A number of the online programs we use in the class, which I mentioned in my letter, have been emailing me. They have been providing online lessons, login tips, etc. which they are offering to parents FREE. I will try to pass them on to you as I receive them.

ESPARK (language and math)

What do I need to use eSpark at home?

  • Any computer, laptop, or tablet with a web browser
  • Your student’s username and password (this should be on the front page of their planner. If you have difficulties, email me cindy_pucher@wrdsb.ca)

How do we start?

  1. Type in www.espark.app in your browser.
  2. Type in your child’s username and password.
  3. All set! They can now work independently on eSpark.



This free resource provides all students with 20 days’ worth of learning journeys (to be updated weekly) that span the content areas so you can keep your students academically active while your buildings are closed.

The site supports students with approximately three hours of learning opportunities per day, including projects, articles and stories, virtual field trips, reading and geography challenges, and more. The Scholastic Learn at Home website does not require a username or password and is open freely to all, on any device. They are designed to limit the need for printing and allow students to learn independently or with their families. Please note: the site contains U.S. content.


I will also be updating the assignments on Knowledgehook and Prodigy in a few minutes. If your student runs out of assignments, have them email me and I will find some new ones for them.

Please pass on a message to your student that Mrs. Y can’t wait to see them and create some artwork that will remind them of Vincent Van Gogh. She was thrilled with the research that we  summarized and sent her.