This document, The Adaptive Dimension for K-12 Students (2017) is a renewal of the foundational document, The Adaptive Dimension in Core Curriculum (1992). The Adaptive Dimension for K-12 Students (2017) is designed to assist educators in making decisions to support the achievement of all students within the context of Saskatchewan’s curricula. Any reference in this document to schools is deemed to include conseil scolaire, First Nations schools, independent schools and custody and care schools that have been approved by the Ministry of Education.
ANCIENT ECHOES INTERPRETIVE CENTRE is nestled at the junction of the Coalmine Ravine and the Eagle Creek and offers both indoor and outdoor tours of our Palaeontology sites (dinosaur and fossil displays and dig), Prairie Grasslands Ecology (virgin prairie medicine and food plants, animals in the wild and taxidermy displays), and First Nations History (petroglyphs, rock formations, effigies, archaeological dig, teepee rings, buffalo jump, food processing site, tool artifacts and pottery making displays). A permanent art exhibition by Metis artist, Jo Cooper, expresses a visual and oral story with “The Disappearance and Resurgence of the Buffalo”. Additionally, sculptures outside the centre stimulate the imagination as well as humour.
Ancient Echoes is currently operating under their summer hours, which run from May 7th to August 31st. This means we are open Tuesdays-Sundays from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (closed Mondays). Bookings can be made by calling the Centre at 1-306-377-2045 or emailing email@example.com. Our Valley View Tea Room is open every Friday from 2:30-4:30 PM in May-August.
Ancient Echoes is a popular site for School Tours throughout the year offering custom-designed programs for students of all ages in the areas of Aboriginal History, Paleontology, Ecology, and Archaeology.
Ancient Echoes also offers regular summer programs including traditional pottery making, drum making, ecology and palaeontology hikes, full moon walks, educational and craft days for children, as well as numerous other “ project” days. A video of the ravine walk is available indoors for “rainy days”, or for those who do not wish to hike.
Ancient Echoes has just recently added a beautiful art gallery space to their walls. Our new Prairie Echoes Gallery offers numerous exhibits throughout the year of new and established artists and photographers.
This site explores the elements of art and principles of design with videos, examples and lessons.
The elements and principles of design are the building blocks used to create a work of art.
Elements of Art are the visual "tools" that artists use to create an art work - they are what makes up an image or an art object: line, shape/form, value, color, space, and texture.
Principles of Design are the ways artists use the Elements of Art in an artwork - this is "what we do with the Elements" - how we arrange them, how we balance them, what is being emphasized, etc. The principles are: balance, contrast, repetition, emphasis, and unity.
Be sure to check out Art 2 - Lesson plans for intermediate Art program @ https://resourcebank.ca/courses/art-1-lesson-plans-for-beginner-art-program
Assistive Technology (AT) is any piece of technology that helps a student with or without a disability increase or maintain his or her level of functioning. Ex. Speech-to-text, text-to-speech and word prediction software.
Book Creator is a simple tool for creating awesome digital books. This site is a great way to bring creativity to your classroom or home. Students create, read and publish using a set of tools that is simple to use. Features include:
- 50 hand-picked fonts to choose from
- Add images or take your own photos
- Drop in video or music, or even record your voice
- Use the pen tool to draw or annotate
- Use shapes, arrows and emojis to express your ideas
- Portrait, square, or landscape book layouts
Students combine text, images, audio and video to create:
‘About me’ books
"CommonLit delivers high-quality, free instructional materials to support literacy development for students in grades 3-12. Our resources are:
Created by teachers, for teachers.
They believe in the transformative power of a great text, and a great question. That’s why we are committed to keeping CommonLit completely free, forever." (CommonLit site)
Sun West teachers and students can access CommonLit via the Clever portal.
Teachers can search for content by grade, theme, content type, genres, literary devices, and more. Alternative options are offered for students that may require adaptations for reading an easier level.
Parent guides are also provided.
Benchmark and ongoing assessments are available.
360 Curriculum provides full integrated units E.g., Unit 1 Characters Who Change and Grow which includes a baseline assessment, vocabulary activities, reading lessons, writing lessons, quiz, grammar activities, media exploration, discussion, and a culminating task.
You can learn pretty much anything with these videos!
Science, History, Language Arts, & Study Skills, Games & More!
Sample writing prompts are included. Sign up for emails from John Spencer to get 100 free prompts emailed right to you. (He's great, you won't regret it!)
The University of Saskatchewan offers this tremendous resource that promotes the richness and diversity of the sciences, nurture curiosity and innovation, and inspire students to consider a career in science, and support teachers to provide exciting educational experiences.
Check out the great collection of video and activity resources for teachers and parents to supplement and enhance Grade 5 science learning.
Grade Alike Planning (GAP)A job embedded, structured planning framework that infuses key pieces to students educational experiences.
Pixar's "Inside Out" is a movie that's all about feelings, and this makes it perfect for sparking discussions with kids about social and emotional learning. Since the central characters all embody a different emotion, students learn to see parts of themselves or their experiences in each character.
As we know, watching a movie can involve way more than just watching. Use the "Inside Out Movie Guide" (with lesson materials) to explore how joy and sadness can come together and make sense of the mess of our emotions.
***Sun West teachers can access the movie Inside Out using ACF Streaming.
Art tutorials for drawing, painting, printing and more! These are great for kids of all ages. Here are some other great videos for Pop Art! Check them out!
LIVE (Live Interactive Video Education) Arts Education is a dynamic distance education arts program for students in Grades 1 to 9. The program supports the Saskatchewan Arts Education curriculum and is delivered via the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education LIVE Network (CommunityNet).
Teachers sign up for grade specific programs then professional Artists connect simultaneously with teachers and students in multiple schools across the province of Saskatchewan for a LIVE experience with Arts Education.
Information about the grade level, arts strand, guest artist, date and time and program guides are listed on this website.
This program started out in 2005 as an Artist in the School distance education pilot program hosted by Regina Catholic Schools. Initially the broadcast programming was delivered by Mixed Media Artist in Residence Heather Cline from a special distance education broadcast classroom at St. Peter School in Regina. The program has continued to expand and evolve responding to the needs of Saskatchewan Teachers and the new Saskatchewan Arts Curriculum.
Last year the LIVE Arts program, in partnership with several Saskatchewan School Divisions, broadcast 36 programs featuring Professional Artists in the areas of Visual Arts, Drama, Music and Dance. Each program featured a Guest Artist working with a classroom teacher and their students. Teachers and students participating via distance technology followed along with the help of a guide that outlined the broadcast portion of the program and provided teachers with a follow-up hands-on activity.
Math Antics has amazing videos to explain concepts for Math. The videos are very clear and explicit and students love them. There are also follow up lessons, activities and worksheets teachers and students can use to solidify learning.
The videos are organized by strand, and all are free. Some of the other resources are free as well, but the cost to have full access is really low. It's just $10 USD for a full year. That being said, it's super useful even without a paid account!
They cover numeracy, arithmetic, algorithms, fractions, mixed numbers, percentages, ratios, geometry, statistics, measurement, exponents, integers & algebra,
This 15 minute video explores how to leverage mini lessons to have great impact on learning for your students. Templates are provided for planning mini lessons as well. Mini lessons truly change (and set you and your students up to win) the game.
Over 150 simulations, ready to use and ready to bring concepts to life for your students in Math & Science!