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Is there a difference between bugs and insects is the first questions we asked when thinking about bugs season. Bugs are a type of insect: "True bugs have a stylet (a mouth shaped like a straw) that they use to suck juices from plants. Insects belong to the class Insecta and they are characterized by three-part bodies, usually two pairs of... Continue Reading →
Spring is finally here (albeit late) and it is the perfect time of the year to think about seasons. The days are getting longer and we are finally able to get outside everyday. Change is everywhere and helping children recognize these changes in their environment, encourages observational skills. Looking for buds on trees, spring lambs... Continue Reading →
Earth Day is the world's largest environmental movement and is a wonderful day to focus on what we as individuals can do to make change. Here are some ideas to help you celebrate in your classroom. Our theme here in Canada is Consume Less, Play More. We are encouraged to have an extra or more recess... Continue Reading →
Spring is officially here and with it comes dreams of long outdoor days and outside lessons for this educator. We have talked about Sand and Water Play but here we are discussing outdoor sand resources. Sand resources that we can use indoors at the sensory table and then pull outside for spring, summer and fall... Continue Reading →
Spring Break is almost here already! And that means so is competition season. My students and I are busy prepping for competition in our local festival. Our kindergarten to grade 5 students are set to perform, each classroom singing two songs. This is the first year in quite some time that so many classrooms from... Continue Reading →