Family

Writing Activity: Google “View in 3D” Animals

Through the magic of Google you can bring to life different animals right in your own home! Download the worksheets for some fun drawing and writing activities. Google 3D Animals Activity Sheets

By |2020-04-29T18:51:37+00:00April 29th, 2020|Resource Material|Comments Off on Writing Activity: Google “View in 3D” Animals

Virtual Family Field Trips

Just because we have to stay home and self-isolate during the COVID-19 pandemic doesn't mean we can't explore! Check out our monthly calendars of virtual field trips for the whole family. May 2020 April 2020

By |2020-04-28T11:08:05+00:00April 27th, 2020|Resource Material|Comments Off on Virtual Family Field Trips

Speech and Language Activity: Ten Apples Up On Top

Elana from KCC's Speech Department models appropriate language including speech sounds, grammar and semantic (vocabulary) concepts during a reading of the Dr. Seuss Classic Ten Apples Up On Top. Download the Printables that accompany the recording for extra visual support and additional activities: Printable version of book Communication picture boards - level 1 and level 2 Apple-Number Matching Game Apple-Number Pointing Activity Bingo Marker Animal Activity - level 1 and level 2 Number Tracing Activity Apple Cutout Sheet (use apples as manipulatives during or after book reading)

By |2020-04-28T16:46:56+00:00April 27th, 2020|Resource Material|Comments Off on Speech and Language Activity: Ten Apples Up On Top

Camp 18 Movement Break

PT Lowell has created a movement break to get everyone pumped for CAMP! Set to our Camp 18 song, there is a seated, standing and advanced version so everyone can participate. Visit the Camp 18 Movement Break playlist on our YouTube channel for the full versions.

By |2020-04-27T13:56:50+00:00April 27th, 2020|Resource Material|Comments Off on Camp 18 Movement Break

Boredom Buster Jar

Here is a great boredom busting activity that will give kids a feeling of empowerment by being able to make choices in their daily activities instead of being told. The added benefit: a sense of accomplishment once they have completed the activities.  Cut out the pictures and sort the activities by category. Fill an empty jar or container with 1 or 2 activity options and label the jar with the category picture for reference. Then have your child choose an activity from the jar. Feel free to exclude any activities you don’t want them to engage in. You may choose to have a second jar of reinforcers. After your child completes the activities they can choose a rewarding treat/activity. We've [...]

By |2020-04-22T18:34:06+00:00April 21st, 2020|Resource Material|Comments Off on Boredom Buster Jar

Earth Day 2020

April 22, 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, a day dedicated to stoping climate change and learning ways to protect the environment. For KCC's Grade 2-4 class, this day fits into one of the BRANCHES OF SCIENCE they've been studying all year. Can you guess which one? That's right, ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, defined in class as the study of the EARTH and what we can do to take care of it. Earlier this year, grade 2-4 students started a school-wide recycling project. The goal was to learn all about recycling and develop a recycling program to teach the staff and students about the importance of recycling and then [...]

By |2020-04-22T18:30:52+00:00April 21st, 2020|Resource Material|Comments Off on Earth Day 2020

JK Math Lesson: Counting to Five

Join KCC's nursery/JK teacher Esti and Pat in a guided online lesson combining learning time with singing and story time focused on the numbers 1 to 5

By |2020-04-21T12:34:28+00:00April 21st, 2020|Resource Material|Comments Off on JK Math Lesson: Counting to Five

Alphabet Flash Cards

A perfect activity for Grades 1 and 2: Practice naming the letters of the alphabet and their sounds. Download the printable Alphabet Flash Cards and cut into squares. Try these activities or make up your own:  Match the upper case to lower case letters  Play a memory match game  Sort the letters by different features (letters that are tall, short, have tails, etc.)  Come up with words that start with each letter  See how many words start with each letter on a page in a favourite book 

By |2020-04-19T16:26:00+00:00April 19th, 2020|Resource Material|Comments Off on Alphabet Flash Cards

Journal of Distance Learning Days

The COVID-19 pandemic is a once-in-a-generation experience the likes of which we hope to never face again. Adina Dan created a great journaling tool to help your child document their distance learning experiences and what's happening in society, so that one day they can share this bit of history with their children and grandchildren. It may also help them make sense of what's happening and calm their fears and anxiety. Download Printable PDF - My Coronavirus Experience

By |2020-04-19T16:34:38+00:00April 7th, 2020|Resource Material|Comments Off on Journal of Distance Learning Days

Pesach Visual Calendar

A simple visual calendar to help children understand what is happening and expected during the Passover holiday. Printable PDF

By |2020-04-19T16:36:11+00:00April 6th, 2020|Resource Material|Comments Off on Pesach Visual Calendar

Smart Guess Seder Game: Passover Snakes and Matza Ladders

Morah Nancy and Morah Rochel adapted the classic Snakes and Ladders game for a fun activity to keep children busy and engaged during the holiday. Have fun and Happy Passover! Download and print everything you need to play BEFORE the holiday begins. PRINTABLE PDF includes printable game board, instructions and questions that need to be cutout.

By |2020-04-19T16:38:36+00:00April 6th, 2020|Resource Material|Comments Off on Smart Guess Seder Game: Passover Snakes and Matza Ladders

Branches of Science

KCC students have been studying the BRANCHES OF SCIENCE with our science teacher, Scott. Here's a great activity to help children learn about the different BRANCHES OF SCIENCES. Download the colouring pages in our Branches of Science Definitions and Diagrams package and use them to learn the name of the branch of study and its definition. Practice giving the definition when presented with the name of the study then practice giving the name of the study when presented with the definition. Have fun! Branches of Science Definitions and Diagrams Branches of Science Crossword

By |2020-04-22T18:31:57+00:00April 1st, 2020|Resource Material|Comments Off on Branches of Science

KCC’s Response to the COVID-19 Crisis

March 31, 2020 The COVID-19 crisis has been the single greatest challenge Kayla's Children Centre has ever faced in serving children with special needs and who are medically fragile. The complete removal of, or lack of access to KCC’s services would have been detrimental to many families. Fortunately, the organization has been deemed an essential workplace and can continue to operate under legislated exemptions to support families and help mitigate risk, setbacks and loss of skills as a result of the school and therapy clinic closure. Most students continue to learn and receive therapy virtually, through Google Classrooms, Zoom lessons, and telehealth sessions. There are some who are not [...]

By |2020-04-03T21:06:45+00:00March 31st, 2020|News|Comments Off on KCC’s Response to the COVID-19 Crisis