PROVINCIAL INQUIRY: Satisfactory Instruction

Please complete this form and send it to the inquiry officer along with the appropriate materials. If you need more space, attach additional information to this form.

PROGRAM PLANNING

This section is intended to help an inquiry officer understand the type of short and long range planning that you establish. Please describe your plan for your child's learning.

Is there regularly planned instructional time that you spend with your child?  Yes  No

Do you have a daily work schedule?  Yes   No
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What subjects are your teaching?

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What do you expect to accomplish with your child in mathematics, English and in other subjects this year?

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INSTRUCTION

This section is intended to help an inquiry officer understand the types of planned activities you use with your child to help him/her learn the expectations you have established.

List typical activities that you use to help your child learn.  For example, what types of activities is your child engaged in while learning mathematics, English and other subjects?  Please include samples of your child's work in each subject area.

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INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

This section is intended to inform the inquiry officer about the types of materials you use to help your child accomplish the expectations.

Please indicate the resources that support you in the delivery of your program.

                    Encyclopedias/reference books:        _

                    Textbooks in:  English                       _
                                          Mathematics               _
                                          Other subjects            _

Names of textbooks:

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Supplementary material:           Often        Very Often        Seldom        Never
        Magazines
        Newspapers
        Science Kits
        Films
        Slides
        Tape Recordings
        Maps
        Charts
        Models and mockups
        Television Programs
        Radio Programs
        Posters
        Internet
        Computer Programs
        Others (specify)
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STUDENT ASSESSMENT

What techniques do you use to assess student learning?   Please describe them.

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COMMUNITY RESOURCES

This section is intended to help an inquiry officer understand how you use community resources to support the curriculum.

Please indicate the community resources and other resources you use.

                           Public Library                          Yes             No

                           YMCA/YWCA                       Yes            No

                            Community Center                  Yes           No

                            Local gym facilities                  Yes           No

                            Public Swimming Pool             Yes          No

                            Museums                                Yes          No

                            Art Galleries                            Yes         No

                            Recreational
                            Educational/Social Groups
                            (E.g. Scouts or Guides)         Yes         No

                            Nature Interpretive Centers     Yes         No

                            Camping Areas                       Yes         No

                            Other Youth Groups (specify)
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PROGRAM

Is the program based on any of the Ontario elementary curriculum policy documents*?

                                                                            Yes                      No

If yes, please check the appropriate box.

Language                                                             Yes                      No

Mathematics                                                         Yes                      No

Science & Technology                                          Yes                      No

Social Studies: History and Geography                  Yes                      No

Arts                                                                      Yes                      No

Health & Physical Education                                  Yes                      No

French as Second Language                                  Yes                      No

*These policy documents are available from the Ministry of Education's website <http://www.edu.gov.on.ca>. You can also receive copies by contracting the ministry's public inquiries number (416-325-2929  or 1-800-387-5514)

Please list other documents used to help you design your program.

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CURRICULUM RESOURCES

Networking with other homeschooling families can be a valuable support to your program. Please indicate if you are a member of one of the following provincial associations. your are not required to complete this section.

            The Catholic Home Schoolers' Association                Yes          No

            Ontario Christian Home Educators' Connection         Yes          No

            The Ontario Federation of Teaching Parents              Yes          No

            Other organizations and groups                                 Yes          No

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OTHER INFORMATION

Please take the opportunity to provide any other information that describes your child's home schooling program

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NAME:  ____________________________________________________________

DATE:   ________________________

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This information is being collected under the authority subsection 24(2) of the Education Act.  It will be used to assist in determining whether your cild should be excused from compulsory attendance at school by the Provincial School Attendance Counsellor. Should you have any questions about this collection of information, you may contact the Provincial School Attendance Counsellor at:

            Field Services Branch
            Ministry of Education
            12th Floor, Mowat Block
            900 Bay Street
            Toronto, Ontario
            M7A 1LA

            Telephone: (416)325-2224
            Fax: (416)325-2517
            Email: jimsebastian@edu.gov.on.ca