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Where should we focus our learning?

The BC curriculum was re-designed in 2016 and consists of 3 parts for each subject: Big Ideas, Curricular Competencies and Content.

The activities on this page will provide ways to keep active in  literacy and numeracy skills, which are embedded in all subject areas in the BC curriculum.   As you explore these activities, you are encouraged to:

  • have fun, be curious, be creative and talk about your thinking. 
  • have siblings learn together. This is a great opportunity for older kids to lead learning with younger children.
  • collaborate online with other students

Try not to get frustrated or feel like you are 'falling behind'. Communicate with your teachers and check the well-being page for some healthy tips.

Literacy Skills


Engage in discussions where everyone in the family takes a turn to talk about what they’ve read.

  • summarize novels, picture books, games, movies or TV shows out loud to family or friends.

Storytelling is an excellent way  to learn and develop literacy skills.

  • We all learn by listening to stories being told or read to us.
  • Tell or write a story about what they did that day.
  • Tell or write a story about an imaginary character.
  • Families can build stories together by taking turns adding to the story.

Make music: Sing alone or with others (in person or virtually)

  • Drum or play a musical instrument (alone or for others).
  • Watch a free concert online, have a discussion about what you thought of the performance.

Act and perform:

  • Play charades or other active games
  • Recite poems or texts with expression
  • Put on a play for family members

Write daily notes to friends or family, or keep a journal either written or voice to text.

Sites and resources to keep reading at home:

Numeracy skills

3Asset 5

Practicing helps you prepare for what’s ahead, consider these:

  • Plan and create a cost estimate for a dream vacation
  • Estimate your monthly living expenses if you move out after graduation
  • Make checklist of what features are important in a car, then find what cars meet your criteria
  • Calculate costs for maintaining a car (insurance, maintenance, fuel, etc.)
  • Investigate how to prepare and report income taxes
  • Research how to apply for a credit card, calculate how much more you’d have to pay if you don’t settle your balance at the end of the month