Learning Expectations

Belonging and Contributing sense of connectedness to others:

Belonging and Contributing sense of connectedness to others is the ability to form relationships and make contributions as part of a group, a community, and the natural world; developing understanding of how people relate to one another and to the world around them.

What children learn in connection with this learning expectation provides them with a sense of being personally connected to various groups and communities, and lays the foundation for developing the traits and attitudes required for responsible citizenship.

Self-Regulation and Well-Being:

Self-Regulation and Well-Being focuses on children’s ability to understand their own thoughts and feelings, to see that others may have different thoughts and feelings, and to respect those differences; ability to understand and manage their emotions and impulses, find ways to deal with distractions, and be aware that their actions have consequences; awareness of their physical and mental health and wellness.

What children learn in connection with this learning experience allows them to focus, to learn, to respect themselves and others, and to promote well-being in themselves and others.

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Demonstrating Literacy and Mathematics Behaviours:

Demonstrating Literacy and Mathematics Behaviours focuses on children’s ability to communicate their thoughts and feelings in various ways, using their bodies, words, symbols, images, constructions, and/or other forms of expression.

  • Literacy behaviours – the various ways in which children use language, images, and materials to express ideas and emotions as they respond to words and stories, begin to think critically, and begin to read and write.
  • Mathematics behaviours – the various ways in which children use concepts of number and pattern during play and inquiry; process various kinds of information; and begin to grasp mathematical relationships, concepts, skills, and processes.

What children learn in connection with this learning experience develops their capacity to think critically, to understand and respect many different perspectives, and to process various kinds of information. curiosity about literacy and mathematics and love of learning in general, as they develop the habit of learning for life.

Problem Solving and Innovating:

Problem Solving and Innovating focuses on children’s desire to explore the world out of natural curiosity, which develops their minds, their senses, and their bodies; desire to make meaning of their world by asking questions, testing theories, solving problems, and using creative and analytical thinking; confidence to explore the innovative thoughts and activities that naturally arise with an active curiosity, and to apply those ideas as they interact with others and with the world. What children learn in connection with this frame will help them develop the habit of applying creative, analytical, and critical-thinking skills in all aspects of their lives.

What children learn in connection with all these learning expectations sets the foundation for developing traits and attitudes they will need to become active, contributing, responsible citizens and healthy, engaged individuals who take responsibility for their own and others’ well-being.

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