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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Thunder Bay District Curriculum
The Math curriculum introduces students to topics in Number Sense, Measurement, Geometry and Spatial Sense, Patterning and Algebra, and Data Management and Probability. By the end of 8th grade, students will be able to work with exponential notation, solve multi-step problems, apply the order of operations to problem-solving, figure out the surface area of an object and understand the different measurement functions applied to different shapes. Students are also introduced to algebraic expressions and relationships.
In high school, students can choose between taking Academic or Applied Math. For students who plan to study math, science, engineering or medicine at college, Academic Math is advised. The Applied Math courses focus on the same topics but introduce less theoretical math. Areas of higher-order thinking like problem-solving, computational thought, reasoning and critical thinking are developed throughout the subject area learning; these too are laid out within the curriculum in conjunction with the subjects that foster such modes of thinking.
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Thunder Bay District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
The curriculum used in Thunder Bay was developed at the provincial level so that all students have opportunities to get a rigorous education and have access to programs designed for post-secondary readiness. The Ontario Curriculum is a framework for the subject areas that describes what essential knowledge is required within each subject throughout the grade levels. The curriculum is an instructional tool to help teachers plan units that incorporate standards of learning which will promote student mastery of the subject. In addition to the basic skills and knowledge that a student should gain in the content areas, the Ontario Curriculum also describes the major concepts associated with the subject.
Keeping Informed: Recent Thunder Bay Educational News
- Kick Start Program - The district offers a range of after school athletic and enrichment programs for students. One unique program is the Kick Start Program that is offered to students in grade 8. The program offers Information Technology and Music courses that students can earn a 9th grade credit for participating in.
- Community Arts - The Lakehead District runs a program called the Community Arts & Heritage Education Project (CAHEP) that is designed to integrate the arts into the curriculum and activities for 5th graders. This is a theme-based program with new themes developed for each school year. Local-area artists work with teachers to help bring artistic learning and expression to all students.
- French Program - Students are offered the chance to enroll in a French-language program during grades 4-8. Students receive 160 minutes per week of French-language instruction. Later on in high school, students must take at least one core French class in order to receive their Ontario Secondary School Diploma.
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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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Chalk Talk: Graduation Blues
Graduation can be an emotional time for the parent and the teen. Both can see this time as an ending or as a beginning. Parents and teens may face this time with different emotions which can lead to arguments. To help prevent this parents should open up a conversation with the graduate and allow them to talk about what they see as their plans are. Try to not force the issue or the grad may rebel. Parents should keep in mind that the teen may also see that they are now instantly adults. Parents should try to keep offering help when it comes time for the teen to make decisions. Remember, that this graduate has had a life time of hearing how proud you are and how much you love them, so if they shrug this off at this time, hold onto these memories and remember that anxiety and sadness are common feelings at this time but so is celebration.