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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Saint John District Curriculum
The reading strand of the Language Arts curriculum calls upon students to be able to read complex texts in a range of genres by the time they start high school. Students are expected to be able to decode lengthy sentences, understand figurative language and literary techniques such as metaphor or hyperbole, and be able to recognize the point of view or intent of the author. These skills are taught differently depending on if students are reading fiction or non-fiction, but help students to decode the broader meaning in a text.
The writing portion of the curriculum is meant to develop a students' ability to write for multiple purposes. Students are given opportunities to write formally and informally, and creatively as well as expositorily. Students are expected to think through their writing before, during and after they write an essay or story, and are provided opportunities to brainstorm, edit and revise, and work on a final presentation of their writing. These process oriented skills help students develop their thought as well as demonstrate a command of language conventions.
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Saint John District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
The public school districts in Saint John use a curricular framework that has been developed by the province’s Department of Education. The framework is an instructional tool to help deliver all the requisite knowledge to students within the subjects they take each year. It lays out what students are expected to be able to do in order to be proficient in the subject. Students and teachers have the opportunity to develop a curriculum for an independent study or locally-designed course and apply for approval with the Department of Education.
Keeping Informed: Recent Saint John Educational News
- Recognizing the Big and Small Things - Schools have the major responsibility of educating children every day, but they also can take the time to remind student to recognize the little things in life. Recently, District 8 partnered with District 6 in the I Spy What’s Awesome Event; an event asking students to recognize what little things they see and appreciate as awesome!
- Kindergarten Readiness - The district provides programs to help prepare student and families for kindergarten. There are a number of locations across the district where families may attend a four-week readiness program for their little ones.
- Junior Achievement - This is a program that provides business education programs to students ranging from 10-19. The program has a long history in the schools of Canada and has developed a strong network of community-wide participation.
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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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Chalk Talk: Transitions in High School
Each age challenges children, by being aware ahead of time parents can help the child through these times. In high school, many teens need to face moving to a larger school, new teachers, expectations and discipline. They also are learning how to develop independence at home, yet still stay connected. Socially, new connections are being made and at time they need to find a balance between work and social life. Finally, these young people are expected to have good study skills and the expectations are they can shoulder the responsibility of deciding classes to take and what type of future they want. Parents can help by talking with their child about the changes that are going to be faced. Also contact should be maintained between the parents and the teachers.