Fall Friends DIY Learning Activity!

Create fall inspired characters using items found on a nature walk. With this teacher-directed activity, you will need: Fall Oak Leaves and Acorns Classic Accents Variety Pack Oak Leaves and Acorns Classic Accents Yarn, glue, craft eyes, twigs, leaves, coloured paper, and pom poms (suggestions) Directions: Explore nature, then create Fall Friends. Take your class on a fall walk to …

Summer Boredom Busters!

Entertaining your child every single day of the summer can be quite challenging! If you are following us on Twitter, you may have seen our #SummerBoredomBuster tweets (like this one)! Looking for a fun activity today? Work on an Alphabet book! Find pictures for every letter! #SummerBoredomBuster #MakeLearningFun — Scholar's Choice (@scholarschoice) July 3, 2017 If you have heard of …

5 Easy Ways To Help Your Grandchild Fall In Love With The Outdoors

In today’s world, how can trees, dirt and fresh air compete with the newest pre-school app, overflowing playrooms, trending video game or a binge-worthy series on Netflix? You already know there are benefits to getting your grandkids outside. Even at a young age, playing outdoors helps them develop gross motor skills, establish social skills, build self-esteem and inspire their creativity …

Symmetrical Drawings

Children have a natural sense of symmetry and balance but activities like this develop that further. Symmetrical activities like this helps children develop their ability to recognize patterns, to classify and their observation skills. All of these skills are used in subjects like math, reading and art. Building on children’s natural abilities with activities like these isn’t a waste of …

Shape Fact Books

Just like learning the alphabet or the numbers 1-10, children love learning shapes! These fun and clever math picture books are perfect for teaching basic two-dimensional shapes. They would work great at a math centre! Required Materials for this craft: Scissors Lined or Blank Paper Markers Schools Tools Shapes Cut Outs Hole Punch Brass Fasteners, metal ring, or ribbon Instructions: …

Top Baby Shower Gifts of 2017

Baby showers and baby welcoming parties are exciting whether you’re a new parent, grandparent or party guest! With almost 400,000 babies born each year in Canada, it’s likely you’ll be invited to at least a few baby showers in your lifetime and in the age of baby registries, picking out the perfect baby gift should be easy. But in many …

Five Unique Ways to Celebrate #Canada150 With Our Youngest Canadians

Happy Birthday Canada! It’s been 150 years of true north strong and free and our nation is looking forward to celebrating, especially all of us here at Scholar’s Choice. As a truly Canadian company, we’re passionate about encouraging young Canadians to learn about and explore our country. We think Canada’s 150th birthday is the perfect opportunity to engage kids of …

Happy Birthday Canada: 10 Fun Facts About The Territories

Canada has 3 different territories: Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and Yukon. The Northwest Territories (NWT) is the oldest of the territories and was ceded to Canada by the Hudson’s Bay Company in 1870. Nunavut, the youngest and largest of the territories, was officially separated from the NWT in 1999. Finally, Yukon is the smallest and westernmost of the territories and was …

Tips for Storing and Organizing Centres

As you pack up your classroom, it’s a great time to get organized for the new school year. This blog focuses on one dilemma of classroom organization: how to store centres. Centres take some time to make, but once assembled, self-contained centers are valuable learning tools for years to come! You may be able to enlist willing parents and students …