Hot Topics in Manitoba

The end of February marks the closing of I Love to Read month! We hope it has been a great month filled with fun activities that promote our student’s passion for reading! And the best news yet, is spring awaits us, just around the corner. A reminder that there are upcoming events next month, including Bernadette Dwyer presenting Using Technology to Improve Reading and Learning at The Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Don’t delay, as registration for this valuable PD opportunity closes March 6th.

In hot topics today, the most recent edition of Literacy Today-Jan-Feb highlights important NEW ILA Research Briefs that will be of interest to everyone dedicated to teaching reading. The three briefs listed below provide cutting edge up-to-date information and can be downloaded and saved for future reference.

Children Experiencing Reading Difficulties

Right to Policies that Ensure Equitable Literacy Instruction

Phonological Awareness in Early Childhood Literacy Development  

In addition to this information the ILA also provides the biannual What’s Hot in 2020-And Beyond  as well as a call to sign on in support of Children’s Rights To Read which can also be found on our previous blog posts.

Siloam Mission

This past weekend was the Manitoba Council of Reading Clinician’s 4th annual volunteer opportunity at Siloam Mission. This year we had the pleasure of serving lunch to hundreds of cold, vulnerable and hungry Winnipeger’s. The steaming soup and hot coffee was a welcome sight to to all those who came in from the cold. With an assembly line of 8 people and several members serving food on the floor, we were able to accomplish this great event of lunch in 1.5 hours. Prep time and clean up is a breeze with so many smiles and friendly people helping out! Thank you to all members of the Executive Council who were able to attend as well as the “plus one” attendees who were very much appreciated!

SHOP FOR SILOAM!!

Did you know that on March 21st from 11:00-4:00 you will find representatives from Siloam Mission at Superstore on 3193 Portage Avenue?

There’s always that one extra item you need from the grocery store…Siloam Mission is no different!

Come find them at the entrance of the store. You can pick up a Siloam Mission shopping list, grab a few items while you’re doing your own shopping, and drop your donated goods on your way out!

90% of the food served daily is kindly donated to Siloam Mission from people like yourself. Your effort will help feed over 1,500 people daily!

If you would like to donate goods today, find a list to review of their most urgently items.