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May 4-8, 2020

Join us this week for daily activities you can enjoy from home. Check out our interactive calendar to see our social media lineup for the week of May 4–8, 2020. We have animal names in Ojibwe-Cree with David Flett, Dene kitchen words, and talking about spring in Cree. Star Stories with Wilfred Buck will now occur every Monday! We have our weekly #mfnercgetmoving, #mfnercwordwednesday, #FNlanguagesmfnerc, and of course, #mfnercstorytime twice weekly.

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Sensory Play Activities

Sensory play is interactive activities designed to help children explore their 7 senses: touch, smell, taste, sight, hearing, body awareness, and movement. Check out these fun sensory play ideas using the materials you can find at home!

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Playing with playdough

Are you looking for fun learning activities to help entertain your family? If so, you are in luck — the MFNERC Occupational Therapy team has some exciting projects on the way, including some playdough fun! Playdough is a perfect playtime activity for developing children’s fine motor skills. We are sharing an easy to follow recipe, along with interactive games and ideas.

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At-Home Activities Ideas for Nursery and Kindergarten Children

Here are some fun free learning activities for Nursery and Kindergarten aged children that you can use at home.

Community Working-Groups Meet with MFNERC to Complete Land-Based Curriculum

MFNERC’s Research & Development (R&D) team recently held a working-group meeting with community members from Manitoba First Nations to finish a land-based curriculum due to come out in 2020. The meeting featured guest speakers—educators currently doing valuable land education work in Manitoba communities.

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What’s new at the Instructional Resource Center

The Instructional Resource Centre (IRC) provides curriculum-appropriate materials to all First Nations schools in Manitoba. As a lending library, teachers and staff can borrow our items. If you are struggling to find a resource or can’t purchase one, put in a request to IRC, and we will do our best to find the resource or work with you to find an appropriate alternative. Our library supports MFNSS and MFNERC schools with lengthy lending privileges.

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Back to School Season

It’s that time of year again—time to get our classrooms ready for a new school year. Some of you are veterans in the classroom, and some of you are teaching a class for the first time. And, some of you aren’t necessarily new teachers, but new to MFNERC or MFNSS and coming into a new community and a new school. It’s an exciting time for all, and we want you to feel ready and prepared. Read More >

Interview with artist/illustrator Don Monkman

The illustration process incorporates more than just drawing something. When it comes to sequential art and storytelling, a collaboration exists between the creative minds who try to visualize and then bring to life the same expression, emotion, history, mood, and environment to the imagination of the reader. Read More >

MFNSS and Dakota Tipi First Nation Sign New Partnership

On August 29, 2019, Dakota Tipi First Nation and the Manitoba First Nations School System (MFNSS) signed a delegation agreement to work together for the success of the students. MFNSS currently partners with 11 communities from across the province of Manitoba to provide the highest quality of education for First Nations by First Nations. Read More >

MFNSS Annual Softball Tournament

On June 12th, MFNSS facilitated the Second Annual Softball Tournament. This fun event was hosted by Mahpiya Hdega School at the Rotary Republic of Manitobah Park in Portage la Prairie. Read More >

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