Tag Archives: learning

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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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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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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A beautiful place to learn

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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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Garden Views

  What will you discover when you visit the Alberta Rider Memorial Garden? We welcome you to the Alberta Rider Memorial Garden, please be respectful of the native wildlife and be sure to clean up after yourself and your four legged … Continue reading

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Observations

What will your students observe when you venture out to the garden to learn?

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A school garden

            Support the garden and outdoor classroom at Alberta Rider Elementary School, great things happen in nature!

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