Catching up after Quarantine

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Catching up after Quarantine l Canadian Curriculum Press - July 2020 Blog Post

COVID-19 has set many students back in their learning. Necessary social distancing and quarantining has forced most schools to switch to online learning at home. After this abrupt change, many students may have been struggling without the learning environment and teaching styles they have grown accustomed to. Moreover, without regular testing, it is harder to know which information students have retained while learning from home.

Learning alongside your child during this time can help you get a better grasp on where they are in their understanding. This can be done by taking advantage of the resources in your community, finding resources online, or through doing review and practice exercises.

Local parks and libraries create a great opportunity to catch up on learning with your child. They provide resources for focusing on individual learning or supplementing the topics and assignments students have been working on throughout the term. Pick books on school subjects to take home or social distance outside and learn about the community close by.

If the community resources in your area are still closed due to Covid-19 many of them may be offering online resources. Libraries may have online ordering or eBooks still available.  Take advantage of quarantine and pick something new to learn about every day from home. You can also find printable learning resources available on our website: Click link https://bit.ly/32OoXqn

 

One great way to effectively and efficiently help your child to catch up on what they have missed over the last few months at home is with the 100 Practice Tests series. The 100 Practice Tests series allows a student to identify and fill the gaps in their education. The series is designed to pinpoint the areas where a student needs extra practice. It covers Language, Math, Social Studies, and Science for grades one through four. Each book follows the key curriculum topics of the respective grade as taught in Canadian schools and was created alongside real Canadian teachers.

The 100 Tests series follows a format of two tests per topic, each followed by multiple pages of practice exercises. This format allows the students to take a test and evaluate their proficiency in the topic. If they ace it, they can skip the rest and move to the next topic. If they need more practice, there are practice pages that follow. After that, they can take the second test to see if they have improved, and if they still need more practice there is a second set of practice exercises to do before moving to the next topic. We recommend doing the tests and practice alongside your child in order to see which areas they take more time on or struggle with. Additionally, it is a good idea to take both tests for each topic to ensure their overall comprehension.

Helping your child catch up after quarantine can be a great opportunity to get involved in their learning. Focusing on any areas they struggle with together can help them excel in September. Even for students who are caught up reviewing now can discourage loss of information over the Summer break. Continuing kid’s learning throughout the Summer can benefit the whole family.

 

Grade 1

100 Practice Tests Grade 1 │Canadian Curriculum Press100 Practice Tests Grade 1 includes topics such as the alphabet, vocabulary, word families, punctuation, reading comprehension and more in the Language section. Numbers 0 to 50, addition, subtraction, odd/even numbers, time, shapes, calendars, and more can be found in the Math section. Family/responsibilities, community, directions, maps, and flags in the Social Studies section. Lastly, living/non-living structures, animals, weather and more can be found in the Science section.

 

Grade 2

100 PracticeTests Grade 2│Canadian Curriculum Press100 PracticeTests Grade 2 includes topics such as letter sounds, nouns, verbs, adjectives, sentence structure, punctuation, vocabulary, reading comprehension and more in the Language section. Numbers 0 to 100, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, area, perimeter, time, temperature, shapes, probability, and more can be found in the Math section. Family/community, holidays/events, directions, maps, and flags in the Social Studies section. Lastly, states of matter, structures, forces/movement, animals, food groups and more can be found in the Science section.

 

Grade 3

100 PracticeTests Grade 3 │Canadian Curriculum Press100 Practice Tests Grade 3 includes topics such as articles, nouns, verbs, adjectives, sentence structure, punctuation, vocabulary, reading comprehension, writing, and more in the Language section. Numbers 0 to 500, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, area, perimeter, shapes, probability, data management and more can be found in the Math section. Pioneers, graphs/mapping, and Canada and the world in the Social Studies section. Lastly, matter/structures/forces, animals, food groups, plants and more can be found in the Science section.

 

Grade 4

100  Practice Tests Grade 4 │Canadian Curriculum Press100  Practice Tests Grade 4 includes topics such as articles, nouns, verbs, prepositions/conjunctions, sentence structure, punctuation, vocabulary, reading comprehension, writing, editing, media literacy and more in the Language section. Numbers 0 to 10 000, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, factors, fractions, decimals, money, angles, area, perimeter, shapes, volume/mass/capacity, probability, data management and more can be found in the Math section. Early societies, physical regions of Canada, and political regions of Canada in the Social Studies section. Lastly, flora/fauna, pulleys/gears, rocks/minerals, light/sound and more can be found in the Science section.


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