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Scholar's Choice is a Canadian company distributing and retailing educational toys and teaching materials to parents, teacher and early childhood educators in Canada and around the world. We currently have more than 380 staff members and our main distribution centre in London, Ontario.

Tips for Storing and Organizing Centres

As you pack up your classroom, it’s a great time to get organized for the new school year. This blog focuses on one dilemma of classroom organization: how to store centres. Centres take some time to make, but once assembled, self-contained centers are valuable learning tools for years to come! You may be able to enlist willing parents and ...

18
Jun
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Happy Birthday Canada: 10 Fun Facts About Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan was separated from the Northwest Territories into its own province in 1905, and is the only province that has completely man-made borders! The capital of Saskatchewan is Regina, but its largest city is Saskatoon. Saskatchewan is named after the Saskatchewan River which in Cree means "swift flowing river". Now for some fun facts! Fun Facts About Saskatchewan Saskatoon has more ...

11
Jun
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Mastering the Pencil Grip

While we start to focus on our child's printing skills around kindergarten, the truth is, children need to master a number of fine motor skills before they can ever start to form their first letters. The first check in making sure your child's fine motor skills are developing is to test their pincher grip. Can your one-year-old pick up a ...

04
Jun
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Happy Birthday Canada: 10 Fun Facts About Quebec

The second most populous province, Quebec is one of the four original provinces that joined the Confederation on July 1, 1867. Quebec is the only province to have a predominantly French-speaking population and also the only province to have French as the sole official language! Although Montreal is the biggest city in Quebec, the capital is Quebec City which is one of ...

01
Jun
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The Truth About Teacher Gifts

We meet teachers every day in our retail stores and around this time of year, the conversation of teacher gifts seems to always come up. In the spirit of the last month of school, we wanted to share some of what we have learned from our teacher customers with you. First, and foremost, teachers love gifts and the thoughts behind ...

01
Jun
Posted by Scholar's Choice in General

The Benefits of Rewarding Your Students

Rewarding your students will reinforce a good work ethic. It helps the students to stay on track and work hard to achieve their goals. Here are some ways you can reward your students on completed goals. Whole Class Rewards Whole class rewards can be a great incentive for good work and appropriate behaviour. It can also help students learn teamwork ...

24
May
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Canadian Prime Minister Lesson Plan

Canada Day is approaching quickly with 2017 being a special: Canada's 150th birthday! Since becoming a country on July 1st, 1867, Canada has had many different Prime Minister's who have lead this country to where it is today. If you're looking fo a Canada-themed lesson plan look no further than this jJustin Trudeau Lesson Plan, perfect for teaching your student's about our ...

19
May
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