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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Nelson District Curriculum
The new curriculum will ensure that essential elements of learning are applied consistently, individual teachers will have freedom and will have the ability to personalize learning and differentiate instruction to meet the diverse needs of each their students. The curriculum will also balance the overarching ideas that propel instruction that students need to understand with the foundational skills they learn as well as develop critical thinking and communication skills. The assessment will be redesigned to align with the new curriculum.
Kootenay Lake School District offers special academic programs and initiatives such as the ACE-IT industry training program, the AVID college readiness program, Aboriginal education, French Immersion, an international program for grades 4 to 12, the Outdoor Environmental Leadership Program, the Valhalla Wilderness Program, and Homelinks. There are also programs in the fine and performing arts such as the Dance Academy and studio art courses. These programs are designed to ensure that all students can find options that speak to their interests.
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Nelson District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
Kootenay Lake School District is located in British Columbia’s southern interior. The district serves the communities of Nelson, Salmo, Creston and Crawford Bay, Slocan Valley, and Kaslo, BC. In all, the district is home to 20 schools. Kootenay Lake School District also offers the Wildflower School—a program choice with features such as theme-based learning and multi-age classrooms. The district is in the process of implementing a new provincial curriculum. The curriculum is changing to reflect the globalized world and help students locate and analyze information, to place more emphasis on concepts and processes, and to focus on learning less material but in greater depth.
We currently cover the following Nelson-area school district: Kootenay Lake School District.
Keeping Informed: Recent Nelson Educational News
- L.V. Rogers Grad Appointed as Prime Minister’s Advisor, Gives Advice to Current Students - A former graduate of L.V. Rogers Secondary School was recently appointed as an environmental advisor to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and, at age 30, is one of the youngest members of his staff. Zoë Caron described herself as a social activist in high school—she was once part of an anti-bullying initiative in which she and her peers led workshops for students from the elementary to the high school level—and recalled a time in first grade when she recycled all of her classmates’ cardboard lunch plates.
- Kootenay Lake Students Successful at Regional Science Fair - A ninth grader at L.V. Rogers Secondary School qualified to attend the Canada-wide Science Fair for his active solar tracker that used a satellite dish covered with mirrors, which earned him a $75 award and gold in the Intermediate Innovation Division at the regional science fair. In addition, two students from Trafalgar Middle School advanced to the nationwide fair, as their projects earned gold and silver medals, respectively, in the Junior Experiment Division.
- Kootenay Lake Students Not Afraid to Share Their Views - Kootenay Lake students haven't been shy about standing up for what they believe in and making change, as they have embraced their roles as global citizens and shown that they are socially progressive. During the 2015-16 school year, students have demonstrated a 24-hour environmental sit-in, lobbied for gender-neutral signage for a single-use restroom, encouraged healthier choices by replacing “hotdog day” with a more nutritious alternative, and created a collaborative mural.
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SchoolTutoring has played an important role in improving our son’s confidence and attitude towards school. His grades have also improved steadily throughout the school year.
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Our daughter, a first grader, struggled with basic reading and handwriting. When she began with SchoolTutoring she was almost a year behind her class. Within a year of being enrolled, she is reading above her grade level and has the confidence to match.
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Meet Our Tutors
Each of them is highly-qualified K-12 and university educators
My name is Michelle O. and I am a certified Calculus Tutor from Bloomington,
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Chalk Talk: The Short ‘E’ Sound
The short ‘E’ sound is one of the vowel sounds students are introduced to at the primary grade levels. Words such as web, bet, and test contain this sound. Words that follow a CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) pattern, such as web and bet, usually contain short vowels. The word test follows a CVCC (consonant-vowel-consonant-consonant) pattern; these types of words usually have a short ‘E’ sound as well. Words that end in double L’s, such as tell and smell, almost always have a short ‘E’ sound. Some words have irregular spellings, but they make the short ‘E’ sound; example include friend, said, and leopard. The digraph “ea” is an interesting case because it sometimes makes a short ‘E’ sound and sometimes makes a long ‘E’ sound. Words such as head, breath, dreamt, and realm contain a short ‘E’ sound.