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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Orillia District Curriculum
Student learning in Orillia is based on the design of the Ontario Curriculum. This is an instructional tool that organizes the subjects into their areas of skills and knowledge. These areas make up the units of study that students focus on through the year. The curriculum also provides the concepts and thinking skill that students will develop while learning the subject matter. For instance, the math curriculum lays out the skills of each mathematical sub-topic while connecting them to higher order skills like reasoning and problem-solving.
Similarly, the English curriculum describes the elements of reading and writing that will help students become analytic and critical thinkers who are able to communicate in written form. The reading standards involve text complexity, the use of both fiction and informational texts, ways in which students demonstrate strong achievement of reading skills, how students use reading strategies, and how students’ comprehension responses show appropriate achievement.
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Orillia District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
Students from Orillia are taught according to the standards laid out in the Ontario Curriculum.
The districts offer an alternate school, a Distributed Learning program that supports home-learning families, a French Immersion program, and an Outdoor Education Centre. The district, including its students and staff, are committed to environmental sustainability through measures such as energy- and water-saving programs, fuel efficiencies, and recycling. The schools offers various programs that provide innovative and unique learning opportunities to support the diverse needs and interests of students.
Keeping Informed: Recent Orillia Educational News
- Family Matters - Every year the district recognizes the importance of families in the role of education with a special Family Day. Celebrated during the winter months, this is a chance to connect students and their home environments with the schools. A range of activities are planned and may be used as a jumping off point for future collaboration.
- Dual Credit Program - Students now have the chance to receive high school and college credit, in just one class! Student will have access to a variety of course offerings taught by local college professors. If they pass the class they will receive credit at their high school and credit toward future college work.
- Green Teams - As part of the EcoSchool Initiative, schools will have Green Teams. The Green Team coordinates recycling, conservation and schoolyard greening efforts like tree planting and making gardens. Individual area schools are already doubling their recycling efforts through the work of this initiative.
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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,
My name is Davis H. and I am a certified English Tutor from Greenville, South Carolina.
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Chalk Talk: The Short ‘A’ Sound
The short ‘A’ sound is one of the vowel sounds students are introduced to at the primary grade levels. Words such as cat, bag, and tan contain this sound. These words all follow a CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) pattern, which usually contain short vowels. When words contain double S’s or F’s, such as pass and staff, the ‘A’ is usually short; however, words with double L’s—even when they have an ‘A’ in the middle—actually make a short ‘O’ sound (i.e.: ball and fall). In contrast, words that follow a CVCV (consonant-vowel-consonant-vowel) pattern and end in ‘E,” generally have a long ‘A’ sound (e.g.: bake and same). Some words that follow a CVCC pattern, such as lamp and mask, consist of a short ‘A,’ but this is not a rule.