How do I assess my student’s reading level?


WHAT IS READING ASSESSMENT?

Reading assessment is essential for beginning readers.  As our students enter the world of reading they come with their backpack full of reading differences, based on their special needs and skills in literacy.  As teachers and parents it is our job to help create a baseline for their performance, to encourage their skills at their level and to design literacy instruction to meet their individual needs.

Reading concepts include letter knowledge, phonemic awareness, decoding, fluency and comprehension.  As we monitor reading development we help our students move forward at a pace which benefits their pacing.  We also can instruct our teachers with up to date assessment and guide our instruction.

HOW DO I ASSESS MY STUDENT?

HCS Learning Commons has a free subscription available to our students called Reading Eggs.  Reading Eggs for K-3 focuses on the core reading curriculum of phonics and sight words using skills and strategies, while Reading Eggspress Gr4-7  focuses on building reading fluency and comprehension, spelling and vocabulary, and a range of writing skills including grammar and punctuation.

When your student enrolls in this program they will be automatically assigned into their reading or lexile level.  This lexile level will help guide your teacher/librarian as how to recommend further reading resources for your students.

  • To find out more about getting started with Reading Eggs go to this page
  • To discover more about reading assessment using Reading Eggs and lexile levels use this tutorial.  You can also listen to a recording via our Reading Eggs representative.  Contact Beth Johnson @bjohnson@onlineschool.ca

Once you have your student’s, lexile level you can enjoy lots of great fiction and non fiction books on Reading Eggs Library and Overdrive E Library.  Reading Eggs will keep you updated on your student lexile level as they continue in the program.

On Overdrive refine your search to find materials that correspond with your student reading skills. Click on Collections Fiction or Non Fiction, and then refine as shared below in the image by Lexile level.

You can also discover a lovely plethora of easy to read picture books that come with read-a-loud options, and many classic audiobooks!  What a perfect  way to get your reading happening for all modalities!

Blessings as you encourage your beginning student on the wonderful process of reading and learning!

 

New Overdrive eBooks for ADST and the Core Competencies



 

New Applied Design Skill and Technologies (ADST) eBooks!

 

ADST came into effect with BC’s New Curriculum in 2016 and in grades K – 5 is meant to be addressed “in combination with grade-level content from other areas of learning in cross-curricular activities to develop foundational mindsets and skills in design thinking and making” (BC’s New Curriculum).   

ADST Big Ideas for Grades K – 3:
  • Designs grow out of natural curiosity;
  • Skills can be developed through play; and
  • Technologies are tools that extend human capabilities.
ADST Big Ideas for Grades 4 – 5:
  • Designs can be improved with prototyping and testing;
  • Skills are developed through practice, effort, and action; and

The Maker Education, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math), and Project-Based Learning models offer excellent avenues for integrating the required ADST skills into our grades K – 5 teaching and learning.

To find relevant K – 5 ADST resources on OverDrive, select “Teacher Resources” from the Collections menu on the main page …

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… then select, Creative Thinking Competency; MakerEd/STEAM Education:

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From here, you can filter your results to only see juvenile titles, which will weed out some of the books for older students for you.

 

ADST Resources for Grade 6 – 9 on OverDrive

Did you know we have over 120 books in our ADST collection on OverDrive?

In Grade 6 and 7, students can choose a minimum of 3 specific disciplines such as Computational Thinking, Computers and Communications Devices, Digital Literacy, Drafting, Entrepreneurship and Marketing, Food Studies, Media Arts, Metalwork, Power Technology, Robotics, Textiles, and Woodwork. 

In Grades 8 and 9, students have the option to focus on one or more of the aforementioned areas of learning, provided that the culmination of the learning in these areas equates to a full year course.

To find ADST Resources on OverDrive, select “More Collections” from the main menu …

More Collections


… and then scroll down the page until you find, ADST – Applied Design, Skills, and Technology:

 

ADST

For more information about ADST and resources available to you through our Learning Commons, please refer to this page.

 

New! eBook Collections to Address the Core Competencies of BC’s New Curriculum

We are very pleased to announce all new Core Competencies Collections on OverDrive!

What are the Core Competencies all about?  Here is a brief description:

Communication -The communication competency encompasses the set of abilities that students use to impart and exchange information, experiences, and ideas, to explore the world around them, and to understand and effectively engage in the use of digital media.  View the Communication Profiles and Illustrations »

Thinking – The thinking competency encompasses the knowledge, skills, and processes we associate with intellectual development. It is through their competency as thinkers that students take subject-specific concepts and content and transform them into a new understanding. Thinking competence includes specific thinking skills as well as habits of mind, and metacognitive awareness.

 

Personal and Social – Personal and social competency is the set of abilities that relate to students’ identity in the world, both as individuals and as members of their community and society. Personal and social competency encompasses the abilities students need to thrive as individuals, to understand and care about themselves and others, and to find and achieve their purposes in the world.

To view our Core Competencies Collection on OverDrive, first select “Teacher’s Lounge from the main menu …

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Then, select the Core Competency of your choice:

Core Competencies

From here, you will be able to sort and filter your results from the options on the left of the page.

 

Learn How to Use Reading Eggs


Parents, teachers and students, please join us on Tuesday, November 7 at 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. to learn about our exciting Reading Eggs subscription.

Please register for Heritage Christian School – Reading Eggs Training on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PST at:  https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/8226435332575825922

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training.

Reading Eggs site

 

500th Anniversary of the Reformation!


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Today is special, and it’s not because it’s Halloween!  Today marks the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation!  This would be a great time to share this rich history with your children.

There were many factors that brought about the Reformation, which began in Germany reflin 1517.  It is often said that it started with Martin Luther’s Ninety-Five Theses, which he nailed to the door of the church.  Luther questioned the corrupt practices of the Catholic Church and advanced the belief that the Bible is the supreme religious authority (Sola Scriptura). Luther contended that salvation is not earned by good deeds, but is the gift of grace through faith in Christ Jesus. This thinking brought about separation from the Catholic church and the creation of Protestant churches.

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There is so much to learn from history about the Reformers who came before Luther and followed after, such as John Wycliffe, John Calvin, Thomas Cranmer, and John Knox , to name a few. It is also interesting to learn how the invention of the Gutenberg printing press aided this movement and made it possible for people to read the Bible for themselves. Take some time to read about this amazing time in our Church history!

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New Learning Commons Ahead!


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We are very excited in the learning commons to be dreaming BIG!  Yes a new physical commons is being designed in the next year to accommodate all things literacy, MakerEd and technology!  This new physical commons will be part of the campus school building and will continue to be the warm and exciting hub of the blended school, where students feel at home reading, playing. learning, researching, making and socializing.

A few years ago we transitioned from a library to a library commons in virtual and physical space (albeit small).  As we dare to dream BIG, and envisage our new space our learning commons team would like to invite you to join in the planning by sharing your thoughts in this survey.

Thank you in advance for sharing in the survey.  We will share the results with you.

 

 

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Our Grade 5, 6, and 7 OverDrive Booklists Have Just Been Updated

 

We have a huge selection of books on OverDrive that have been sorted for you according to grade level and subject.  We have just updated the following pages to include further categorization and our new titles:

Grade 5 Science, Socials, Language Arts, and Math (scroll down)
Grade 6 Science, Socials, Language Arts, and Math (scroll down)
Grade 7 Science, Socials, Language Arts, and Math (scroll down)

 


 

New!  Donna Ward Supplemental Kits in L4U Physical Library

 

The following L4U kits include the non-consumable books required to use Donna Ward’s  consumable workbooks (Courage & Conquest, and Geography, Province to Province), and are now available:

Grade 4 First Peoples and European Contact – Supplemental Pack – Part 1

Grade 4 First Peoples and European Contact – Supplemental Pack – Part 2

Grade 5 Immigration, Government, Natural Resources – Supplemental Pack Part 1

Grade 5 Immigration, Government, Natural Resources – Supplemental Pack Part 2


 

Don’t Miss Our November Techie Tuesday Webinar!

 

An Indigenous Perspective with Denise
 Tuesday, November 14th at 12. pm

 

Denise McLaughlin will explain an indigenous perspective, which will help us relate to indigenous peoples, and teach their unique perspective in meaningful and authentic ways.

Denise is Metis from Southern Ontario.  Her family’s lineage can be traced back to the Red River Settlement, now Winnipeg, Manitoba.  As an Indigenous person, Denise feels God has gifted her with a strong spiritual awareness and a heart for creation.  Denise graduated from The Indigenous Education Program at UBC. NITEP has a focus on Indigenous education and best education practices for teaching Indigenous curriculum.  Denise has lived and worked in remote First Nations communities and has connections in several Coast Salish communities.  She has also had the opportunity to attend Church services on reserve and has attended the Native Pentecostal Church.  Dr. Jo-anne Archibald’s teaching of story-work and Denise’s own experiences of sharing stories help to define her practice of building relationships and connections with students.

“I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t nurturing or caring for something”

– Denise McLaughlin

Who may attend:  Students K-12 and parents, staff.

Where: Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://onlineschool.zoom.us/j/337380724

Or iPhone one-tap :
Canada: +16475580588,,337380724#
Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
Canada: +1 647 558 0588
Meeting ID: 337 380 724
International numbers available: https://onlineschool.zoom.us/zoomconference?m=WGxM9a_azkFS0blBUvXizrNB2ieUiEdp

 

All Techie Tuesday Webinar information and updates can be found on our website, here.


 

Be sure to check out all our recent blog posts including:

“Story of the World” and “Growth Mindset” eBooks On Overdrive, and
New Grade 8 Science Digital Unit Study Kits 

 


 

 

 

 

Remembering on November 11th


We are blessed to live in a country with so many freedoms.  As we are preparing for the “International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church”, we are reminded of the freedoms that are so important to us as Christians: the freedom of religion and of peaceful assembly.  Remembrance Day gives us opportunity to remember those who fought and died so that Canada could have these freedoms.

Remembrance Day Resources

  •  From the Learning Commons:

Remembrance Day Resources:  (A document with multiple resources listed for you to use in studying Remembrance Day topics)

  • From OverDrive:

On Remembrance Day”  by Eleanor Creasey

 “Remembrance Day” by Molly Aloian

By searching the topic “war”, I found many results, including a number of books relating to various wars in which Canada has participated.  For example:  “World War I:  Canada & the Great War” and “World War II:  Total War“, both by Doug Sylvester.

  • From Historica Canada:

http://education.historicacanada.ca/en/tools?utf8=%E2%9C%93&search=Remembrance+Day

  • From the Government of Canada:

This Veterans’ Week, #CanadaRemembers:  http://www.veterans.gc.ca/rememberthem?utm_source=rememberthem-2017

10 Quick Facts about Remembrance Day:  http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/information-for/educators/quick-facts/remembrance-day

For educators – Resources:  http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/information-for/educators

  • From Curio.ca  (find the link, username and password on your parent home page in Encom under “Curriculum Resources)

Remembrance Day:  In Memory of the Men and Women Who Have Served”  This collection features a selection of 29 stories marking this special day, in which we acknowledge the courage and sacrifice of those who served their country.  About half for ages 9-12 and half for ages 13-14, one for age 15-17.

Canada 150:  War and Peacekeeping”  This collection features 28 titles which look at the experiences of Canadian soldiers during the wars in which Canada has participated. It also examines the legacy of these wars, as well as Canadian participation in United Nations-led peacekeeping missions.  Mostly age 13-14, a few for 9-12 and 15-17.

 

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In Flanders Fields

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch, be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields

Techie Tuesday: Be a Savvy Subber


Hi, HCOS families and especially elementary students:

Here is the link to see the video of “Be a Savvy Subber”:  https://vimeo.com/239849658 

The focus was on teaching your students how they could use the sites that were highlighted:

  • PebbleGo for K-3
  • PebbleGo Next for Grades 3-6
  • BrainPOP Jr for K-3
  • BrainPOP for Grades 3 to 8
  • EBSCO Explora Primary for Grades K-7
  • World Book Kids  for Grades K-5

We also touched briefly on navigation in RightNow Media, Discovery Education Streaming and Learn360.

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Using Tynker – Demo


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Tynker Demo will be at:

Thursday, October 26, 2017 11:00 AM(US/Pacific)

Note that this demo will be on Thursday morning, not Tuesday afternoon!! Please try to log in a little before 11:00 a.m.

Duration: 30-45 minutes
Reference: TZLA-GZAE-PTMH

Please join this meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://www.gotomeet.me/TynkerCommunity

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (571) 317-3122

Access Code: 827-562-717

First GoToMeeting? Try a test session:
http://help.citrix.com/getready

New! “Story of the World” and “Growth Mindset” eBooks On Overdrive


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“Told in a straightforward, engaging style that has become Susan Wise Bauer’s trademark, The Story of the World series covers the sweep of human history from ancient times until the present. Africa, China, Europe, the Americas—find out what happened all around the world in long-ago times. This first revised volume begins with the earliest nomads and ends with the last Roman emperor.

This read-aloud series is designed for parents to share with elementary-school children. Enjoy it together and introduce your child to the marvelous story of the world’s civilizations.”

Please note, these are offered as a supplement to your child’s learning, and are not meant to be substitutes for content areas required by BC’s curriculum.


What is a “Growth Mindset”?

Growth Mindset is the idea that we can grow our brain’s capacity to learn and solve problems. Carol Dweck is a pioneering researcher in the field of motivation and why people succeed (or don’t), and how to foster success.  Watch this TED talk to hear Carol share her research.

 

Want to learn more how to put this into practice?  The Mindset Kit is a free set of online lessons and practices  designed to help you teach and foster adaptive beliefs about learning.


Growth Mindset Books Available Now

on Overdrive Digital Library:

 

Read-Aloud Books about Making Mistakes & Resilience; and Persistence and Hard Work

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The creators of the New York Times bestselling picture books Rosie Revere, Engineer and Iggy Peck, Architect are back with a story about the power of curiosity in the hands of a child who is on a mission to use science to understand her world. Ada Twist, Scientist, from powerhouse team Andrea Beaty and David Roberts, is a celebration of STEM, perseverance, and passion.

Like her classmates, builder Iggy and inventor Rosie, scientist Ada, a character of color, has a boundless imagination and has always been hopelessly curious. Why are there pointy things stuck to a rose? Why are there hairs growing inside your nose? When her house fills with a horrific, toe-curling smell, Ada knows it’s up to her to find the source. Not afraid of failure, she embarks on a fact-finding mission and conducts scientific experiments, all in the name of discovery. But, this time, her experiments lead to even more stink and get her into trouble!

Inspired by real-life makers such as Ada Lovelace and Marie Curie, Ada Twist, Scientist champions girl power and women scientists, and brings welcome diversity to picture books about girls in science. Touching on themes of never giving up and problem solving, Ada comes to learn that her questions might not always lead to answers, but rather to more questions. She may never find the source of the stink, but with a supportive family and the space to figure it out, she’ll be able to feed her curiosity in the ways a young scientist should.

Iggy Peck and Rosie Revere have earned their places among the most beloved children’s characters, and they have inspired countless kids and adults to follow their dreams and passions. Now in her own charming and witty picture book, determined Ada Twist, with her boundless curiosity for science and love of the question “Why?,” is destined to join these two favorites. The book is the perfect tool to remind both young girls and women that they have the intelligence and perseverance to achieve their dreams.


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The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes by Mark Pett
Beatrice Bottomwell has NEVER (not once!) made a mistake…
Meet Beatrice Bottomwell: a nine-year-old girl who has never (not once!) made a mistake. She never forgets her math homework, she never wears mismatched socks, and she ALWAYS wins the yearly talent show at school. In fact, Beatrice holds the record of perfection in her hometown, where she is known as The Girl Who Never Makes Mistakes. Life for Beatrice is sailing along pretty smoothly until she does the unthinkable–she makes her first mistake. And in a very public way!

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Features an audio read-along! A creative spirit learns that thinking “ish-ly” is far more wonderful than “getting it right” in this gentle new fable from the creator of the award-winning picture book THE DOT. Ramon loved to draw. Anytime. Anything. Anywhere. Drawing is what Ramon does. It¹s what makes him happy. But in one split second, all that changes. A single reckless remark by Ramon’s older brother, Leon, turns Ramon’s carefree sketches into joyless struggles. Luckily for Ramon, though, his little sister, Marisol, sees the world differently. She opens his eyes to something a lot more valuable than getting things just “right.” Combining the spareness of fable with the potency of parable, Peter Reynolds shines a bright beam of light on the need to kindle and tend our creative flames with care.

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Flight School by Lita Judge

A persevering penguin is determined to fly in this adorably inspiring picture book from the creator of Red Hat and Red Sled.  Although little Penguin has the soul of an eagle, his body wasn’t built to soar. But Penguin has an irrepressible spirit, and he adamantly follows his dreams to flip, flap, fly! Even if he needs a little help with the technical parts, this penguin is ready to live on the wind.


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The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds

Features an audio read-along! With a simple, witty story and free-spirited illustrations, Peter H. Reynolds entices even the stubbornly uncreative among us to make a mark—and follow where it takes us. Her teacher smiled. “Just make a mark and see where it takes you.” Art class is over, but Vashti is sitting glued to her chair in front of a blank piece of paper. The words of her teacher are a gentle invitation to express herself. But Vashti can’t draw—she’s no artist. To prove her point, Vashti jabs at a blank sheet of paper to make an unremarkable and angry mark. “There!” she says. That one little dot marks the beginning of Vashti’s journey of surprise and self-discovery. That special moment is the core of Peter H. Reynolds’s delicate fable about the creative spirit in all of us.


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Sky Color by Peter H. Reynolds

Features an audio read-along! The sky’s no limit as the author-illustrator of The Dot and Ish winds up his Creatrilogy with a whimsical tale about seeing the world a new way. Marisol loves to paint. So when her teacher asks her to help make a mural for the school library, she can’t wait to begin! But how can Marisol make a sky without blue paint? After gazing out the bus window and watching from her porch as day turns into night, she closes her eyes and starts to dream. . . . From the award-winning Peter H. Reynolds comes a gentle, playful reminder that if we keep our hearts open and look beyond the expected, creative inspiration will come.


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Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty

Rosie may seem quiet during the day, but at night she’s a brilliant inventor of gizmos and gadgets who dreams of becoming a great engineer. When her great-great-aunt Rose (Rosie the Riveter) comes for a visit and mentions her one unfinished goal—to fly—Rosie sets to work building a contraption to make her aunt’s dream come true. But when her contraption doesn’t fly but rather hovers for a moment and then crashes, Rosie deems the invention a failure. On the contrary, Aunt Rose insists that Rosie’s contraption was a raging success: you can only truly fail, she explains, if you quit.


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Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty

Meet Iggy Peck—creative, independent, and not afraid to express himself! In the spirit of David Shannon’s No, David and Rosemary Wells’s Noisy Nora, Iggy Peck will delight readers looking for irreverent, inspired fun. Iggy has one passion: building. His parents are proud of his fabulous creations, though they’re sometimes surprised by his materials—who could forget the tower he built of dirty diapers? When his second-grade teacher declares her dislike of architecture, Iggy faces a challenge. He loves building too much to give it up! With Andrea Beaty’s irresistible rhyming text and David Roberts’s puckish illustrations, this book will charm creative kids everywhere, and amuse their sometimes bewildered parents.


Cover of The Most Magnificent Thing

A little girl and her canine assistant set out to make the most magnificent thing. But after much hard work, the end result is not what the girl had in mind. Frustrated, she quits. Her assistant suggests a long walk, and as they walk, it slowly becomes clear what the girl needs to do to succeed. A charming story that will give kids the most magnificent thing: perspective!


About the Brain

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The Owner’s Manual for Driving Your Adolescent Brain bJoann Deak

Tweens and Teens! Think you know everything about your brain? Think again!  Your brain is in its second decade, and that means you have the opportunity to blaze your own trail by shaping your brain, building its strengths, and avoiding dangers with the decisions you make. Your brain is an amazing vehicle that will take you through every one of your life’s experiences. Wouldn’t it be good to have an owner’s manual?

The Owner’s Manual for Driving Your Adolescent Brain is packed with the goods on glia and the news about neurons, with a cool way to test your brain power and the scoop on how it’s OK to make mistakes—they’ll make you stronger, if you use them as an opportunity to learn. It’s all about training your brain to help youbecome the very best version of yourself!

The exciting follow-up to Your Fantastic Elastic Brain, The Owner’s Manual for Driving Your Adolescent Brain has won six awards: The Academics’ Choice “Smart Book” Award; The PubWest Book Design Gold Award; The Mom’s Choice Gold Award; The Moonbeam Silver Award, The Nautilus Silver Award; and The IBPA Benjamin Franklin Silver Award.”


For Parents and Teachers

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A COMPLETE AND EASY-TO-FOLLOW GUIDE FOR INSPIRING EVERY STUDENT WITH THE POWER OF GROWTH MINDSET
Created by teachers for teachers, this is the ultimate guide for unleashing students’ potential through creative lessons, empowering messages and innovative teaching.
The Growth Mindset Coach provides all you need to foster a growth mindset classroom, including:
• A Month-by-Month Program
• Research-Based Activities
• Hands-On Lesson Plans
• Real-Life Educator Stories
• Constructive Feedback
• Sample Parent Letters
Studies show that growth mindsets result in higher test scores, improved grades and
more in-class involvement. When your students understand that their intelligence
is not limited, they succeed like never before. With the tools in this book, you can
motivate your students to believe in themselves and achieve anything.

Subscriptions News – Fall 2017


Hooray!  All the HCOS subscriptions are now available to our students!

You may have been waiting to sign up for some of them; here are the links:

As your students are learning, don’t forget all the wealth of subscriptions that is available to you. To find them, log in to your parent home page in Encom, choose “Curriculum Resources” and scroll down the page to find the links, usernames and passwords for the subscriptions of your choice. To find the ones which are appropriate for your grade and learning, go to Resources for each grade

New Grade 8 Science Digital Unit Study Kits Available Now!


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All New Unit Study Kits Available in Digital Format:

 

Grade 8 Plate Tectonics Digital Unit Study Kit

Grade 8 Kinetic Molecular Theory and Atomic Theory Digital Unit Study Kit

Grade 8 Cells Digital Unit Study Kit


 

Important Notice:

The final Science Unit Study Kit for Grade 8 is expected soon, and then we’ll begin working on the long-anticipated Grade 8 Socials Kits! Once the Grade 8 Unit Study kits are complete, we will begin working on the Grade 9 kits.

In the meantime, we have developed Curriculum Correlations Guides and Kits to help address some of your needs in Grade 8 Social Studies and Science.  


Curriculum Correlation Guides for BC’s New Competencies

The purpose of the Curriculum Correlations Guide is to outline how a specific curriculum aligns with BC’s standards, showing you which sections of the material to complete.

It has been designed to help you prioritize your time and effort, assisting you in addressing the relevant content and core competencies.

We recommend that you complete these packages in consultation with your teacher so that your student’s learning style and needs can be addressed.

Gr. 8 Curriculum Correlations Guides and Packages 
Gr. 9 Curriculum Correlations Guides and Packages

Note:  if you do not wish to purchase the curriculum required for these guides, you may borrow the Curriculum Correlations Package from our L4U physical library for up to 7 weeks.


 

Drum Roll, Please! Our Next “Techie Tuesday Webinar” is October 3rd at 3:00 pm!


“Unit Study Kits:  What They Are and How to Use Them” with Pippa and Cynthia

Webinars are a quick and easy way to receive a lot of valuable information in a short amount of time – in a live, virtual setting where you can also get all of your questions answered.  During this “Techie Tuesday” webinar, Pippa and Cynthia will walk you through Unit Study Kits:  What They Are, and How to Use Them.

 

What:  Pippa and Cynthia will share about our  HCOS Unit Study Kits – Digital & Physical curriculum to help your students learn from an inquiry base.

Who may attend:  Students K-12 and parents, staff

Where:  Zoom classroom

 

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://onlineschool.zoom.us/j/249449622

Or iPhone one-tap :
Canada: +16475580588,,249449622#
Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
Canada: +1 647 558 0588
Meeting ID: 249 449 622
International numbers available: https://onlineschool.zoom.us/zoomconference?m=UjxqnAPcer2zhcwjUKwD4rzMLyCN6TAh

 

List of Kits (Both Unit Study and Supplemental Kits) Available in L4U

Unit Study Kit Description:  These kits are available in digital format (using OverDrive eBooks, etc.), or in physical format (Heritage Christian Online School couriers these kits to your home and will arrange for courier pick up as well – all free of charge for HCOS students).  These resource kits, created by our staff, outline lesson plans and activities for your students.  Significant effort has been made on your behalf to include quality resources and hard-to-find supplies, in order to address learning standards efficiently and effectively.

 

Kits include all or some of the following:

Several informative books on the unit study topic

Hard-to-locate reusable resources such as prepared slides, battery holders, and spring scales

A game, activity or DVD to make learning fun

Related websites to extend learning

A parent activity guide which breaks the content into a variety of lesson plans. The guide can also be accessed on the website and has live links to other websites


 

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