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Drama 7

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Arts Education

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Blended

Students will use the creative process to develop performance skills and confidence. Collaboratively, students will...

Drama 7

Arts Education

Students will use the creative process to develop performance skills and confidence. Collaboratively, students will work on and develop improvisational games, short monologues, and scenes. In June students share and demonstrate their learning performing in the TLA One Act Play Festival.

Major Units & Topics
Assessment

Creating scenes; writing and performing monologues; collaborating with other student actors

Prerequisites

None

Time Commitment

1.5 hour class attendance, 1 hour of home study (research, writing scenes, memorizing lines)

Credits Earned

Location

Hawthorne Square

Tuition

$50

Fine Arts & PHE 7-9

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Arts Education
Physical and Health Education

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Blended

This class will provide students with the opportunity to explore all four strands of fine...

Fine Arts & PHE 7-9

Arts Education
Physical and Health Education

This class will provide students with the opportunity to explore all four strands of fine arts: music, visual art, drama, and dance.  The focus will be on introducing students to the works of famous artists, creating artistic works both collaboratively and individually using ideas inspired by those artists as well as by experimentation and imagination. Students will learn the basics of rhythm, music notation, and vocal production.

In drama, we will play games that build confidence, explore emotions, and stretch the imagination. For dance, students will learn cultural dances from around the world, exploring the relationship between place and culture as well as between dance and music. Students will collaborate with one another, participating in games and activities aimed and learn the joy of taking creative risks within a safe and supported environment.

Major Units & Topics
Assessment
Prerequisites

None

Time Commitment

2.5 hours/week in-class

Credits Earned

Location

Abbotsford

Tuition

$50 tuition, $100 budget deduction

Foods and Nutrition 7

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ADST

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Online

Foods Studies 7 will give students the opportunity to learn how to plan and prepare...

Foods and Nutrition 7

ADST

Foods Studies 7 will give students the opportunity to learn how to plan and prepare healthy and delicious meals. Students will learn how to read recipes, prepare simple foods from scratch using a variety of techniques and tools, and learn to make nutritious choices when eating and cooking. The course will also require students to think critically about where their food comes from. Students will be encouraged to personalize the recipes to their needs and family circumstances.

Although this is an Online course much of the work will naturally be taking place in your kitchen and under parent supervision. Students are expected to do all the prep work, cooking, and clean up themselves. However, parents should feel free to offer them advice and guidance.

Major Units & Topics
Assessment

Many of the cooking labs have a self-assessment and parent (or another supervising adult)-assessment.

Prerequisites

None

Time Commitment

Students can expect to spend an hour and a half a week on course requirements.

Credits Earned

Location

Online

Tuition

0

French 5-7

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Second Languages

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Blended

This French course for grades 5-7 will be using the exciting AIM program developed out...

French 5-7

Second Languages

This French course for grades 5-7 will be using the exciting AIM program developed out of UBC. Students are expected to actively participate in a variety of individual, small group, and whole class activities including subject-related worksheets.

Using AIM will create an environment where the students will: Feel comfortable to express themselves in the target language from the first lesson; Learn vocabulary through visual, auditory and kinesthetic tools; Participate in all activities in the target language based on literature and drama; Learn to think and write creatively, while practicing oral communication; Be part of a “learning community” that emphasizes cooperative learning.

This program has a capacity of 15 students and will be hosted in Surrey.

Major Units & Topics
Assessment
Prerequisites

None

Time Commitment

90 minutes per week, Wednesdays

Credits Earned

Location

William of Orange

Tuition

$50

Humanities 7

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English Language Arts
Social Studies

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Blended

Welcome to Humanities 7-8 Blended! We are on an exciting adventure together, as we weave...

Humanities 7

English Language Arts
Social Studies

Welcome to Humanities 7-8 Blended! We are on an exciting adventure together, as we weave through Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance, and World Exploration history, while improving all of our Language Arts skills. It will be a diverse year, including research, group work, oral and media presentations, mapping, videos to watch, and novels to read!

Our year consists of three terms, each with an average of 9 classes. It will be a push to cover the entire curriculum, and thus there will be video/reading/writing homework assigned for weeks when we are not in class. If homework is done and completed when assigned and due, this will be a very successful year for you!

As well, this course runs in a FLIPPED classroom model. This means that much of your research will be done at home, through readings, short videos or podcasts, and your group work and assignments will be worked on in class.

Major Units & Topics

Because this class is a humanities class, Socials and English are woven together, sometimes seamlessly. Thus at all times, grammar, punctuation, word usage, language, and description are marked. Spelling ALWAYS counts. As the year progresses you need to show a clear understanding of big Socials concepts (settlement patterns, economy and trade, and human rights), as well as crucial Language Arts aspects (thesis statements, paragraph structure, dress ups, essay format, language usage).

Assessment
Prerequisites

None

Time Commitment

3 hours of work in class each week and another 3-5 hours of learning at home.

Credits Earned

Location

Hawthorne Square

Tuition

$100

Humanities 7

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English Language Arts
Social Studies

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Online

Earn credit for Social Studies 7 AND English Language Arts 7 while exercising your creative...

Humanities 7

English Language Arts
Social Studies

Earn credit for Social Studies 7 AND English Language Arts 7 while exercising your creative side. As you explore everything from the earth’s origins to the complexity of war and peace in the world today, you will also create your very own island. Bit by bit, you will develop your imaginary island as a demonstration of the things you’ve learned in each unit. In addition, you will be setting yourself up as a stronger writer, which will stand you in good stead for coursework in the future!

The demands on the parent are remarkably minimal for this course. Especially if the student is a diligent, independent worker, it is likely that this will be a “lighter” load with regards to required support.

Major Units & Topics
Assessment

Forums, assignments and quizzes to support reading and responding.

Creative opportunities to demonstrate knowledge (creating their own island.)

Foundational grammar and writing skills.

Prerequisites

It is helpful to understand and have skill with email. Being an independent learner (or one who is willing to proactively reach out for help) is an asset.

Time Commitment

4-5 hours

Credits Earned

Location

Online

Tuition

0

Humanities 7-9

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English Language Arts
Social Studies

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Blended

Using the text “The Big Six” and the Historical Thinking Project website as a starting...

Humanities 7-9

English Language Arts
Social Studies

Using the text “The Big Six” and the Historical Thinking Project website as a starting point, students will:

  • Establish historical significance
  • Use primary source evidence
  • Identify continuity and change
  • Analyze cause and consequence
  • Take historical perspectives, and
  • Understand the ethical dimension of historical interpretations

Further, studies will involve “Lord of the Rings” tying the social studies together with strong reading and writing instruction in a class setting.

For 2019: Wednesdays 9:00 to 12:00 Grades 7-9 at Kelowna Christian Reformed Church, 239 Snowsell Street. 25 student capacity.

Major Units & Topics
Assessment
Prerequisites

None

Time Commitment

3 hours per week in class, 3-5 hours at home

Credits Earned

Location

Kelowna

Tuition

$100

Music 7

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Arts Education

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Online

Music Online is an introductory course that offers students the opportunity to explore music in...

Music 7

Arts Education

Music Online is an introductory course that offers students the opportunity to explore music in a variety of forms. Students will work with an experienced teacher and musician to learn the basics of music theory including rhythm and notation, music vocabulary, and musical form. Through listening and responding to music from a variety of eras and cultures, students will develop an appreciation for diverse cultures, time and places.

Students will have the opportunity to learn an instrument through online lessons with Digital Music Services (DMS) or to integrate their private music lessons with this course. Students should expect to spend an hour a week on course requirements, not including practice time on their chosen instrument.

Level: Beginner to Early Intermediate.

Major Units & Topics
Assessment
Prerequisites

None

Time Commitment

1 hour per week

Credits Earned

Location

Online

Tuition

0

Physical And Health Education 7

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Physical and Health Education

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Blended

Earn credit while working toward a healthier lifestyle! Along with your in-class physical activity, the...

Physical And Health Education 7

Physical and Health Education

Earn credit while working toward a healthier lifestyle! Along with your in-class physical activity, the backbone of PHE7 is the structure and support of weekly logs. The goal is to help you remain accountable to a lifestyle of physical activity. In the meanwhile, you’ll learn from important, complementary lessons on nutrition, emotional health and safe practices while exercising. Parents will have the opportunity to “tailor” their involvement as preferred + driving to classes.

Major Units & Topics
Assessment

Weekly logs (a quick report of activity) + some health and nutrition assignments (1-2 per term)

Prerequisites

None

Time Commitment

150 minutes of physical exercise + 20 minutes to 1 hour of written work.

Credits Earned

Location

William of Orange

Tuition

$50

Physical And Health Education 7

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Physical and Health Education

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Online

Earn credit while working toward a healthier lifestyle! The backbone of PHE7 is the structure...

Physical And Health Education 7

Physical and Health Education

Earn credit while working toward a healthier lifestyle! The backbone of PHE7 is the structure and support of weekly logs. The goal is to help you remain accountable to a lifestyle of physical activity. In the meanwhile, you’ll learn from important, complementary lessons on nutrition, emotional health and safe practices while exercising. Parents will have the opportunity to “tailor” their involvement as preferred.

Major Units & Topics
Assessment

Weekly logs (a quick report of activity) + some health and nutrition assignments (2-5 per term)

Prerequisites

None

Time Commitment

150 minutes of physical exercise + 20 minutes to 1 hour of written work.

Credits Earned

Location

Online

Tuition

0

Social-Emotional Learning Group 6-8

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Other

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Blended

Taught by Behavioral Interventionists, this course will focus on social skill building, emotional learning, independence...

Social-Emotional Learning Group 6-8

Other

Taught by Behavioral Interventionists, this course will focus on social skill building, emotional learning, independence and time management skills used to prepare for high school. The program will present a new topic each week; each topic will build on the previous week in order to encourage generalization and maintenance of skills. Participation and homework will be required.

Major Units & Topics

Developing friendships, appropriate communication with friends vs. teachers, maintaining friendships, time management, and more.

Assessment
Prerequisites

None

Time Commitment

2 hours/week in-class

Credits Earned

Location

Abbotsford

Tuition

Spanish 5-7

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Second Languages

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Blended

This Spanish course for grades 5-7 will be using the exciting AIM program developed out...

Spanish 5-7

Second Languages

This Spanish course for grades 5-7 will be using the exciting AIM program developed out of UBC. Students are expected to actively participate in a variety of individual, small group, and whole class activities including subject-related worksheets.

Using AIM will create an environment where the students will: Feel comfortable to express themselves in the target language from the first lesson; Learn vocabulary through visual, auditory and kinesthetic tools; Participate in all activities in the target language based on literature and drama; Learn to think and write creatively, while practicing oral communication; Be part of a “learning community” that emphasizes cooperative learning.

This program has a capacity of 15 students and will be hosted in Surrey.

Major Units & Topics
Assessment
Prerequisites

None

Time Commitment

90 minutes per week, Wednesdays

Credits Earned

Location

William of Orange

Tuition

$50

STEM 7

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ADST
Math
Science

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Blended

Students can expect to participate in a variety of individual, small group, and whole class...

STEM 7

ADST
Math
Science

Students can expect to participate in a variety of individual, small group, and whole class activities including experiments, games, project-based learning, oral presentations, discussions, research, hands-on activities, textbook work, and quizzes.

Math enrichment is available for students achieving 95% in the course. A core math program is available upon request. Parents are expected to supervise homework.

Major Units & Topics

For Science 7, students will learn about magnetism, alternative energy resources, classification of matter, chemical change, climate change, fossils, and natural selection.

For Math 7 students will learn about decimals, fractions, area of triangles/quadrilaterals/circles, integers, and solving equations.

For ADST 7, students will do simple projects on coding, drafting, hand sewing, and woodworking with hand tools.

Assessment
Prerequisites

Pre-requisite skills for students who do not need EA support should include the ability to work independently for 20 minutes, read/write a paragraph and completion of Math 6.

Time Commitment

Three hours in class and 2 hours a week of homework which includes readings and review.

Credits Earned

Location

Hawthorne Square

Tuition

$100

STEM 7

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ADST
Math
Science

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Online

STEM 7 integrates the learning requirements for Science, Technology and Math into one course. The...

STEM 7

ADST
Math
Science

STEM 7 integrates the learning requirements for Science, Technology and Math into one course. The activities encompass a variety of online and hands-on tasks that are broken down into a weekly schedule within the course so students can easily follow along and ensure they are on track to finish by the end of the year.

This course uses a variety of Gizmos, worksheets, online resources, videos, and hands-on activities. There are two textbooks for the course that supplement learning for both math and science. A student should plan to spend at least three hours each week to gain the most learning from the activities in the course and remain on track to finish in June. Parents should plan to help their child manage their time, check that all tasks from each week have been completed and provide assistance for a concept that is proving harder to learn. The teacher will generally include parents in responses to student questions however students are expected to contact the course teacher independently as needed.

Major Units & Topics
Assessment
Prerequisites

None

Time Commitment

Three to five hours weekly

Credits Earned

Location

Online

Tuition

0

Visual Arts 7

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Arts Education

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Blended

Blended Visual Art offers students the opportunity to work in class with an experienced art...

Visual Arts 7

Arts Education

Blended Visual Art offers students the opportunity to work in class with an experienced art instructor as well as complete online activities such as building an e-portfolio and participating in discussions about art and artists. Students will spend time exploring both 2-D and 3-D forms, work with a variety of media, such as pencil, charcoal, watercolour, and acrylics while learning about visual elements and principles of design.

Major Units & Topics
Assessment
Prerequisites

None

Time Commitment

In addition to the hour and a half class per week, students can expect to spend another 30 minutes a week completing sketches and completing online activities.

Credits Earned

Location

Hawthorne Square

Tuition

$50

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