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Classroom news!

It’s been a busy Spring out in the ARE garden, filled with a lot of construction!  Our classroom structure is now nearly complete-only a few finishing touches remain.  The next major step is to have the concrete flooring poured and … Continue reading

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There’s wisdom in the forest

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Environmental Education (EE) makes a difference

Time spent learning in nature can have a profound effect on a child’s state of mind and depth of learning.  Studies have shown that time spent outside can reduce stress and anxiety in children and can help deepen student’s understanding … Continue reading

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School gardens around town

Alberta Rider is not unique in having a school garden.  Many other area schools have successfully incorporated gardens into the school grounds and the day to day life of the student body. One nearby example is at Charles F. Tigard … Continue reading

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History al fresco

In Spring of 2014 our 4th grade students delved deep into Native American history.  As part of their group project they wrote an original play.  Our woodland garden provided the ideal location for their presentations. Mrs. White’s class presentations were … Continue reading

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Kindergarten rules!

What could be more fun that getting out into a woodland garden and getting your hands dirty when you’re in Kindergarten?  Not much!  Last year all of our students had the opportunity to explore the Alberta Rider Memorial Garden.  It … Continue reading

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Fingers crossed for a sunny day

  The holes are dug and we are ready to pour-well we will be as soon as we get a break in the rain! We are all anxious to see the completion of our outdoor classroom but we must be … Continue reading

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Outdoor math

 Taking Math Outside When we think of outdoor education, science is a natural fit.  But what about math?  Can our teachers successfully take math class outside to utilize our garden space?  Absolutely!     Finding, identifying, and evaluating angles is one … Continue reading

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Vitamin N

  Have you been outside today?  Time in nature, or vitamin N, is proven to have a calming effect on both children and adults alike, yet our leisure time is increasingly spent indoors.  Let’s reverse that trend!  Commit to bringing … Continue reading

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ARE Garden grows!

The 2013/2014 school year was an amazing year of growth for the Alberta Rider Memorial Garden.  We were so pleased to see each classroom out during Earth Week, adding their personal touch to the garden, we were fortunate to have many … Continue reading

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