Tag Archives: April

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.

EarthPLAY for Earth Day

Click on the links below to find resources from the EarthPLAY Toolkit or visit the Earth Day Canada website.

Stay tuned for a School Assembly video, being released April 1st!

Earth Day Reading:

Visit your school library to borrow books about the Earth and protecting it. Some books to look for are:

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For Teachers/Principals/Parents:

Complete EarthPLAY Toolkit 2017

Earth PLAY Posters

Pop-Up Playground: Tips and Materials

Playing Outside in All Weather: Guide

Newsletter and Social Media content

Tips for Engaging Your School Community

 

 

Pacific Underwater Calendar: Spring

Did you spot any sea life over spring break?

Here is a link to an interesting article about what sea life is like along the Pacific coast in the spring.

Pacific Underwater Calendar:  Spring is in the air and the water.

What you can do to help protect sea life (from the David Suzuki Foundation):

  • Monitor marine mammal populations with a digital app, such as Whale mAPP.

Want to learn about the ocean all year round? Visit the Pacific Underwater Calendar!

Featured Image: Credit to L. Lane, Parksville, BC for this great shot of sea lions with very full bellies after feasting on migrating herring!