Welcome back to school, everyone! Here in our office at OISE’s Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study, it’s been so refreshing to hear the sound of children inside the hallways and outside on the playground after the summer holidays. Just outside our office, we had the chance to see Ben Peeble’s Grade 5/6 students flying gliders in the hallway, recording the measurements, making modifications to their gliders and documenting the new flight distances. Ben sure doesn’t waste any time getting his students involved in inquiry, integrating math and science.
We don’t waste time getting back into the swing of things, either. The Robertson Program is already planning trips to work alongside our partners in the Rainy River District School Board and Seven Generations Education Institute’s First Nation Student Success Program. We are also looking forward to working with educators at the Johnny Therriault Memorial School (Aroland First Nation).
We continue to celebrate the release of our new book, Taking Shape: Activities to Help Develop Geometric and Spatial Thinking. It’s full of many amazing spatial lessons developed under the Math for Young Children project.
You also may have noticed that The Robertson Program has a brand new website! Please explore what we’ve created, including the math lessons, science investigations and previous blog entries. We will have an official launch in the coming weeks.
Have a great year, everyone!
-Bev and the Robertson Team