I’ve Got My Eye on You Valentine

Materials Needed: Any heart accents or cut-outs that you have in your classroom or pick up at your local craft store or Scholar’s Choice! Googly Eyes Pipe cleaners (3 for each card) Red Construction Paper White Paper Black Marker Single-Hole Punch Glue Scissors  Instructions:  Make 4 hole-punches in accent where arms and legs will be attached (make sure they are …

Heart Card

What you need: 2 8.5 by 11 pink construction paper 2 8.5 by 11 red construction paper 2 8.5 by 11 white construction paper 1 set of peel and stick letters(FOREVER/I’m Yours) Glue Stick Scissors Instructions: Fold Pink construction paper in half lengthwise. Cutting away from the folded edge, cut half of the heart (as shown in above photo). Unfold …

Toys for Creativity and Imagination

Creative and imaginative play helps children develop critical thinking and problem solving skills, increases the use of language and helps them express both positive and negative feelings. Toys that develop these skills include: Playmobil, dress up clothes, puppets, paint, paper and craft kits. Here are some of our favourite creativity and imagination toys for 2015. Imaginets- Ages 3+ Imagination + …

Learning Activities- January and February

If you have come into a Scholar’s Choice in the last year, you will notice that our craft tables have evolved. Instead of just offering a craft for your children, we now offer a variety of learning activities. These learning activities range from Preschool to School Age, and include math, language arts, and craft activities. They also focus on strengthening …

What is Guided Reading + Guided Reading In Action

Guided reading is a structured way of matching reading instruction to the diverse needs of individual readers in the classroom. Small group settings allow the teacher to tailor direct instruction to each student’s specific needs. Through modelling and guided practice, the teacher can prompt students to think about what they are reading to improve their comprehension- the ultimate goal of …