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All students in the Intermediate grades participate in many integrated classes and work cooperatively in their respective groups.
Students are groups for each topic based on their level on the Learning Pathway. Students are given instruction at that sign post. Evidence has shown that students are making significant gains in these groups
All students are given a diagnostic test to determine their independent and instructional reading levels. This allows teachers to provide instruction in the classroom at each child’s level.
Words Their Way (Spelling):
All students are given a diagnostic test to allow them to be grouped based on their strengths and weaknesses. Each day 3, students are tested based on the previous cycles’ work. Then they are instructed on a new word sort and provided time to complete their assignment.
All intermediate students are involved in a two year language arts initiative designed to develop skills and understanding of types of writing. Students are instructed in the particular structure before practicing and applying the form in their personal writing pieces.
Science / Social Studies:
Each of the teachers are responsible for teaching a smaller group of students covering both the Grade 5 and the Grade 6 curriculums. This has allowed for continued integration of all students as well as targeted teaching and learning.
All students receive instruction in Family Life during the last term
The increased number of Smart Boards in the classrooms as well as the expansion of the second computer lab has allowed all students to further develop their Literacy with ICT skills. Students are also exposed to items such as document cameras, laptops, cameras and iPads.
Special Projects / Events:
Roots of Empathy:
Grade 6 students from rooms 2 and 5 have been working with the guidance counsellor, a volunteer and her baby throughout the year. This program teaches children about feelings, their own feelings, and the feelings of others through lessons and.
Grade 5 Swimming:
Grade 5 students in rooms 2 and 5 have been provided with the opportunity to attend lessons at Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex each Thursday afternoon in the last term.
Across The Generations:
Students have been working with the Assiniboine Park Conservatory as well as Good Neighbours Active Living Centre. Students who attended the workshops in the winter created herb gardens with senior buddies and then made food items using many of the herbs they planted. Students attending the workshops in the spring will be working with senior buddies in learning the importance of heirloom seeds and then planting an heirloom container garden.
All students have been working with students in younger grades once per cycle. They pair up for one class period to share work attack, comprehension and oral reading skills with their reading buddies. All classes have made gains in their ELA levels.
Extra Curricular Activities:
All students are given the opportunity to join numerous clubs at Isaac Brock School. These clubs are both athletic and creative in nature. Some of the many clubs offered include, badminton, tennis, floor hockey, indoor soccer, volleyball, drama club, art club, photography club, choir, dance club and cheerleading.