District Principal of Indigenous Education Anne Tenning has put together an informative video on her thoughts and observations on how the pandemic is affecting students, and about equity for students during the pandemic.
Although originally developed for staff, there is a lot of information and resources which would be helpful for parents and the community so she is sharing it.
What is all this math that teachers are sending home? Where are all the worksheets? What is my child supposed to be doing? How do I know if they are on track? What happens if they don’t learn everything this year?
SD83 invites all parents to join us in a virtual meeting on May 12 at 6 p.m. to talk about the kinds of math that SD83 is hoping students can be working on during this home learning time and how that matches with the math we have included on our home learning opportunities pages.
We will talk about things to watch for as your child works on the math, and how you can support their learning. The focus will not be on how to actually do the math, although in the Q &A we can certainly help with that, but on questions you can ask your child to help them deepen their understanding of the concepts they are working on.
We will discuss the different types of math activities that you might be seeing sent home, including why these activities were selected and how your child can use them. We will also spend some time talking about ways to help them learn basic facts.
There will also be question and answer opportunities through the virtual meeting. Bring your questions and join us for a rich mathematical discussion. If you would like to email your questions ahead of time, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org with Parent Math Night question as a subject.
The Indigenous Education Department team is happy to be back in the schools and is ready for another great year. We are excited to see and hear about all the fun activities our students experienced this summer.