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06/10/15

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
06/09/15

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.
06/08/15

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
06/05/15

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
06/04/15

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.”
06/04/15

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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