Children are more likely to succeed in school when parents/guardians are involved in their education. Garden Valley School Division believes in partnering with parents to meet the educational needs of all students. Literacy and numeracy are important goals for GVSD. The division invites parents/guardians to explore our Literacy and Numeracy websites for valuable resources that can support student learning at home.
What is Literacy?
Literacy is the ability, confidence and willingness to engage with language to acquire, construct and communicate meaning in all aspects of daily living. Research has shown that children who have opportunities to read at home with their parents, and to be read to, can build positive attitudes toward language and lay an important foundation for future learning. Home is where a child's love of reading can grow!
Literacy development from Kindergarten to Grade 12 is a major strategic goal for Garden Valley School Division, and the division is excited to be partnering with parents in this endeavor. Please visit our literacy resources for parents to see how you can help your child to become a good reader.
What is Numeracy?
Numeracy is the ability to understand and work with numbers. Numeracy is critical for interpreting the data-driven world we live in. Parents are important partners in ensuring a student's mathematical success. Research shows that children who live in homes where parents nurture a positive and numeracy-rich learning environment are most likely to become confident math learners. Everyday activities, such as cooking and baking, can provide many opportunities for applying an understanding of math concepts. Home is where a child's connection with everyday math can grow!
Numeracy development from Kindergarten to Grade 8 is a major strategic goal for Garden Valley School Division, and the division is excited to be partnering with parents in this endeavor. Please visit our numeracy resources for parents to see how you can help your child develop confidence and positive attitudes towards math.