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Niverville Elementary School
181 Main Street, Box 239,
Niverville, Manitoba R0A 1E0

Monica Martens

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The Seven Teachings: Lessons in honesty for children and their teachers

“Honesty comes when you learn to be fearless with yourself.  When you speak and act, straight from the heart … Innocence, curiosity and openness will keep you honest.” – Geronimo Goyathlay (from Seven Sacred Teachings by David Bouchard and Dr. Joseph Martin) Courtney Savary at Niverville Elementary School has a kind and intuitive way about…

Mar 5, 2020 · Monica Martens

Writing Workshop: What Happens When Children See Themselves as Writers

Peek into Sheila Krahn’s writing workshop and you’ll see children deep in thought and furiously writing their ideas into all shapes and sizes of books.  Early in the year, Sheila made one, significant change to her writing time with her kids that continues to evolve as they learn how to write from books they read…

Nov 2, 2019 · Monica Martens

Collaborating with Loose Parts on the Playground

Thirty children crowded into the space of a mid-sized sandbox holding pipes, 2x4s and metal pots and pans for 30 minutes with little supervision sounds like a recipe for disaster!  Trust me, it’s quite the opposite. This year, Niverville Elementary School added a sandbox with a wooden tipi structure and a small shed filled with…

Nov 1, 2019 · Monica Martens