Elementary School

Literacy

  • Research based programming to ensure the highest quality of core literacy instruction for ALL students.
  • Highly structured intervention for each student to ensure growth, success, and support as they progress through each grade.
  • DIBELS Progress monitoring
  • - Weekly for each student to track reading fluency, retell, and comprehension at the student’s ability level.
  • DIBELS Benchmarking
  • - Three times a year (Fall, Spring, Summer) for each student to determine reading fluency, retell, and comprehension as compared to their grade level. This allows us to see if a student is at grade level or if they require intervention to bring them up to their grade level in literacy.
  • Six-Minute Solutions
  • - Daily for each student to build reading fluency and retell skills. Completed at the student’s ability level.
  • Doubling up on literacy occurs daily, for students identified as below, or at risk for falling below, grade level.

Math

  • Research based programming to ensure the highest quality of core Mathematics instruction for ALL students.
  • Ability grouping to ensure students receive instruction at their level. Extra Math Practice is available to ensure students can catch up and work at their grade level.
  • Spiral programming allows students to revisit concepts on a regular basis to ensure mastery.

Science

  • Stand alone programming in ALL classes for ALL students. Programs follow Provincial Learning outcomes and offer students opportunity to explore, predict, and test a variety of scientific areas, such as Life Science, Physical Science, and Earth & Space Science. Students have been studying animals and habitats, creating electrical circuits, exploring space, and learning about Electrons, Protons, and Neutrons.

Social Studies

  • Stand alone programming in ALL classes for ALL students. Programs follow Provincial Learning outcomes and focus on areas such a Geography, Exploration, Early Canadian History, and First Nations Culture and History.
  • High School Students have been working through Socials 10 and 11, with the Socials 11 group working towards taking the first Provincial Exams in Tsay Keh Dene School history.

Health and Career Education

  • With three key focus areas such as: Goals and Decisions, Career Development, and Health; students tackle subjects that will provide them with information about living a healthy lifestyle, prepping for careers, and setting achievable goals.

PE

  • All students participate in dedicated PE classes at least 60 minutes a week; working on fair play, motor skills, skill development, physical fitness, and understanding rules and strategy of the games and sports being examined.
  • Students also participate in daily 30 min of physical activity during recess breaks. Semi-structured games allow students to remain active, and learn through play.
  • More to updates to come!