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Grades 6-9 Learning at Home

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Teachers will plan and deliver supplemental learning activities worth approximately 10 hours per week. This could be 90 minutes a day with components of math and ELA, as well as 30 minutes a day for other subjects.

Communicate with your teacher about your needs and your home schedule, as well as the level of support you are able to offer your child. If there are issues with technology or with the lessons, please let your child’s teacher know right away.

Our purpose is to keep connected to you, as well as engage your child in continuing their learning. Do what you can! Our job is to provide the opportunities to you, if you are able to take advantage of them. Don’t feel judged or pressured to complete or accomplish everything every week.

Schedules

Students in Grades 6-9 still require and seek out a daily routine while allowing for flexibility and autonomy in building their schedules. Building in healthy meals and snacks, outdoor activity, and hands-on activities are very important in developing confidence and skills. During this time at home, give your child family responsibilities and daily chores such as meal preparation, cleaning or yard work. Your child may also enjoy learning more with you about things you enjoy and are passionate about. Share your expertise and passion in things such as construction, cooking, gardening, farming, painting, etc. Your child may also have an area of interest that they would like to develop or explore.

We would recommend daily reading (at least half an hour) prior to allowing screen time in addition to any learning opportunities the teacher has provided. 

Here are some additional things to consider when developing your expectations and routines:

  • the age of your child 
  • the number of children you have in the home 
  • the type of learning activities that have been assigned
  • access to or lack of access to technology
  • how long your child can work on a learning activity and how often they will need breaks
  • your own schedule
  • an appropriate work space

The following is a sample schedule that you could use with your child. The schedule is meant to be a guide and is flexible. The activities could be spread out throughout the week or throughout the day. Re-evaluate regularly and make adjustments if necessary. Remember, it does take some time to get adjusted to new routines. Remember to have fun!

Sample Learning Schedule_ Grades 6-9.pdf

Career Exploration

Students can continue to access their myBlueprint​ accounts from the school website link. Once into their accounts they can explore and learn more about various careers. ​


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SORA Digital Library

Access e-books and audiobooks online. Link to your public library to view even more choices! Available in your browser, or download the app from the app store. App Instructions: Once downloaded, search for “ Saskatchewan Schools”, then select Chinook School Division. Sign in with your Chinook username and password. 


Library​​​2Go: Chinook Library E-Books and Audiobooks​

Students can access e-books and audiobooks (link tile below) from the provincial library system if they have a library card. If students do not have a library card, they can can complete an online application for a temporary library card number to borrow materials during this time.​​

Math at Home

​​Thank you for encouraging your child to continue their education in these unusual circumstances. 

Please remember it is not your role to teach new skills in math. During this supplemental learning period we hope you are able to find joy working with your child to practice skills they have already acquired. This is the perfect time to celebrate your child’s accomplishments and to see what they have learned so far this year. 

You child’s teacher will continue to share appropriate practice materials to guide your time together. Remember there is still value in the everyday math that you are already doing (e.g., baking, playing games, noticing patterns). 

Most importantly, keep in mind that your experience together should be remembered as an enjoyable time. If you and your child are struggling to work on the assignments together, check in with your teacher so that you are able to adjust the expectations.

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