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)
Visit the Environmental Learning page on Curriculum Connections for a wealth of planting resources, shared by Dewdney Elementary School.
What’s your school community like?
There are many types of schools around the world. Your school library might have a copy of these books, including this one by Susan Hughes:
Listen to audio about “If the World Were a Village”. Teachers: Here is a Lesson Guide to use with this book.
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:
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
Several schools in Mission have been participating in the Salmonid Enhancement program this winter and have been caring for salmon in classrooms and libraries! They started as eggs and will soon be released back into streams and creeks as fry.
Take a look at this short video clip that shows a salmon release at Mossom Creek, Port Moody, BC.
Featured image courtesy of Fisheries and Oceans Canada
David Suzuki turned 80 in March!
- Read about his accomplishments and contributions to Canada:
David Suzuki – The Canadian Encyclopedia (English)
David Suzuki – The Canadian Encyclopedia (French)
2. Explore The Nature of Things Jr. on CBC’s website
Featured image: Courtesy of Sturla Gunnarsson
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!