We would like to welcome you to our Kindergarten program. We are looking forward to working with you and your child during this important school year. We hope to make this year a rewarding learning experience for your child and to help establish positive attitudes towards school.
With your help and participation, we know we will have a happy and successful year!
Our morning Kindergarten hours are from 8:36 to 11:32 a.m. The afternoon Kindergarten hours are from 12:27 to 3:33 p.m. (except on early Thursdays the dismissal time is 2:28 p.m.)
Students should line up in the Kindergarten line outside on the tarmac at the beginning of each class.
Grades 1 to 6
Lansdowne School offers a variety of programming providing instruction that follows the mandated Alberta curriculum. The learning needs of our students dictate how teachers differentiate the Alberta curriculum so that all students achieve success in their learning. All of our programming is based on the Alberta Education Program of Studies.
The Alberta Education Program of Studies is followed with a unique multi-cultural emphasis.
We offer regular programming from Kindergarten to Grade 6.
The music program at Lansdowne provides all students from Kindergarten to Grade 6 the opportunity to explore music with a trained music specialist.
French as a Second Language
French as a second language is offered in Grades 4 to 6.
French as a Second Language instruction is based on the Accelerative Integrated Method (AIM) and is provided to grades 4, 5 and 6 students.
The foreign language teaching methodology known as Accelerative Integrated Method uses gestures, music, dance and theater to help students learn.
The basic premise of AIM is that students learn and remember better when they do something that goes along with the words they are saying. For example, while the students say regard (to look), they hold their hands in front of their eyes in the shape of binoculars. This "Gesture Approach" includes defined gestures for hundreds of essential French words, known as "Pared Down Language." The gestures are then combined with theater, storytelling, dance, and music to help students remember and use the language.
English Language Learning
Lansdowne School is proud to provide our English Language Learners with extra support in learning to read and write. Students are identified by their classroom teacher and then are given support with sound knowledge, vocabulary, sight words, and comprehension.
Multiple Intelligence Theory
Multiple Intelligence Theory at Lansdowne
Lessons are presented in a variety of ways to engage students in developing their skills. We often talk about our ways of "Being Smart".