Elementary Programs

All Elementary courses begin July 5 and end July 21, 2017. Each day starts at 8:45 am and ends at 12:00 pm. Please only register your child if they are able to attend for the complete program.

All courses are subject to enrollment and Board approval. Students will be enrolled in the courses based on the order in which they are registered. Later registrants for oversubscribed courses will be placed on a wait list and emailed if a space becomes available. Courses with insufficient enrollment will be cancelled and all registrants will be notified by email.

Primary Years: Currently Attending Kindergarten to Grade 2

Course Name
Grade Requirement
School
Primary Years Literacy and Numeracy – Grade 1
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For students completing Kindergarten in June 2017 Irwin Park –FULL (Registrants will be put on a waitlist)
Hollyburn – FULL (Registrants will be put on a waitlist)
Primary Years Literacy and Numeracy – Grade 2
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For students completing Grade 1 in June 2017 Irwin Park –FULL (Registrants will be put on a waitlist)
Hollyburn – FULL (Registrants will be put on a waitlist)
Primary Years Literacy and Numeracy – Grade 3
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For students completing Grade 2 in June 2017 Irwin Park –FULL (Registrants will be put on a waitlist)
Hollyburn – FULL (Registrants will be put on a waitlist)
Enriched French Immersion – Grade 1
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For students completing Kindergarten in June 2017 Hollyburn

FULL (Registrants will be put on a waitlist)

Enriched French Immersion – Grade 2
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For students completing Grade 1 in June 2017 Hollyburn

FULL (Registrants will be put on a waitlist)

Enriched French Immersion – Grade 3
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For students completing Grade 2 in June 2017 Hollyburn

FULL (Registrants will be put on a waitlist)

 

Primary to Intermediate Transition: Currently in Grade 3

Course Name
Grade Requirement
School
The Great Grade 3-4 Transition
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For students completing Grade 3 in June 2017 Irwin Park & Hollyburn

FULL (Registrants will be put on a waitlist)

Writing – Grade 4
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For students completing Grade 3 in June 2017 Irwin Park & Hollyburn

FULL (Registrants will be put on a waitlist)

Get Ready for Grade 4 Math – the Basics
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For students completing Grade 3 in June 2017 Irwin Park

CANCELLED

Enriched French Immersion – Grade 4
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For students completing Grade 3 in June 2017 Hollyburn

CANCELLED

 

Intermediate Years: Currently Attending Grades 4 to 6

Students completing Grade 4 in June 2017 Students completing Grade 5 in June 2017 Students completing Grade 6 in June 2017 School
Get Ready for Grade 5 Math – the Basics
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Get Ready for Grade 6 Math – the Basics
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Get Ready for Grade 7 Math – the Basics
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 Irwin Park

FULL (Registrants will be put on a waitlist)

Writing – Grade 5
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Writing – Grade 6
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Writing – Grade 7
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Irwin Park & Hollyburn

FULL (Registrants will be put on a waitlist)

Reading Comprehension – Grade 5
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Reading Comprehension – Grade 6
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Reading Comprehension – Grade 7
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Hollyburn

LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE

Enriched French Immersion – Grade 5
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Enriched French Immersion – Grade 6
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Enriched French Immersion – Grade 7
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Hollyburn

CANCELLED

Self-Regulation, Social Skills and Organization – Building Personal Success Grade 6
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Self-Regulation, Social Skills and Organization – Building Personal Success Grade 7
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Irwin Park

LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE

 

Course Descriptions:

Primary Years Literacy and Numeracy – Grade 1. This course is recommended for students who are currently in Kindergarten.  The focus of this course includes phonological awareness instruction e.g. alphabetic code, letter sound-symbol relationships, building word recognition, vocabulary development, reading, journal writing and beginning descriptive writing using a variety of sentence structures and lengths. The numeracy focus includes developing number sense and concepts including adding, subtracting, geometry, and number patterns.

Primary Years Literacy and Numeracy – Grade 2. This course is recommended for students who are currently in Grade 1.  The focus of this course includes phonological awareness instruction e.g. alphabetic code, letter sound-symbol relationships, building word recognition, vocabulary development, reading, journal writing and beginning descriptive writing using a variety of sentence structures and lengths. The numeracy focus includes developing number sense and concepts including adding, subtracting, geometry, and number patterns.

Primary Years Literacy and Numeracy – Grade 3. This course is recommended for students who are currently in Grade 2.  The focus of this course includes phonological awareness instruction e.g. alphabetic code, letter sound-symbol relationships, building word recognition, vocabulary development, reading, journal writing and beginning descriptive writing using a variety of sentence structures and lengths. The numeracy focus includes developing number sense and concepts including adding, subtracting, geometry, and number patterns.

Enriched French Immersion – Grades 1 to 3.  This summer course is for the learner who is currently enrolled in a French Immersion school; this is their chance to continue to practice and improve on their French communication skills.  Through a variety of games, activities and short projects adapted to suit the variety of grades in the class, the learner will get a chance to engage with other students and practice their spoken and written French.  The primary focus of this course will be on spoken French, but each activity will include components of reading or writing.

The Great Grade 3 to 4 Transition. This course is recommended for students entering grade four. The focus of this course will be reviewing key literacy and numeracy skills of the primary program while extending essential independent work habits necessary for students entering the intermediate grades.

Writing – Grades 4 to 7.  This course is recommended for students who are entering grades 4, 5, 6 or 7. The focus of this course will be on writing structure and conventions, including: the use of adjectives/adverbs/nouns, sentence variety, supporting sentences, topics and topic sentences, concluding sentences, paragraph structure, formatting paragraphs, and may delve into writing in different genres. Depending on progress, different styles of sentences may be investigated as well as paragraph structure, parts of speech, persuasive writing and report writing.

Reading Comprehension – Grades 5 – 7.  This course is recommended for students who are not yet meeting or approaching expectations in Language Arts on their term 2 report card in grades 4, 5 or 6. The Reading Comprehension summer learning course will focus on the required strategies to improve basic, functional reading skills and the ability to engage in literature effectively. The comprehension strategies may focus on connecting, questioning, visualizing and inferring reading text. Students will also learn how to use the knowledge of their learned skills and abilities to select a book that is appropriate for their reading level. An independent novel study will be an activity of this course.

Enriched French Immersion – Grades 4 – 7. This summer course is for the learner who is currently enrolled in a French Immersion school; this is their chance to continue to practice and improve on their French communication skills.  The primary focus of this course will be on spoken French, but each activity will include components of reading or writing. Through a variety of games, activities and short projects adapted to suit the variety of grades in the class, the learner will get a chance to engage with other students and practice their spoken and written French.  Late French Immersion learners interested in a challenge are encouraged to participate to extend the practice of their newly acquired language.

Self-Regulation, Social Skills and Organization – Building Personal Success – Grades 6 to 7. This course is recommended for students currently in grade 5 or 6. This course will reinforce how self-regulation, social skill building, and organization are integral to personal success. The course will explore a wide range of topics that may include: contributing to the classroom and school community, valuing diversity, engaging in positive problem solving and goal setting, making choices that attain and maintain physical and emotional health, building interpersonal skills necessary for positive relationships, and developing strategies to deal with peer conflict.

Get Ready for Grade 4 Math – The Basics.  This course will benefit students seeking extra support in their core math skills in preparation for Grade 4. This course will reinforce topics learned in Grade 3 and introduce students to various topics from the Grade 4 Mathematics curriculum that may include: review numbers 1-9999, place value, review addition & subtraction, review multiplication & division (groups), fraction & decimal representation, introduction to 3D figures & line symmetry, patterns in charts, graphs, and tables.

Get Ready for Grade 5 Math – The Basics.  This course will benefit students seeking extra support in their core math skills in preparation for Grade 5. This course will reinforce topics learned in Grade 4 and introduce students to various topics from the Grade 5 Mathematics curriculum which may include: mental math strategies in addition & subtraction, review multiplication & division, one-step algebraic problem solving (with whole numbers), perimeter & area of 2D figures, properties of lines, and introduce concept of probability.

Get Ready for Grade 6 Math – The Basics.  This course is a general review of the foundation skills necessary for Grade 6 in order to build confidence with the subject matter. The focus will be on attaining the most important, integral concepts in meaningful ways, rather than on  covering an entire curriculum superficially. Each day will be supplemented heavily with review of addition, subtraction, division and multiplication while making as many connections as possible to other concept areas, such as factors, multiples, ratios, decimals, and data management. Students will be expected to participate fully in activities that integrate many of these concepts at once.

Get Ready for Grade 7 Math – The Basics.  This course is a general review of the foundation skills necessary for Grades 7 in order to build confidence with the subject matter. The focus will be on attaining the most important, integral concepts in meaningful ways, rather than on covering an entire curriculum superficially. Each day will be supplemented heavily with review of addition, subtraction, division and multiplication while making as many connections as possible to other concept areas, such as factors, multiples, ratios, decimals, and data management. Students will be expected to participate fully in activities that integrate many of these concepts at once.