Learning Commons

The learning commons is a communal space where students and staff are able to access and explore resources and discover learning in a variety of forms.

Oh no! My Child Lost a Book!

If you believe your child has lost or misplaced a book and are wondering how to go about dealing with this there are two easy solutions!

Pay for the book: Paying the price of the book will allow the library staff to buy a replacement copy or something new and more interesting.

Buy a replacement: Buying the same book and bringing the book to the library staff allows for a quick replacement.

How do I pay for a replacement?

Easy! The same way you pay for fees (on school cash)  is how you pay for missing books but please be sure to send Library staff an email letting them know what book and the childs name and your receipt. Thank you.

Five Finger Rule

It's important to make sure you find the right book for you and your level. Open the book you found to any page and start reading that page, hold up a finger for each word you don't know and use this helpful guide to figure out if that book is a good fit for you.

5 finger rule chart

Educational links for reference, language arts & literature, art & music, math, health & safety, science, and social studies.

TumbleBook Library

Access Learning


Statistics Canada - Government of Canada statistics

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation - up-to-date information about Canada

Learn Alberta - access to Online Reference centre and Ebsco

Merriam-Webster Online - online dictionary and thesaurus


A & E Television Network BIOSearch - searchable database of 25,000 names from A & E Television

History Channel - encyclopedia information as well as video and audio

Language Arts & Literature

Scholastic for Kids - activities based on Scholastic books

Aesop's Fables - 100+ fables in full text

Library Literary Links

Young Alberta Book Society - a society committed to creating arts opportunities for all young Albertans

American Library Association - lists of the best of children's books, recordings, videos and computer software

Caldecott Medal Winners - the Caldecott Medal is named in honour of 19th century English illustrator, Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children


Cool Math 4 Kids - math site designed for kids

Kids Numbers - math website for kids to learn math step by step

Math is Fun - learn about money and data; play puzzles and games

IPL- the Internet Public Library's links to math sites for kids

IXL Math Practice - math skills practice for Kindergarten - Grade 3

Interactive Resources - http://www.globalclassroom.org/ecell00/javamath.html This portal to interactive mathematics sites designed for grades one through six.  It includes algebra patterns and function, place value, money, arithmetic operations, time graphing, measurement, fractions, decimals, and geometry.

Math Cats - http://www.mathcats.com/ This is a site for primary elementary grade students that uses attractive animation to teach arithmetic operations, conversions, measurement, estimation, geometry, and other related topics.

The Math Playground -  http://www.mathplayground.com This graphically appealing site offers elementary and middle school students an entertaining way to learn word problems, logic games, and mathematics games.  This site also contains printable worksheets, interactive quizzes, and practice facts.

Mathematical Interactivities – Puzzles, Games, and Other Online Educational Resources - http://mathematics.hellam.net/ Students here can play unique mathematical games, and find out how to do number tricks and more on this interesting site.  Teachers should preview the games before assigning them because some of the sites are not self-explanatory and do not provide adequate feedback.

General Science

Astronomy for Kids - explore astronomy and outer space topics

How Stuff Works - learn how everything you've ever had questions about works
Recycle City - the environmental protection agency's site with games, facts, and activities about recycling

KidZone's Science - kidzone's super simple science section

Wonderville - science games, videos and activities


Age of the Dinosaurs - British Broadcasting Corporation's dinosaur facts

Rainforest Animals and Plants - source for pictures and facts about a rainforest habitat

Health and Safety

Kids Health - guide to the body, feelings, fitness, health, and recipes for kids and parents

Caring for Kids - child and youth health information from the Canadian Pediatric Society

Social Studies

Countries of the World - information about flags, government, geography, people, and economies from around the world

World Press - current events from the world's newspapers and magazines

National Atlas of Canada - reference maps of Canada from Natural Resources Canada

Land Acknowledgment

Rocky View Schools would like to acknowledge the land and recognize all the Indigenous Peoples whose footprints have marked these lands from time immemorial. Together, we can learn and honour the Ways of Knowing of Indigenous Peoples for all future generations.