Category Archives: Activity

Dot Day 2017

Make your mark this school year!  September 15th-ish is International Dot Day!  Join the celebration of creativity, courage and collaboration! Based on the story “The Dot” by Peter H. Reynolds, this is a great way to start the year by celebrating the creative talents of children.

Watch the videos below to see examples of students collaborating creatively and get inspired to create:

 Resources:

Clip Art Collection (by Peter H. Reynolds)

International Dot Day website: Get Inspired

Multi-language Dot Day Posters

Poster Gallery:  (many themes, including A Thinking Journey & Think Globally)

Sparking the Creative Spirit: Tips for Inspiring Writing, Creativity, Self-Expression and a Wonderful Journey

 

 

 

Science Odyssey

Ten days of discovery and innovation

May 12-21st, 2017

“Science Odyssey is Canada’s largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, featuring fun and inspiring experiences in museums, research centres, laboratories and classrooms from coast to coast.

Powered by NSERC, Science Odyssey demonstrates how discoveries and innovations shape our daily lives and foster a strong science culture in Canada.” (Source: Government of Canada)

Click on the images below for details:

Click on the poster to see detailed experiments that go with these activities!

 

What’s Growing This Spring?

It’s spring and a time of plant growth and development.  What’s growing around your school or in your school garden?

Teacher librarians want to share pictures and stories about plants and gardens in our school communities.

New this month:

Each month between April-June we will share garden images and stories as your plants begin to bloom! Send us your photos, drawings, stories (with permission from your family and teacher) and we will post them here in the blog!

Here’s some inspiration – look for these books in your school library:

Winner of First Nation Communities Read:

(Books below are recommended by Adrienne Gear)

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Flip, Float, Fly: Seeds on the Move

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Teachers:

Visit the Environmental Learning page on Curriculum Connections for a wealth of planting resources, shared by Dewdney Elementary School.

Spring into Action!

The Mission  Spring/Summer 2017  Leisure Guide has been published!

There are lots of opportunities to be active over spring break.  Click here to read the guide and find times for swimming, skating and more!

Go Noodle is a great website for encouraging fun physical activity at home or in the classroom.  They create videos full of fun movement games and dances. Check out these sample videos and get moving!