This month, the Out of School Program discovered Ontario; the most populous province in Canada and with the most culturally diverse population. Ontario is made up of people from over 200 countries who speak as many as 130 languages.
Since building relationships is important in both understanding and respecting one another within our own communities and the rest of the world, the Out of School teachers provided the children many activities such as playing Bridge Connection to learn this lesson.
The Children at Futurekids were asked “What’s fair in a free country?”
Children have a profound sense of what is fair. “It’s no fair” is often used by them in arguments. Every day on the playground, children are surrounded by choices of free speech and responsibility to avoid harming someone else with their speech. Balancing rights and responsibilities is difficult and the teachers at Futurekids demonstrated through various activities that freedom of speech is an ongoing process.
The Niagara Falls is located in Ontario. They are made up of 3 waterfalls producing the highest flow rate of any waterfall on earth. A waterfall is a place where water flows over a vertical drop or a series of drops in the course of a stream or river. Waterfalls also occur where meltwater drops over the edge of a tabular iceberg or ice shelf. The children at Futurekids Out of School Care Program had the challenge to work in groups and design their own waterfall using a variety of materials and skills.