Summer Learning | Programs

                           


Elementary Programs (July 2 - 15, 2019)

Location: Chilliwack Senior Secondary School (46361 Yale Road, Chilliwack)

The intent of the Elementary Preview courses is to introduce students to the skills needed to be successful in school, and to develop or maintain an appreciation for learning within 40 hours of instructional time during the month of July.

 


Outdoor Adventures 

  • Grade 2-3, Grades 4-5
  • 2 cohorts available (see table below)

Description

This course will offer learners in Grades 2-3 & 4-5 a chance to learn outside of the classroom (rain or shine), explore their natural surroundings and develop a deeper appreciation for the great outdoors while integrating numeracy and literacy. This program will predominantly take place outdoors. Twice a week learners will come to the classroom to reflect on their outdoor pursuits. The final day of the adventure students will share their learnings with classmates and parents. Parents are responsible for transporting their child to and from the locations.

A signed permission slip is a requirement as a condition of registration in this program.

Please note that for the first day (July 2nd) and last day (July 15th) of the Outdoor Adventures Program will meet at Chilliwack Secondary School from 8:30-12:30 p.m.

Cohort

Week 1

Park(s)

July 2-5

Week 2 and Week 3

Park(s)

July 8-12,15

Indoor School Days

North

Fairfield Island Park

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

10am - 2pm

Mon/Fri

@ Chilliwack Secondary School

10am to 2pm

South

Blue Heron Reserve

Wednesday, Friday

10am - 2pm

Sardis Park

Mondays, Wednesdays, Friday

10am - 2pm

Tues/Thurs

@ Chilliwack Secondary School

10am to 2pm

 


July 2 to July 15, 2019 (Two-Week Program / 40 hr Program)

  • Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • The 3 R's on the Move (Reading/ Writing/ Math & Movement) - Grade 1 

This course has been designed to meet the specific needs of students entering, or just finishing Grade 1. These courses will focus on developing foundation skills in Mathematics and Literacy, with some physical activity too.

Reading Rangers

Grades 2-3

Reading Rangers will provide students with the early reading skills the opportunity to learn and incorporate strategies. Daily Physical Activity (DPA) will be part of this course too. Students in this program must be recommended by their School-Based Team and 2 cohorts will be offered: 

Cohort 1: PM Benchmark levels of 16 and lower

Cohort 2: PM Benchmark levels 16 or higher

Writing Warriors- Grade 2-3

Writing Warriors will provide low tech and high tech supports to those students with written output difficulties using program such as Print Like a Pro, and Clicker for iPad. In addition, students in this program will explore Social Inclusion kits which our district received from Special Education Technology British Columbia (SET-BC). There will be a daily physical activity component so proper running shoes will be needed.

Be Fit with Lit- Grade 2-3 and Grade 4-5

Maintain and improve your child's reading and writing level through the summer months and stay active at the same time. This program is designed to improve their abilities and create a love of books and words. There will be some physical activity too.

Math on the Move- Grade 2-3 and Grade 4-5

Strengthen your child’s basic Math and problem-solving skills, helping prepare them for the next grade. Math and physical activity can be fun too!

Digital Literacy and Coding for Kids (Imagine, Program, Share, Repeat)- Grades 4, and 5 

This course has been designed for students as they begin to utilize informational technologies at home and in the school system. Students will learn to safely use technology to: access, analyze, evaluate and communicate information.

This course will develop and apply your child's coding and computational thinking skills while staying active at the same time. This course will teach your child the Scratch programming language and how to apply it in a variety of situations (animation, game design and real-world application). Collaboration with peers is built into the course as a fundamental part of the coding process. Your child will also be active in physical activities as a part of each school day.

Coding for Kids (Imagine, Program, Share, Repeat) - Grades 4 and 5

This course will develop and apply your child's coding and computational thinking skills while staying active at the same time. This course will teach your child the Scratch programming language and how to apply it in a variety of situations (animation, game design and real-world application). Collaboration with peers is built into the course as a fundamental part of the coding process. Your child will also be active in physical activities as a part of each school day.

* All courses are subject to sufficient registration 

*Please note that registration for Elementary Courses is on a first come first serve basis.


Middle School Programs

Location: Chilliwack Senior Secondary School (46361 Yale Road, Chilliwack)

Middle School Summit Courses (Grades 6/7/8)

2 Options:

Option 1: Micro Summit for students in Grade 6/7

  • Dates: July 2nd - July 15, 2019
  • Times: 8:00 am - 12:00 am

Option 2: Summit for students in Grade 8

  • Dates: July 2nd - July 29, 2019
  • Times: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Summer Learning Middle School Summit Courses is a cross-curricular project based learning format that provides students with an opportunity to develop skills and meet learning outcomes within 40 hours of instructions during a 2-week period (Micro Summit) 80 hours of instruction during a 4-week period (Summit). Course Completion and Preview Course Students will work with teachers and student mentors on cross-curricular projects or inquiries designed to cover the essential learning objectives in the core academic subjects (Math, Science, English and Social Studies).  Project based inquiry will occur for part of the day, and, for the other part of the day; students will be engaged in Daily Physical Activities such as: minor games, field trips, and hiking, etc. Along the way with meeting the learning outcomes we are aiming to improve student engagement, as well as creating an appreciation of a healthy balanced lifestyle.

Course Completion Students are required to attend Summer Learning in order to obtain credit for courses they were unsuccessful in completing throughout the school year.  All Course Completion Students will register for a Middle School Summit Course and upon completion of the course, the homeschool will determine if sufficient outcomes have been met to grant credit.

Additional Middle School Courses

  • Band 7/8/9 - 8:00am - 10:00 am
  • Intro Band 6 10:15-12:15
  • Digital Literacy and Coding 6-8
  • Choral Performance with an aboriginal perspective Grades 6-8

Secondary School Courses

Grade 9 Course Completion- July 2 to July 29th

Students may register for a maximum of 2 courses. Classes are subject to sufficient enrollment. If you are unsure which course(s) your child needs to take please contact your school counsellor or administrator.

  • English 9: 8 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., or 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
  • Math 9: 8 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., or 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
  • Science 9: 8 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., or 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
  • Social Studies 9: 8 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., or 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Sustainable Vegetable Production
July 2 – August  30, 2019
Tuesdays and Thursdays  8:00 am – 2:00 pm

(For students in Gr.8,9,10,11,12)

  • This unique outdoor course will take place at both the Sardis Secondary School Greenhouse and the Sardis Secondary School Farm (on Richardson Avenue). Students will be taught about food production through practical hands-on experiences. Students will learn skills in land preparation, planting, weed control, pest management, fertilizing, pruning, harvesting, marketing and sales. They will also work alongside community partners who are specialists in the various commodities grown. As a side benefit, students will be consumers of the various foods grown and will be encouraged to prepare the food and eat it with their families. 

Course offerings:
1. Sustainable Vegetable Production (IDS 12)(4 credits - minimum of 10 selected days)

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