A series of documents is available for parents to help with their children’s learning experiences at school, Education Minister Madeleine DubÃ© announced today.
“Parents are the primary educators of their children,” DubÃ© said. “The publication of these documents is part of our ongoing efforts to support them in this role.”
The documents deal with three topics: school-readiness skills to help children before they start kindergarten; reading and writing standards for Grade 2 students; and mathematics and science outcomes for kindergarten to Grade 8.
All the documents contain practical advice on what parents can do to make sure their children are ready to start school, and to help them do well in the different subjects.
“We know parents often do not have time to read lengthy curriculum documents,” DubÃ© said. “That is why I am pleased to announce the publication of these useful documents, as an action of our Quality Learning Agenda.”
The titles of the documents are:
-Ready, Set, Go: Off to School;
-How to help your child succeed in school, Reading and Writing Performance Standards for students by the end of Grade 2;
-How to help your child succeed in school, science (kindergarten to Grade 8); and
-How to help your child succeed in school, mathematics (kindergarten to Grade 8).
The documents are distributed to parents in several ways, including with report cards or during teacher/parent meetings. They are also available from the Department of Education website: http://www.gnb.ca/0000/res-e.asp.