Canadian International School of Kuwait

## Available Courses

Our courses can streamline any home learning program, supplement a child’s day school curriculum, or be used as review materials. Parents and learning coaches prefer CISK courses because we make it easy to organize, plan, and pace their child’s learning, and also track their progress. You can register for an independent course, a facilitated course, or a Learning Pod. Regardless of the path you choose, all CISK parents and students enjoy the peace of mind that comes with courses fully aligned to the Canadian international school of Kuwait (CisK) of Education curriculum expectations. We simplify things so you can enjoy the experience of confidently guiding your child along their learning journey.

## Grade 1 Mathematics

 This course builds on the Kindergarten curriculum to further develop students’ understanding of fundamental mathematical concepts by exploring topics related to number, coding, algebra, data, spatial sense, social emotional learning skills in mathematics, and financial literacy. Throughout the course, students will be encouraged to build their social-emotional learning skills by focusing specifically on positive motivation and how to use self-talk strategies to themselves and their peers.Regarding numbers, students work with numbers up to 50 and learn how to count by various amounts. They learn how we use numbers in everyday life. Students learn basic addition and subtraction strategies. They are also introduced to basic fractions and how to divide shapes into equal parts.In algebra, students find, continue, and create patterns and show a pattern in different ways. They also begin to work on the idea that in a number sentence, both sides of the equal sign have the same value. Students will begin to write code to order a sequence of steps and to give basic instructions to a computer. They also learn how to find simple errors in code and how to correct them.In data, students organize data into categories and then display the data to help draw conclusions. They ask and answer questions about data.In spatial sense, students compare the length, mass, and capacity of different objects and learn how to read a calendar. They also learn how to describe different shapes and figures.In financial literacy, students learn about Canadian coins and bills and practice comparing their values.Through investigation of real-life problems, students develop a strong foundation of mathematical knowledge and skills. Students apply mathematical processes and build transferrable critical thinking skills in varied teaching and consolidation activities that appeal to diverse learning styles. Students participate in engaging storylines along with characters who connect their learning to real-world contexts and build confidence by instilling a positive attitude towards mathematics. Various opportunities consolidate students’ learning through technology and offline activities, including tactile manipulatives, to reinforce essential mathematical strategies and tools. The course has a strong focus on reinforcing number sense and numeracy skills. It also provides various activities for practice throughout. This course prepares students for grade 2 mathematics

## Grade 1 Science & technology

 First graders should be learning fundamentals skills in topics like physical science, life science, and Earth science. Students should also learn the importance of observation, note taking, and communicating information, all essential skills that they will put to use as they continue to learn more advanced science concepts throughout the years.some of the most common topics covered in 1nd grade science curriculum are:Life science (plants, animals, habitats)Classification of animals and different animal habitatsDistinguishing between living and nonliving thingsEarth and space science (solar system and beyond)States of matter (solid, liquid, gas)Type of light energy; the characteristic of sound energy (pitch, volume, etc.)Earth/space science including the water cycle and weatherThe different parts and functions of plants

## Grade 2 Mathematics

 This course builds on the Grade 1 curriculum to further develop students’ understanding of fundamental mathematical concepts by exploring topics related to number, coding, algebra, data, spatial sense, social emotional learning skills in mathematics, and financial literacy.Throughout the course, students will be encouraged to build their social-emotional learning skills specifically focusing on critical thinking skills, including creative and flexible ways of solving various problems.Regarding numbers, students show, count, order, compare, and read numbers up to 200. They continue to develop skills in solving problems involving addition and subtraction. Students work with fractions and are exposed to the concept of sharing things equally.In algebra, learn about geometric patterns and how to extend them. They also learn about equality and how to make pairs of equations equal by adjusting their numbers. Students will develop code that moves objects from one location to another on a grid.In data, students collect, organize, display, and interpret data. They will learn about the probability of events occurring and explore probability through experiments.In spatial sense, students continue to develop an ability to identify and sort shapes. They describe and represent the relative locations of objects and represent objects on a map. In measurement, students estimate and measure length, height, distance, and time.In financial literacy, students build on their understanding of Canadian coins and bills. They learn how to represent money amounts in different ways and compare different amounts of money.By investigating real-life problems, students develop a strong foundation of mathematical knowledge and skills. Students apply mathematical processes and build transferrable critical thinking skills in varied teaching and consolidation activities that appeal to diverse learning styles. Students participate in engaging storylines along with characters who connect their learning to real-world contexts. Such meaningful experiences build confidence by instilling a positive attitude in students towards mathematics. Various opportunities consolidate student learning through technology and offline activities, including tactile manipulatives, to reinforce essential mathematical strategies and tools. The course has a strong focus on reinforcing number sense, numeracy skills, and frequent practice activities. This course prepares students for grade 3 mathematics

## Grade 2 Science & technology

 In second grade, students learn to plan and conduct experiments. From states of matter and how they transform, to creating Earth models using different materials and more. Observation and note taking will continue to be key during second grade as they learn more advanced concepts that will be essential for them in the future.some of the most common topics covered in 2nd grade science curriculum are:Life science (plants and animals and their habits and life cycles)Earth/Space science (properties of suns, moons, planets, and stars)Physical science (states of matter, electricity, and magnetism)Your second grade science lesson plans will build on the skills gained in earlier grades and challenge them with progressively more complex material. While facts are important, an effective science curriculum will encourage students to observe, ask questions, and explore concepts for themselves.

## Grade 2 Language

Foundational skills for second grade readers involve making sure they are able to read carefully and independently for sustained periods of time. They will grow in their ability to comprehend unfamiliar text and to make predictions based on what they have just read. Some of the specific reading goals for 2nd grade include:

• Using the information in text to determine the characters, setting, or plot.
• Identifying the meaning of words and phrases in appropriately-leveled text based on contextual cues
• Anticipating, making inferences, and recognizing the author’s point of view of a story

## Writing

In second grade, students continue learning how to communicate clearly and coherently with their writing. They will begin to study the writing process the stages of writing from pre-writing through editing.

Some of the specific goals that second graders will aim for in writing include:

• Learn to gather information from sources to answer a question.
• Writing for different purposes and audiences such as creative, informational/expository, and persuasive forms
• Creating written drafts that will be revised and edited, with guidance from a teacher

Grammar

It is impossible to separate reading and writing skills from the conventions of English. Although often one of the more challenging areas of language arts, second grade students should be on track to creating grammatically correct sentences and paragraphs. Second graders will continue to review the grammar rules they have learned to this point, and will add new concepts such as:

• Distinguishing between complete and incomplete sentences
• Identifying and correctly using parts of speech including nouns and verbs
• Using quotation marks correctly
• Spelling frequently used, but irregular words correctly (e.g.:  was, were, says, said)

## Grade 3 Mathematics

 This course builds on the Grade 2 curriculum to further develop students’ understanding of fundamental mathematical concepts by exploring topics related to number, coding, algebra, data, spatial sense, social-emotional learning skills in mathematics, and financial literacy.Throughout the course, students will be encouraged to build their social-emotional learning skills by focusing specifically on real-world problems and solutions that different individuals might encounter. They will practice different ways of exploring problems in order to find solutions that best suit their level of understanding and come to recognize that different people may arrive at solutions by using a variety of unique tools and strategies.Regarding numbers, students will become familiar with numbers up to 1000 by counting, representing, identifying, comparing, and ordering different numbers according to different problem sets. They will learn how to break down numbers in different ways.In algebra, students will use different strategies and tools to help them address number problems. They will use whole numbers and fractions to explore algebra, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, and patterning. They will use real-life problems and algebraic reasoning skills to explore relationships, patterns, and expressions. They will also write code in order to perform repeating operations as a further exploration of repeating patterns.In data, students will learn how to collect, organize, display, and organize data. They will use surveys, graphs, charts, and tables in order to inform decisions, make predictions, and draw conclusions. They will employ statistical analysis techniques and explore probability in order to make predictions.In spatial sense, students will develop skills by exploring shapes and measurement. They will identify, sort, compare, and construct a variety of 2D and 3D shapes. They will also describe the movement of different shapes by exploring flips, turns, and slides on a coordinate plane. Students will explore measurements of length, height, distance, perimeter, area, mass, and capacity in a variety of different units and contextual situations. They will also learn how to tell time on both digital and analog clocks.In financial literacy, students will continue to develop their understanding of money by familiarizing themselves with different bills, coins, and interactions that require calculating change. They will estimate, calculate, add, subtract, and show equivalency for different money amounts in a variety of true to life problem sets.Through investigation of real-life problems, students develop a strong foundation of mathematical knowledge and skills. Students apply mathematical processes and build transferrable critical thinking skills in varied teaching and consolidation activities that appeal to diverse learning styles. Students participate in engaging storylines along with characters who connect their learning to real-world contexts and build confidence by instilling a positive attitude towards mathematics. Various opportunities consolidate students’ learning through technology and offline activities, including tactile manipulatives, to reinforce essential mathematical strategies and tools. The course has a strong focus on reinforcing number sense and numeracy skills. It also provides various activities for practice throughout. This course prepares students for grade 4 mathematics.

## Grade 3 Science & technology

 Making sure your third grader accomplishes their learning objectives for science is a must, otherwise, learning more complex concepts in the upcoming years will only prove difficult. Since homeschooling laws vary based on where you live, be sure to find out what your state’s homeschool requirements are when it comes to third grade science.Typically, you’ll find that science objectives for third grade include the following:Makes inferences about their observations, collects data and records informationUnderstands life cycles of both plants and animalsKnows the different processes (weathering, erosion) that shape Earth’s featuresUnderstands how different organisms interact with their environment

## Grade 3 Language

Now that phonics and reading skills are pretty much mastered, it’s time for your child to focus on their comprehension skills. Using the right strategies to break down text, ask questions, make inferences and summarize are all concepts that students will focus on this year.

The ideal language arts curriculum for third grade will help your child address these and many more objectives, including but not limited to:

• Describe characters, identify the main idea and use supporting details.
• Use context clues to understand what a word means.
• Read and understand a variety of genres such as fiction, non-fiction, poetry, fables, etc.

Writing

With the basics down, students are now moving on to writing longer, more detailed copy. This year, students will continue to grow their vocabulary and use these new words and phrases to make their writing as clear and concise as possible. A 3rd grade language arts curriculum will also help students with the writing objectives listed below.

• The writing process: planning, drafting, revising, editing, publishing
• Write longer text in chronological order using transition words
• Write different types of text: opinion, informative, narrative, etc.

## Grammar

Good writing isn’t possible without a solid understanding of grammar rules. This year, students will gain a deeper understanding of concepts that will help them communicate more effectively, both in writing and orally. Your language arts curriculum for third grade should teach your child how to:

• Use proper punctuation, capitalization, and noun and verb forms (singular/plural)
• Understand parts of speech, prefixes, suffixes, homophones, etc.
• Know the different sentence types

## Grade 3 Social Emotional

 In Social Emotional Learning – Elementary, addresses basic social and emotional concepts that every child needs from getting along with others to self esteem, from learning to be aware of the feelings of others to dealing with insensitive people or emotionally challenging situations. sincerely caring attitude radiates out to students, helping them to accept the life-enriching ideas presents. Addressing serious issues that students will encounter throughout their lives, encourages students to realize that even at a young age, they are the captains of their fates, that they control where their lives will go, and that they have the power to overcome any adversity and become truly amazing people.

## Grade 3 Social Studies

 By the end of third grade, students should be well versed and knowledgeable on a number of social studies topics and concepts. A comprehensive third grade social studies curriculum should help your child meet this year’s objectives as well as prepare them for next academic year.Some of the learning targets your student should achieve include:understanding of economic concepts (banks, imports/exports/production of goods) exploration, colonial lifefocuses on the importance communities – how they work together, how varying conditions may affect them, and how they have evolved over time.Learn about the characteristics, way of life, and beliefs of various cultures such as vikings, etc.

## Grade 4 Mathematics

 This course builds on the Grade 3 curriculum to further develop students’ understanding of fundamental mathematical concepts by exploring topics related to number, coding, algebra, data, spatial sense, social emotional learning skills in mathematics, and financial literacy.Throughout the course, students will be encouraged to build their social emotional learning skills by focusing specifically on the interactions and challenges they face in the world around them. They will learn to solve problems using reasoning, cooperation, tools, and a variety of different problem-solving strategies. Students will practice using math language in order to communicate their ideas and solutions in order to tell a story and to cooperate with others.Regarding numbers, students will learn how to identify, represent, show place value, compose and decompose, compare and order numbers up to 10 000, and learn how to round four-digit numbers. They will also be introduced to reading, writing, and understanding decimal numbers. Students will explore different ways of representing, comparing, counting by, and ordering fractions. They will be able to show equivalent fractions. Students will practice addition and subtraction of four-digit numbers using a variety of tools and strategies. They will also practice multiplying and dividing numbers by 1 through 11, as well as by 100, and 1 000. Students will practice their problem-solving skills by working through real-world problems that require the use of more than one operation to find a solution.In algebra, students will continue to expand their knowledge of patterning as they create, identify, extend, and predict repeating and increasing patterns. Students will explore the commutative and distributive property of both multiplication and addition. They will also make use of a variety of different tools and strategies in order to help them find missing numbers in equations and to solve inequalities.In data, students will learn about the differences between qualitative and quantitative data, and primary and secondary sources of data. They will demonstrate an understanding of and the uses of the mean, medians, and modes. They will collect and organize data in order to display it in a variety of different charts and graphs, and then use their charts and graphs to create simple infographics in order to tell a story about data. They will use data, charts, graphs, infographics, and probability experiments in order to read, interpret, compare, predict, and draw conclusions based on applicable data sets.In spatial sense, students will learn the properties and characteristics of rectangles and learn how to identify, describe, reflect, and translate different angles and shapes. They will learn how to differentiate among acute, right, obtuse, and straight angles, and students will explore lines of symmetry. They will also use shapes to create patterns. While exploring measurement, students will estimate, compare, and determine mass and capacity in a variety of different units and contextual situations. They will also continue to expand their knowledge of time by exploring units of minutes, hours, days, weeks, years, decades, and centuries.In financial literacy, students will be exposed to the different methods of payment that are used in modern society. They will estimate and calculate costs, make change for cash purchases, and explore the relationships among spending, saving, earning, investing, and donating. They will build good financial sense by practicing how to determine whether purchases are worthwhile.Through investigation of real-life problems, students develop a strong foundation of mathematical knowledge and skills. Students apply mathematical processes and build transferrable critical thinking skills in varied teaching and consolidation activities that appeal to diverse learning styles. Students participate in engaging storylines along with characters who connect their learning to real-world contexts and build confidence by instilling a positive attitude towards mathematics. Various opportunities consolidate students’ learning through technology and offline activities, including tactile manipulatives, to reinforce essential mathematical strategies and tools. The course has a strong focus on reinforcing number sense and numeracy skills. It also provides various activities for practice throughout. This course prepares students for grade 5 mathematics.

## Grade 4 Science & technology

 This course builds on the Grade 3 curriculum to further develop students’ understanding of fundamental sientific and technological concepts by exploring topics related to life systems, structures, mechanisms, matter, energy, Earth’s systems, and space systems. Students will learn how science and technology relate to society and the environment. They will start to understand the basic concepts of science and technology while developing the skills, strategies, and habits of mind required for scientific inquiry and technological problem-solving.As part of life systems, students will focus on habitats, natural communities, and the impacts that changes to habitats can have on plants and animals. Students will learn that living things (including humans) rely on other living things for the energy and resources they need to live. They will also investigate factors that alter various habitats and communities, including factors that occur naturally and those that result from human action.For structures and mechanisms, students will delve deeper into understanding simple machines by looking at pulleys and gears. Students will learn that pulleys and gears can transfer motion from one object to another, transform one kind of motion into another, change the speed and direction of an object’s motion, and change the amount of force needed to move an object. They will identify how these devices are used to improve everyday life, learn about mechanical advantage, and apply what they have learned through investigations of their own design.Students will also explore the properties of light and sound by investigating and observing how these forms of energy interact with various objects in the environment. Students will discover ways in which materials can be used to transmit, reflect, or absorb light and sound in order to control these energies. They will then begin to apply this knowledge by constructing simple devices and examining the impact of technologies related to sound and light on our everyday lives.Finally, students will explore Earth and space systems through the study of rocks and minerals, which is also known as the science of geology. By examining different types of rocks and minerals found in Earth’s crust, students will learn that the unique characteristics and properties of rocks and minerals are a result of how they were formed. These properties then determine the possible uses of these resources.

## Grade 4 Language

Foundational skills for fourth grade readers involve making sure they are reading a wide variety of books and other written materials. They will be sharing what they are reading with others, both verbally and in writing. Your child should be reading fluently enough to read aloud comfortably as well.

Specifically, some of the objectives for this year’s reading instruction include:

• Paying close attention to the key features of what is read, and being able to share details afterward
• Comparing ideas, characters, events, and settings in stories
• Recognizing figurative language when reading (similes, metaphors, etc.)
• Learning the difference between first and third person narration
• Gaining additional skills in reading comprehension including summarizing, predicting, visualizing, questioning, and clarifying details

## Writing

Your fourth grader will become actively involved in the steps of the writing process this year. From prewriting to drafting to editing and revision, fourth graders will learn how to plan out their compositions and refine them.

Some of the specific writing goals our 4th grade language arts curriculum aims for this year include:

• Using research tools to investigate and write about a specific topic.
• Writing summaries or opinions of topics, using supporting details.
• Analyzing and interpreting a story they have read by writing about it.
• Writing an example news article.

## Grammar

In fourth grade, students learn to apply what they have learned about grammar and mechanics as they write original compositions. Our 4th grade language arts curriculum lessons focus on parts of speech, similes and metaphors, punctuation, double negatives, and spelling.

Fourth graders will continue to review the grammar rules they have learned to this point, and will add new concepts such as:

• Rules of spelling
• Proper and common nouns
• Regular and irregular verbs
• Correctly using commas in series, dates, addresses, and compound sentences
• Recognizing and avoiding double negatives

## Grade 4 Social studies

 By the time they reach fourth grade, students are usually strong readers who have developed the skills for seeing patterns in history and current events. This growth prepares them for reading longer and more in-depth historical narratives and for recognizing how ancient, past, and current events are often tied together.A standards-based program will target goals like:Becoming an active citizenThinking criticallyUse of technology to research and reportMap readingUse of TimelinesInterpretation of Charts, Graphs, and TablesGain an understanding of economic concepts (banks, imports/exports/production of goods)Learn about the characteristics, way of life, and beliefs of various cultures such as vikings, Native Americans, etc.

## Grade 4 Social Emotional

 Designed to help students develop socially and emotionally into happy, responsible, productive adults, the Social Emotional Learning – Elementary course begins by discussing students’ personal characteristics, strengths, and values, and how important it is that they remain true to their core values. Students explore how they can use the choices they make each day to control their lives, and they consider the concept that there are boundaries that they need to respect and responsibilities they need to shoulder.They learn what it means to be inspired, and that being inspired is a choice they make. They discuss how to be considerate and respectful, and how their attitudes shape their successes. They learn how developing good personal hygiene and a regular daily schedule can improve their lives.

## Grade 4 Foreign Language

 Whether you choose Spanish or Japanese, German or Russian, learning a foreign language can strengthen your career prospects in a global economy. But it is more than just learning to speak in a new way. It’s about learning to think in a new way. Become a citizen of a broader world.Learning languages benefits kids in many areas including academic achievement, cognitive development, and cultural empathy. Our fourth grade foreign language worksheets expose kids to a variety of cultures and corresponding languages including Spanish, Japanese, French, German, and more with colorful approaches that will have your kids seeing the world through very different sets of eyes in no time.

## Grade 4 Fine art

 Grade 4 students further develop techniques in drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, fabric arts, photography and computer graphics, and they mix media for new experiences. They express feelings and ideas through their art and try to make their art look more like things in real life. Your child will study the visual qualities of objects and compare different objects and forms.All students should have the opportunity to experience the fine arts as part of a well-rounded education. The study of drama, dance, music, media arts, and the visual arts helps students explore realities, relationships, and ideas that cannot be expressed simply in words or numbers.

## Grade 4 Health & Physical Education

 The Health and Physical Education (HPE) curriculum helps students learn the skills and knowledge they need to lead healthy, active lives and make healthy and safe choices.There are four parts to the curriculum:Healthy LivingActive LivingMovement CompetenceSocial-Emotional Learning (SEL) Skills.

## Grade 5 Science & technology

 This course builds on the Grade 4 curriculum to further develop students’ understanding of fundamental scientific and technological concepts by exploring topics related to life systems, structures, mechanisms, matter, energy, Earth’s systems, and space systems. Students will learn how science and technology relate to society and the environment. They will start to understand the basic concepts of science and technology while developing the skills, strategies, and habits of mind required for scientific inquiry and technological problem-solving.As part of life systems, students will explore how the choices they make about their bodies may have lifelong effects. This helps students understand that the body is made up of a number of organs and that these organs are parts of systems that can be affected by a variety of factors. Students will learn the location, structure, and function of each major organ in the respiratory, circulatory, and digestive systems. Students will also develop an understanding of the importance of proper nutrition and exercise to the healthy functioning of organ systems.For structures and mechanisms, students will identify and describe forces acting on and within structures. As they measure and compare external forces (natural or human) acting on structures and their effects on different materials, they will develop their understanding of force and the ways in which structures respond to forces. Students will begin to apply their learning by designing and building structures and mechanisms.Students will also study the environmental impact of the production, use, and disposal of different materials. Students will also learn about commonly found states of matter (solids, liquids, and gases) and the characteristics of each. They will also explore changes of state and investigate the difference between physical changes and chemical changes. The use of heat to affect changes in matter will be relevant to the final unit on Earth and space.Finally, students will explore Earth and space by learning about the conservation of energy and the use of renewable or alternative sources of energy. They will discover how energy consumption and production are important factors in maintaining our present standard of living and ensuring adequate energy supplies for future generations. Students will also learn to recognize the immediate and long-term impacts and costs associated with every choice.

## Grade 5 Language

 In this course, students will do more than master basic language skills, they will learn to value the power of language and use it responsibly. Students will learn how to express feelings and opinions and support these opinions with research. They will learn how to use language in formal and informal situations and how to communicate clearly; orally, in writing, and through a variety of media. As students read and reflect on a rich variety of literary, informational, and media texts, they will develop a deeper understanding of themselves and others and of the world around them. They will also develop the ability to understand and critically interpret a range of texts and to recognize that a text conveys one particular perspective among many.

## Grade 5 Social Emotional

 Major goals of social and emotional learning are to teach students:Self-awareness: Having a clear perception of your personality, thus allowing you to understand other people, and how they perceive youSelf-management: Taking responsibility for one’s actionsSocial awareness: Being aware of your surroundings and social circumstancesRelationship skillsResponsible decision-makingIn Social Emotional Learning – Elementary, addresses basic social and emotional concepts that every child needs from getting along with others to self esteem, from learning to be aware of the feelings of others to dealing with insensitive people or emotionally challenging situations. sincerely caring attitude radiates out to students, helping them to accept the life-enriching ideas presents. Addressing serious issues that students will encounter throughout their lives, encourages students to realize that even at a young age, they are the captains of their fates, that they control where their lives will go, and that they have the power to overcome any adversity and become truly amazing people.

## Grade 5 Foreign Language

 Fifth grade foreign language worksheets are great for kids learning a new language. If your ten- or eleven-year-old is fascinated by marvelous accents of another tongue, he may be interested in learning a new language. Our fifth grade foreign language worksheets help introduce your child to foreign languages in a way that’s simple and age appropriate. Try fifth grade foreign language worksheets with your little linguist.

## Grade 5 Fine art

 Grade 5 students use more complicated techniques to create more complex art. They judge whether a design is “good” or not and improve on what they see. Your child will play with shapes to make new and sometimes abstract creations in drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, fabric arts, photography and computer graphics. They will also improve their work by using less material and working more efficiently.Visual arts and fine arts instruction is designed to foster 21st-century skills encompassing critical and creative thinking, self-direction, perseverance, and accountability in the making of personal works of art.

## Grade 5 Health & Physical Education

 The Health and Physical Education (HPE) curriculum helps students learn the skills and knowledge they need to lead healthy, active lives and make healthy and safe choices.There are four parts to the curriculum:Healthy LivingActive LivingMovement CompetenceSocial-Emotional Learning (SEL) Skills.

## Grade 6 Mathematics

 This course builds on the Grade 5 curriculum to further develop students’ understanding of fundamental mathematical concepts by exploring topics related to number, coding, algebra, data, spatial sense, social- emotional learning skills in mathematics, and financial literacy.Throughout the course, students build their social emotional learning skills by focusing specifically on breaking down problems in order to understand questions in simple terms. Such methods can be applied to mathematical reasoning. Students are encouraged to explore how to arrive at solutions in a variety of ways in order to apply their mathematical thinking creatively and in a way that serves their unique perspectives and understandings.Regarding numbers, students will be introduced to scientific notation in order to be able to read, represent, compare, order, and round both small and large numbers. They will do the same using whole numbers, mixed numbers, fractions, percentages, and decimal numbers. They will learn about prime and composite numbers as well as integers, ratios, and unit rates. While furthering their operational knowledge, they will practice multiplying and dividing four and two-digit numbers and decimal numbers. They will also practice adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing decimal numbers, whole numbers, fractions, percentages, and mixed numbers.In algebra, students will practice solving equations with one, two, and three variables and add monomials. They will also solve, verify, and graph inequalities. While expanding their coding knowledge, they will use code structures and practice debugging code.In data, student will explore the differences between discrete and continuous data. They will continue to collect, organize, and display data in a variety of appropriate graphs, charts, tallies, and other visual formats. They will create infographics in order to display data in a way that tells a story about their findings. They will also continue to expand their knowledge and understanding of probability by conducting a variety of different probability experiments.In spatial sense, students will explore the geometric properties of different quadrilaterals. They will sort polygons according to regular and irregular properties and use knowledge of angles to measure, construct, and find angle measurements. Students will also build 3D models using drawings. Spatial understanding will be further developed by plotting points on a Cartesian plane and by exploring measurement. Students will continue to estimate, measure, and record measures of length, area, mass, and capacity and will practice converting measurements to different units.In financial literacy, students will compare different types of payment methods in order to develop a better understanding of their uses. Students will learn about different types of financial goals, see how such goals may be reached, and gain an understanding of interest and other financial fees.Through investigation of real-life problems, students develop a strong foundation of mathematical knowledge and skills. Students apply mathematical processes and build transferrable critical thinking skills in varied teaching and consolidation activities that appeal to diverse learning styles. Students participate in engaging storylines along with characters who connect their learning to real-world contexts and build confidence by instilling a positive attitude towards mathematics. Various opportunities consolidate students’ learning through technology and offline activities, including tactile manipulatives, to reinforce essential mathematical strategies and tools. The course has a strong focus on reinforcing number sense and numeracy skills. It also provides various activities for practice throughout. This course prepares students for grade 7 mathematics.

## Grade 6 Science & technology

 Students will learn that biodiversity includes diversity among individuals, species, and ecosystems. Through investigations and observations, students will learn the substantial effects of flight technologies on both society and the environment and the properties that make flight possible. In unit three, students will build on prior learning of electricity by exploring devices that convert electricity to other forms of energy, as well as energy conservation and alternative ways of producing energy. Finally, students will study objects in the sky, particularly their form, movements, and interactions, and past and present-day space science.

## Grade 6 Language

 Students will use their life experiences and knowledge from the foundational skills acquired in their primary school years to complete creative, descriptive, and persuasive writing assignments and compelling presentations. Students will engage in meaningful interactions with texts and will explore complex topics through personal reflection. Multiple perspectives will be identified by exploring regional cultures and through the study of media literacy. Upon completion of this course, students will have the proficiency to enter the intermediate language course.

## Grade 6 Social studies

 The cisk Grade 6 Social Studies course focuses on World History and Geography from pre-civilization through the rise of the Roman Empire. It begins with Hominids and Homo Sapiens and their migration to the six continents, and continues with the Paleolithic and Neolithic ages. Students learn about the Middle East, Egypt, Judaism, Mythology, and Early Greece. They analyze the Greek City States, Persia, and war between Greece and Persia. Students study India’s geography, cultural system, religions, and contributions. They explore East Asia, focusing on China’s geography, isolation, warring states, religions, politics, and dynasties. Students investigate the rise of Rome, some of its legends and founding people, Julius Caesar, and Pax Romana. They examine the birth of Christianity, its impact on Rome, and its enduring impact throughout the world to this day. Students receive understanding of interactions among various cultures, emphasizing the lasting contributions of each and the link, despite time, between the contemporary and ancient worlds.

## Grade 6 Social Emotional

 The Social Emotional Learning – Middle School course takes students on a journey of discovering their own personal strengths and potential while helping them develop skills that will empower them to lead vibrant, productive, happy lives. This course focuses on self-awareness, self-control, and self-direction, and the value of setting realistic goals to accomplish personal change in their lives. Students explore the beauty in their own uniqueness and the uniqueness of others. They are guided to understand that the attitudes they choose have a big impact on what they can accomplish in life, their happiness, and the impact they have on those around them.

## Grade 6 Health & Physical Education

 Your child will understand that in addition to eating well and staying active, sleeping and resting are important. They will learn skills to stay home alone or to babysit and learn strategies to deal well with their stress, such as using humour or playing sports. Your child will understand that family relationships are very important and need to be worked on.Your child will participate in dance, games, gymnastics, individual physical activities and activities outside of school, such as aquatics and outdoor pursuits. Through active and safe participation, they will understand what an active lifestyle involves and how their physical and emotional health will benefit from physical activity. Your child will also discover how positive interactions, through fair play, leadership and teamwork, make physical activity more fun and productive.

## Grade 6 sanskrit

 Sanskrit, meaning ‘perfected’ or ‘refined’, is one of the oldest, if not the oldest, of all attested human languages. It belongs to the Indo-Aryan branch of the Indo-European family. The oldest form of Sanskrit is Vedic Sanskrit that dates back to the 2nd millennium BCE. Known as ‘the mother of all languages,’ Sanskrit is the dominant classical language of the Indian subcontinent and one of the 22 official languages of India. It is also the liturgical language of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. Scholars distinguish between Vedic Sanskrit and its descendant, Classical Sanskrit, however, these two varieties are very similar and differ mostly in some points of phonology, grammar, and vocabulary. Originally, Sanskrit was considered not to be a separate language, but a refined way of speaking, a marker of status and education, studied and used by Brahmins. It existed alongside spoken vernaculars, called Prakrits, which later evolved into the modern Indo-Aryan languages. Sanskrit continued to be used as a first language long after it was no longer spoken.

## Grade 6 Computer Science

 Computer Science Discoveries is an introductory course for 6 – 10th grade students that can be flexibly taught as a single semester, two semesters over multiple years, or as a full year course. the course takes a wide lens on computer science by covering topics such as problem solving, programming, physical computing, user-centered design, and data, while inspiring students as they build their own websites, apps, games, and physical computing devices.

## Grade 6 Environmental studies

 Environmental Science provides high school students an introduction to the study of the natural world and how it is influenced by human activity.  Students will explore the patterns and processes of Earth and how these are affected by natural and human impacts. They will study environmental problems that our planet is facing today and various efforts to solve these problems, ultimately understanding the need for a sustainable future.

## Grade 6 French

 Learning French is an important part of being Canadian. Your child will use what they learned in grades 4 and 5 to learn more about the French language and Francophone cultures. They will discover Francophone communities in Alberta, appreciate that Canada is a bilingual country and learn that the national anthem was originally written in French! In French, they will discuss their health, their province, the environment, Le Carnaval de Québec, and more!This course is for the student who wishes to learn French. Students will be taught to express themselves in the target language and comprehend simple statements, commands and descriptive passages. Grammar will be addressed only in context and grammatical accuracy will be secondary to general communication. Hands-on activities, games and songs will be used to reinforce the material.The ultimate goal of studying a second languag

## Grade 6 General Knowledge

 General Knowledge for class 6 is an important field in a student’s life. This is not always prescribed as a separate subject in the school syllabus, but it forms a very important foundation for a bright student.

## Grade 6 Arabic

 Arabic is one of the oldest, greatest and sacred languages in the world. It is also known for its eloquence and wisdom. We will expand your vocabulary and your knowledge and understanding of regular and irregular verbs, basic grammar and cultural practices. We will continue to build the four basic skills of learning another language: reading, writing, speaking

## Grade 6 Arts and Crafts

 Learning in the arts and crafts is valuable on its own, but it also engages students in learning in other subjects. Research has shown visual arts instruction to improve reading readiness. Performing and creating facilitates the acquisition of problem-solving skills and teamwork. Those skills then can be applied to other academic areas. All fine arts have academic content. Thus, the arts can help students learn essential skills in new and exciting ways

## Grade 7 Mathematics

 This course builds on the Grade 6 curriculum to further develop students’ understanding of fundamental mathematical concepts by exploring topics related to number, coding, algebra, data, spatial sense, social emotional learning skills in mathematics, and financial literacy.Throughout the course, students will be encouraged to build their social-emotional learning skills by specifically focusing on how to cope with stress and by managing complex challenges. Students learn to break down a task into smaller portions, make a plan, and work with it one step at a time.Regarding numbers, students work with numbers up to 1 billion, rational numbers, squares numbers and square roots. Students learn key multiplication facts from 0 × 0 to 12 × 12, begin to generate factors, work with multiples, and add and subtract fractions by using equivalent fractions. Students also develop their understanding of problems involving adding and subtracting integers.In algebra, students extend their understanding of patterns in whole numbers and relate their understanding to patterns in decimals numbers. They solve equations involving multiple terms, whole numbers, and decimal numbers. Students learn to write code that executes a probability experiment.In data, students learn how to use circle graphs to represent data. They begin to analyse data that is represented by potentially misleading graphs. Students also examine the differences between independent events and dependent events and their probabilities.In spatial sense, students learn about the circumference, diameter, radius, and area or circles. They then extend this knowledge to find measurements for the surface area and volume of cylinders and other three-dimensional objects. Students also learn how to dilate a shape.In financial literacy, students start learning about international currencies, exchange rates, and how various currencies differ in value from one another. Student are introduced to concepts of planning for and reaching financial goals. They also develop an understanding of how interest rates affect savings, investments, and borrowing, and they start to compare different types of accounts and loans.Through investigation of real-life problems, students develop a strong foundation of mathematical knowledge and skills. Students apply mathematical processes and build transferrable critical thinking skills in varied teaching and consolidation activities that appeal to diverse learning styles. Students participate in engaging storylines along with characters who connect their learning to real-world contexts and build confidence by instilling a positive attitude towards mathematics. Various opportunities consolidate students’ learning through technology and offline activities, including tactile manipulatives, to reinforce essential mathematical strategies and tools. The course has a strong focus on reinforcing number sense and numeracy skills. It also provides various activities for practice throughout. This course prepares students for grade 8 mathematics.

## Grade 7 Science & technology

In this course, students will study the many impacts that humans have on the environment through the exploration of existing ecosystems. In unit two, students will experiment with pure substances and mixtures and will come to recognize that most matter is either a solution or a mechanical mixture. Heat energy will be explored and students will examine the critical role heat plays in natural processes and human life. By working to understand the nature of heat, students will gain new insights into the ways that heat affects our world, the causes and effects of heat, its properties, and heat transfer. Finally, students will consider the functions that structures must perform and the impact of these structures on the environment.

## Grade 7 Language

This course will review and expand upon literary forms such as poetry, descriptive writing, fiction and non-fiction, as well as oral communication skills. Students will have the opportunity to explore the influence of media on their lives, create media texts, and develop research skills through expository writing. By taking this course, students will gain to a greater level of independence as language users and ready themselves for the grade 8 Language course.

## Grade 7 Social studies

 The Cisk Grade 7 Social Studies course focuses on World History and Geography across Medieval and Early Modern Times, beginning with the social, cultural, and technological changes that occ¬urred in Europe, Asia, and Africa. The course goes on to cover the history and geography of great civilizations that were developing throughout the world. Finally, it delves into the Renaissance, the Scientific Revolution, the Enlightenment, and the roots of democracy, and focuses on the political impact of the Enlightenment and its influence on the world today. This course addresses various national and state standards including those of California and is taught by Cisk Instructors.

## Grade 7 Social Emotional

 The Social Emotional Learning – Middle School course takes students on a journey of discovering their own personal strengths and potential while helping them develop skills that will empower them to lead vibrant, productive, happy lives. This course focuses on self-awareness, self-control, and self-direction, and the value of setting realistic goals to accomplish personal change in their lives. Students explore the beauty in their own uniqueness and the uniqueness of others. They are guided to understand that the attitudes they choose have a big impact on what they can accomplish in life, their happiness, and the impact they have on those around them.

## Grade 7 Health & Physical Education

 Your child will understand more about how their self-image is affected by the people they see on TV, in movies and in magazines. They will compare their own choices about physical activity, healthy eating and sleep with recommended health standards. Your child will know what makes good friendships, and they’ll begin to build a personal portfolio or collection of items that show their strengths and interests.

Your child will participate in dance, games, gymnastics, individual physical activities and activities outside of school, such as aquatics and outdoor pursuits. Through active and safe participation, they will understand what an active lifestyle involves and how their physical and emotional health will benefit from physical activity. Your child will also discover how positive interactions, through fair play, leadership and teamwork, make physical activity more fun and productive.

## Grade 7 sanskrit

 In India and in Southeast Asia, Sanskrit enjoys a status similar to that of Latin and Greek in the Western world. According to the 2001 census reported in Ethnologue, it is used as a first language by 14,100 in India and by 15,770 worldwide, as well as by 194,000 as a second language in India. Even though it is not a spoken language, its significance is such that it is one of the 22 official languages of India. As an integral part of Hindu tradition and philosophy, Sanskrit is mostly used today as a ceremonial language in Hindu religious rituals. is a required subject in many schools.Sanskrit exerted a great deal of influence on all languages and cultures of the Indian subcontinent and beyond it. Sanskrit mantras are recited by millions of Hindus and most temple functions are conducted entirely in Sanskrit, often Vedic in form. The vocabularies of prestige varieties of Indian languages, such as Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, and Marathi, are heavily Sanskritized.

## Grade 7 Computer Science

 This course instructs students on core aspects of computer science. Students will learn to create and implement computer programs that solve problems relevant to today’s society, as well as deploy programming tools and effectively deal with complex problems through hands-on application and examples.

## Grade 7 Environmental studies

 The Environmental Science course encourages students to engage with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world. Throughout the course and its lab sessions, students will analyze environmental problems, evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems, and examine alternative solutions for resolving or preventing them. This interdisciplinary course, embraces topics from geology, biology, environmental studies, environmental science, chemistry, and geography.

## Grade 7 French

 This course is recommended for students having a basic understanding of the French language who want to further their understanding and develop fluency. Students extend their vocabulary and their understanding of subject-verb agreement. Students experience French used in conversations and learn how to construct basic phrases needed to effectively communicate in the language. French grade 7 is designed to follow Cisk French grade 6 and is taught.

## Grade 7 General Knowledge

 Middle School plays a crucial role in a child’s development. While academics and extracurricular activities keep kids mentally and physically engaged, general knowledge appeals to their intellect and develops their problem-solving skills while invoking general inquisitiveness.

## Grade 7 Arabic

 This introductory Arabic course, is for students with a goal of mastering arab as a second language. Students will study vocabulary, greetings, sentence structure, basic grammar, and gain practical knowledge necessary for real-world conversation.  Common everyday scenarios relating to the home and family, activities, school, shopping, making plans, and grocery shopping are all addressed.

## Grade 7 Art & Crafts

 I can use different text forms to help me express my ideas. Grade 7 students extend their understanding by finding different ways to express ideas, such as through magazine ads or brochures. They analyze how story lines progress, considering settings and characters, and make notes using headings, subheadings or symbols.