Preventing holiday “learning loss”

Preventing holiday “learning loss”

Classroom teachers have long known that extended breaks from school often lead to learning loss – a kind of educational “shrinkage” in which children forget things they’ve learned and skills they’ve developed in class. While the winter...
Family new year’s resolutions

Family new year’s resolutions

Social media platforms are full of “good riddance” messages for 2020 – and hopeful optimism for 2021. Need proof? Public polling shows that more people are making new year’s resolutions for 2021 than did in 2020 – maybe a sign that...
Observing the changing seasons

Observing the changing seasons

Soon the snow will grace us with its presence here in Manitoba. Whether or not it stays until spring is yet to be seen… but it’s a sure sign we’re headed for winter. The world around us is a frequent topic of discussion and learning in our classrooms...
Getting to know local bugs

Getting to know local bugs

Summer in Winnipeg is infamous for one particular insect. You know the one. We don’t need to name it. But we actually have a huge number and variety of insects in our ecological community, and summertime gives kids (and other curious people!) a great opportunity...
Developing numeracy early

Developing numeracy early

We all want our little ones to develop a comfort with math. Whether they end up studying advanced mathematics in university or not, they will need to understand many mathematical concepts to be able to navigate their daily lives and manage their personal affairs.At...