Student Research Project at The Whole School

The Whole School students are the lucky particpants in Principal, Anniah Lang’s, Masters in Education from UBC West Kootenay Rural Education Program research project.  Anniah is studying student engagement through writing in an outdoor learning environment.  The students focus on writing and language arts in the great outdoors one or two days a week.  Anniah and her students are investigating the connection between the students’ writing enjoyment and their “classroom” environment.  Part of that exploration has included figuring out how to do creative writing while outside: what different tools you need, keeping them dry, adapting to the weather and most of all being a little quieter and noticing what is different.DSC_4407.jpg

Spring Market is around the corner!

SpringMarketWeb2018Saturday, May 12th is the Whole School’s 21st annual Spring Market from 10-3pm.  There is so much fun stuff going on – BBQ concession with burgers donated by Wayne Savinkoff’s Home of the Happy Cow and local pork donated by Blair Leaman’s Poet Pig Farm, delicious desserts made by Whole School families, garden plants, kids games with prizes, and fabulous local artisans and vendors – Soulumination Art Works, Freedom Creations woolens, Under the Boddhi Tree imported clothing, Stacie Lobreau’s wild craft products, and Wildfire Glassworks.  Come and do your  Mother’s Day shopping at the market!

See you there!

Come make Spring Harvest Baskets!

This Friday, March 9th is the last of The Whole School’s FREE Ready, Set, Learn program.  Please take this opportunity to come and check out the Whole School for some fun crafts, snacks and reading with Suzanne!  It’s a great chance to see the school and find out more abouThe doorbell rangt the Whole School program.

At this Friday’s reading readiness program the children will be making Spring Harvest Baskets, baking cookies and reading Beyond the Norther Lights by Lynn Blaikie and The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins!  Please come and join in from 9-noon at the Whole School.  See you there!