Happy Birthday Canada: 10 Fun Facts About British Columbia

British Columbia, is the western most Canadian province and was made a province July 20th 1871. It’s largest city is Vancouver, which is home to HALF of the population of the entire province, but B.C.’s capital city is Victoria, named after Queen Victoria. Let’s learn about Canada’s west coast! Fun Facts About British Columbia The world’s largest totem pole was …

Happy Birthday Canada: 10 Fun Facts About Alberta

Next up on our Happy Birthday Canada series is Alberta! Formerly a district of the Northwest Territories, Alberta was founded as a province in September 1905! The capital city of Alberta is Edmonton but its largest city is Calgary. But you probably already knew that. Here are some facts you may not have known! Fun Facts About Alberta The term …

Messy Play: Mud, Powder & Paint

A quality messy play environment provides lots of opportunities to explore the senses, experiment, develop physically and provides reasons to work together and communicate. It is also a great way for children to unlock their imaginations, as there are no prescriptive end goals making it an open-ended way to play and learn. As many practitioners know, the word ‘messy’ can …

Happy Birthday Canada, 12 Fun Facts!

As you may have heard, 2017 marks the 150th “birthday” of Canada as a nation! Scholar’s Choice has decided to commemorate this momentous event the only way we know how: by making learning fun with some fun facts about Canada, its Provinces and Territories! Ready to learn about the land of the “true north strong and free“? Fun Facts About …

6 Manipulatives, 15 Classroom Ideas

Kids learn by doing, which is why manipulatives are perfect tools for teaching and reinforcing concepts. They are useful for hands-on, small group activities; and for letting students explore and develop reasoning and problem-solving skills. Here are 6 manipulatives we love, and 15 ideas for using them in your classroom: (Side note- if you are interested in any of the …

The Art of Hygge (And 5 Simple Ways to Achieve It)

the art of hygge. While there is no actual English word that directly translates hygge (pronounced hooga), it can be described as creating a warm atmosphere, embracing joy in simplicity, and spending time with good company. Sounds lovely doesn’t it? Who wouldn’t enjoy a little hygge in their life. With the cold temperatures and shorter days, now is the perfect …

Science-Fair Fun

Is your child’s science-fair on the horizon? While the thought of a science fair project might not sound like alot of fun to some, remember that science-fair projects are meant to engage kids in topics they care about, in new and fun ways! Here are 9 tips to help your children get the most out of their projects! Advice for …