Written by: Sean Brooks - Branch Manager at Wheatland Regional Library Students at Rosthern Elementary enjoyed a visit from Chad Solomon and his interactive puppet theater, Rabbit and Bear Paws: The Way, to kick off Saskatchewan Aboriginal Storytelling Month. He retold the Anishinabe Creation teaching of Nanabazhoo and the Animals. [caption...Read more
From February 2-6, 2015, we will be celebrating French Second-Language Education Week in our province. French Second-Language Education Week allows for all Saskatchewan citizens to recognize the importance of French language education in our schools. To celebrate this week, students were encouraged to take part in a video contest relating to this year’s theme: “How does...Read more
What started as a dream of two teachers has grown into a true ‘school – community’ garden. Two years ago, Grade 3 teachers Chantel Kitchen and Colleen Pennell came across a grant through the World Wildlife Federation and decided to apply. After being awarded both that grant and a grant through the TD...Read more
Did you know that all Saskatchewan residents have access to an incredible selection of online journals, newspapers, and electronic books? The Ministry of Education, through the Provincial Libraries and Literacy Office, coordinates funding to public, school and associate libraries so they can access a wealth of digital resources they would not be able to afford...Read more
At one of our first engagement visits, Patricia and I met a woman named Karen. She is a proud mother and grandmother who was born and raised on the Muskowpetung Saulteaux First Nation and has lived on the First Nation with her husband, Michael, for 27 years.
Hands-on learning; these three words have come up over and over again in our conversations with students. Everywhere Patricia and I have been, students tell us they want to be active in their learning. This is hardly news to teachers; many of whom have used their imaginations to come up with innovative ways to keep students...Read more
‘Teenagers don’t think about their futures’ – that seems to be the general assumption of the public at large when asked about career options for students. Through our engagements with students across the province, Russ and I have found the opposite to be true; students are eager to learn about career choices but often don’t...Read more
We’ve been sharing the four themes that have started to become evident throughout the engagements so far, and of course one of these is the importance of relationships between schools, families and communities. I wanted to share an example of this from one of the smaller communities we visited, as it really stood out to...Read more