Category: Art

Easy and Creative Stop-Motion Animation Project for Kids

When I worked at a Montessori school in southern Ontario, each class would contribute something artistic to the school’s year-end assembly. In my first year, I asked my grade 4 and 5 students what they had contributed previously. In some...

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4 Outdoor Inquiry Learning Experiences for Students in the Autumn

Learning and exploring outside has limitless benefits; it helps students interact with the natural world and make valuable learning connections. For example, observing different types of leaves helps students make connections with shapes, colours, and sorting. Furthermore, some students find...

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6 Unique and Independent Projects for Socially Distanced Classrooms

Teachers across Canada are heading back to the classroom soon. A concern among many is how to facilitate fun, engaging, and independent projects in a socially distanced classroom. There’s a lot of emphasis on collaboration and teamwork, especially in elementary...

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How to Use Nature Journaling in Inquiry Learning

Nature journals are recorded observations of things you see while in nature. They may include sketches of things like animals, trees, clouds, or flowers. It may also include smaller objects such as insects, leaves, twigs, or nuts and seeds. There are no rules with nature journals…

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Positives of the Pandemic Activity

Every cloud has a silver lining. For some students, it’s meant sleeping in or getting to play video games. For others, maybe their silver lining is spending more time with their families or starting their new computer games.  How Students...

50 Creative Inquiry Questions About the Arts

Starting an inquiry topic about the arts can be a fun way to get to know a more creative side of your students. Maybe they have a hidden talent with woodworking? Perhaps you didn’t know that your shyest student spends...