School work is only supposed to take up an hour a day for students in kindergarten to grade 6 and two hours per day for grade seven, but learning happens all day long! With the long, warm days, children may be more interested in learning activities that look a little different than those that take place at the school. Whether students are sweeping leaves in an elderly neighbours yard, helping mend nets and lines for fishing, baking muffins, or playing with their younger sibling their developing problem-skills, physical literacy, and self-regulation (and much more)! The best part of this time of learning is that it is usually self-motivated (kids are doing what they want to do) and they have fun doing it!
Thank you to Champagne-Aishihik First Nation for this wonderful graphic that reminds us what learning looks like on the land!