The SCIDES K-7 Elementary program provides students with a British Columbia Ministry of Education approved public school education.
Our program offers a superb educational experience for all students including those:
- Wishing to complete their education at home
- Unable to attend school
- With challenging schedules (athletes, performers, etc.)
- A person is eligible to enroll in the Kindergarten Elementary Distance Education program provided they:
- Are at least school-age (5 years of age by December 31st of the current year)
- Must have a dedicated adult at home to act as a home-facilitator
An overview of our Kindergarten program:
Your teacher will work with you to review and understand the learning standards in each curricular subject area for the school year. Then together, you will choose one of the three program options best suited for you.
OPTION 1: Home instructors work with a teacher to create a program and submit a portfolio of learning each term to show development.
OPTION 2: Home instructors will use a blend of the integrated module program and their own supplies to supplement. The teacher will direct home instructor to submit work in a portfolio each term to show development.
OPTION 3: Home instructors will use the integrated module program and teacher created supplements. The teacher will direct home instructor to submit work in a portfolio each term to show development.
The Integrated Module Program consists of ten sequential modules (see descriptions below). Every module follows the same structure—a half-day of learning that is divided into one or two sets. Each set comprises five sections of lessons. Your teacher will supplement these modules as needed to meet Ministry of Education requirements.
For students with computer access, keyboarding programs, CD’s, and online activities and links are provided
Module 1—Kindergarten Fun
In this module your child helps you to set up her or his special learning area. Calendar Time routines are introduced, and your child reviews or learns the alphabet, colours, shapes, and matches upper and lower case letters. Mathematics activities include sorting, graphing, weighing, and making, reading, and expanding patterns.
Module 2—Nursery Rhyme Land
The focus of this module is Nursery Rhymes. Your child sequences nursery rhymes, and uses position and rhyming words. Mathematics activities include making sets, learning the numerals to 5, identifying time periods, and constructing a clock.
Module 3—I’m Special!
The activities in this module focus on your child, her or his family, friends, parts of the body, and the five senses. In Mathematics your child will review sets to five, measure, learn the term zero, and use geometric shapes to make a house.
Module 4—The World of Bears
The world of bears, both real and imaginary, is explored in this module. In Set 2, your child will complete a small research project about a bear. The CD-ROM Zoology Zone–Bears is provided to help your child find information on the topic. Instructions to install the CD can be found in the Technology section. Mathematics activities include one-to-one correspondence, using one-to-one correspondence to identify equivalent sets, and sets that have more or less.
In this module your child is introduced to the food chain and the Canada Food Guide. Your child is asked to prepare and host an ethnic food celebration. The Sounds of the Set are introduced in this module. You are provided with many ideas and activities to help your child learn the sounds of most of the letters of the alphabet. You and your child will complete many hands-on Mathematics activities as you spend time cooking together.
Module 6—How’s the Weather?
Rain, wind, snow, and fog are the focus of this weather module. The terms large/small, long/short, heavy/light are introduced in Mathematics. Your child will learn or review the numerals six and seven, and the corresponding sets. This module will help your child to gain a beginning appreciation and awareness of her or his environment.
Module 7—Keeping Safe
The activities in this module emphasize all aspects of keeping safe. Your child will spend time learning safety songs and poems. Many activities are based on the book The Cat in the Hat. Your child will also conduct experiments to discover the best way to stay safe if she or he is ever lost in the woods. The keyboarding program Read, Write and Type! is introduced. Mathematics concepts include sets of eight and nine and the recognition of geometric solids.
Module 8—Let’s Visit a Farm!
This module explores the signs of spring, farm animals, their babies, and their homes. A small reading vocabulary of commonly used words is introduced and some Books to Keep, based on these words, are included. Ordinal numbers and sets to ten are introduced in Mathematics.
Module 9—Away We Go!
The exciting world of trains, planes, and ships is the focus of this module. Addition facts to five are taught in Mathematics. Your child is also introduced to Free Writing. Depending on your child’s development she or he may draw a picture and dictate a sentence for you to print under the picture.
Module 10—Summer Fun
The activities in this module focus on bubbles, mud, the water cycle, and water safety. The module also explores the different characteristics of water; how it moves and changes, how it looks, feels, sounds, and tastes. In Mathematics, your child will review many of the concepts introduced this year.