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As an outdoor classroom teacher, Megan teaches students skills that are accessible for family life. From making stepping stones to building a backyard playground your kids will actually play in to conquering kid clutter, there is much to learn here!
Got bored kids? As every teacher can tell you, there is a phenomenon that occurs in September called “summer slide”. It reflects the loss of
The research on outdoor play is clear. Kids who get outside for at least an hour a day, rain or shine, are healthier, happier and
As a start, water cycles are best experienced, rather than read about. There is no worksheet that can fully capture the water cycle phenomenon, like
My role as a teacher is always evolving. Over the past 25 years, I’ve taught just about every grade in public elementary schools across two
Story stones for imaginative play Rocks and stones can be considered a “loose part”. That means they do not have a pre-determined story attached to
Kids in school means way too much school paper is coming home. Even in this digital age, there is an ungodly amount of paperwork that
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Once Covid became a realty in our schools, the urgency to take students outdoors increased. Across Canada, a return to face to face learning saw public health officials, district administrators,
To support our colleagues returning to on-site instruction in June, we’ve put together this list of ideas for playful learning outdoors in June. You can download a PDF version here:
How To Use A Visual Schedule Every comedian who tells the tale of a child-less couple breezing out the door is guaranteed to get loads of laughs from the parents
“Play is the work of the child,” wrote Maria Montessori more than 100 years ago. Most everything that a child needs for healthy development – a healthy & strong body,