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Published by the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation



Let the Kids Learn Through Play

TWENTY years ago, kids in preschool, kindergarten and even first and second grade spent much of their time playing: building with blocks, drawing or creating imaginary worlds, in their own heads or with classmates. But increasingly, these activities are being abandoned for the teacher-led, didactic instruction typically used in higher grades. In many schools, formal education now starts at age 4 or 5. Without this early start, the thinking goes, kids risk falling behind in crucial subjects such as reading... +Read More

Hill and her students revel in success of DreamTeam program

Perhaps if you didn’t know better, it might have seemed like a scene of pandemonium at the PotashCorp Children’s Festival in Saskatoon as a group of more than 160 grades 5 and 6 students from Fairhaven School were the catalysts… +Read More
Chief Darcy Bear acknowledges honour bestowed on him at Nutana Collegiate.

Park named after chief of Whitecap Dakota First Nation

Chief Darcy Bear of the Whitecap Dakota First Nation returned to his Nutana Collegiate roots June 3 for the celebration to officially name the adjacent park area to the school in his honour. A sizeable crowd gathered for the dedication,… +Read More

Saskatchanaut GeoTrivia Challenge

I’ve always tried to foster in my students a curiosity about different places and cultures. One activity that I used to create this curiosity is a Flat-Stanleyesque scavenger hunt activity using Google Earth. In my own travels, I carry with… +Read More

Saskatchewan Children’s Festival set to begin in Saskatoon

Opening remarks tonight, the fun begins tomorrow For 27 years, it has been a favourite for children of all ages. The Annual PotashCorp Children’s Festival of Saskatchewan begins in Saskatoon tonight. It is perhaps appropriate that a festival with a focus on the young begins with a dinner time dessert reception at the brand new Activity Stage as a thank you to all the sponsors and media partners. Then a little later this evening, there is an invitation-only performance. The... +Read More
Jodie Wachs’ Grade 2 class at Brunskill School was present for the unveiling of the “Buddy Bench.”

Elementary school students inspire vice-principal

Just prior to the official unveiling of the colourfully adorned “Buddy Bench,” Brunskill School Vice-Principal Justin Giesbrecht could hardly contain his enthusiasm and pride in what had been a student-driven project from the outset. “That’s why we are so excited,… +Read More
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