Meeting the Learning Standards: K-3

British Columbia Curriculum and Learning Standards 

These are the documents that I downloaded from the B.C. government website and then adjusted for size so that they print out more efficiently.  They can be kept according to subject or it is also easy to sort the pages according to grades K-3, 4-5, 6-7, and 8-9. A lot of the learning standards are repeated in those grade sections.

My Favorite Learning Resources

  • Applied Skills
  • Arts Education
  • Career Education
  • English Language Arts
    • The Ordinary Parent’s Guide to Teaching Reading
      • I don’t follow everything as stated, but I do the have our kids read the lessons in order and review as necessary. I think the arrangement of the lessons is great, and there are a lot of interesting explanations to help teach the kids.  English Language Arts
    • Explode the Code
      • I used this program briefly to help interest a couple of our kids (twin boys) in the reading process. They needed more reading practice, but we skipped a lot of the writing activities. They also enjoyed the silly humor and pictures.
  • Mathematics
    • Jump Math
      • I like how this program is arranged, it has great step-by-step explanations, and it is easy for our kids to work on independently once they can read. Sometimes it has so much repetition we have skipped pages, and sometimes not enough, in which case we have used standard math drill workbooks for practice until our kids feel comfortable enough to move on.
  • Physical Health Education
  • Science
  • Social Studies

For further curriculum planning, I highly recommend The Well-Trained Mind.