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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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Come join us at McMenamins!

  Dine out at the Sherwood McMenamins on Tuesday, February 10th, from 5:00 pm until close and you will help the Alberta Rider Elementary School Garden grow! No need to bring a flyer or even declare your garden support, our … Continue reading

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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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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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ARE garden is open for learning!

On Tuesday, September 2nd, the halls of Alberta Rider Elementary will once again be filled with the sounds of learning-learning makes a lot of noise, doesn’t it?!  It can also be really messy stuff! Especially when the learning takes place in … Continue reading

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Join us on Thursday!

  We are kicking off a new school year this Thursday, August 28th, at 3:30 with a garden dedication at our back to school Ice Cream Social!  Come join us in the garden and hear Mrs. Kintz share a story … Continue reading

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Bringing Art to the ARE garden

A quick search on the internet, or through Pinterest, will net you thousands of fantastic garden art ideas-just keep an eye on the clock, the hours have a way of disappearing!  Many of these projects can be done in groups … Continue reading

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