Grade 1 Programs

All Programs available in French for French Immersion Schools
Blue = curriculum connection

Below are curriculum topics and a list of our programs that connect to some or all of the expectations


Needs and Characteristics of Living Things

Nature Walk (Grades JK-1)
Using the trails of the Arboretum, take part in exploratory activities designed to look closely at nature.
(All year)

Birds (Grades JK-1)
What makes birds unique? Learn where they live, what they eat and how they behave. Feed the winter Chickadees.
(All year)

Trees (Grades JK, 1, 3, 4, 6)
Trees play an important role in our lives. Learn about forest ecology, fruits, seeds and tree life cycles.
(All year)

Amazing Animals (Grades JK – 2, 4, 6)
Uncover the differences between the animal groups. Wildlife native to the Arboretum will be emphasized.
(All year)

Healthy Planet, Healthy Lives (Grades 1-5)
Learn how our actions affect the health of the planet and of all life on earth through interactive games and activities.
(All year)

Animal Tracks and Signs (Grades 1, 3, 4, 6, 7)
Become a nature detective and learn to interpret the signs animals leave behind.
(All year)

Urban Wildlife (Grades 1- 4, 6, 7)
Explore nature in the city. Learn about the uniqueness of urban dwellers and how they have adapted to city life.
(All year)

Habitats (Grades 1,3, 4, 6, 7)
What is a habitat and why is it such a significant ecological concept? Learn about the four basic needs of all living things.
(All year)

Tobogganing (Grades All)
Discover the historical importance of toboggans and enjoy this winter activity (weather permitting). (December-February)

Snowshoeing (Grades All)
Discover the historical importance of snowshoes and enjoy this winter activity (weather permitting). (December-February)

Winter Survival (Grades 1- 4)
Uncover through a mix of discussion and activities, animal survival techniques.
(December-February)

Insects (Grades JK – 2, 4)
Examine and compare fascinating insects in different habitats.
(Mid-may to November)

Pond Life (Grades JK - 3, 4, 6, 7)
Study life above and below the surface of the pond.
(April to November)

Who Gives a Hoot (Grades JK – 2, 4, 6)
Find out about the owl species of the Humber River Valley and explore their habitats.
(September to February)

Maple Syrup Harvesting (Grades JK – 7)
Travel back to a time when maple sap was collected in pails and carried to a wood fired evaporator. Samples may be provided.
(February to March)

Sensational Senses (Grades Jk-1)
Come discover the Arboretum grounds and use your senses to explore all the wonders that nature has to offer. Through a variety of games & activities, participants will better understand how different animals use their senses.
(All year)


Daily and Seasonal Changes

Nature Walk (Grades JK-4)
Using the trails of the Arboretum, take part in exploratory activities designed to look closely at nature.
(All year)

Winter Survival (Grades 1- 8)
Uncover through a mix of discussion and activities, animal survival techniques.
(December-February)

Maple Syrup Harvesting (Grades JK – 7)
Travel back to a time when maple sap was collected in pails and carried to a wood fired evaporator. Samples may be provided.
(February - March)

The Local Community

Nature Walk (Grades JK-4)
Using the trails of the Arboretum, take part in exploratory activities designed to look closely at nature.
(All year)

Maple Syrup Harvesting (Grades JK – 7)
Travel back to a time when maple sap was collected in pails and carried to a wood fired evaporator. Samples may be provided.
(February - March)

Mastering Maps (Grades 1- 4)
Come explore the amazing world of maps and fin out all the interesting clues that they reveal about where you live.
(March to November)

Habitats (Grades 1 to 4)
What is a habitat and why is it such a significant ecological concept? Learn about the four basic needs of all living things.
(All year)

Understanding Structures and Mechanisms & Understanding Matter and Energy

Healthy Planet, Healthy Lives (Grades 1-5)
Learn how our actions affect the health of the planet and of all life on earth through interactive games and activities.
(March to November)

Relationships, Rules & Responsibilities


Early Settlers of the Humber (Grade 1-3, 6, 7)
‘Furs, Fires and Frostbite’ (Fall/ Winter) or ‘Sap, Saws and Seeds‘ (Spring/Summer)
Learn about the seasonal activities of early settlers through artifacts, hands on projects, crafts and dramatizations.

‘Group Games and Traditional Toys’ (All year)
Interested in learning how the children of early settlers played in their free time? Join us on a program that explores the leisure aspect of early settler life.

Daily Physical Activity

Tobogganing (Grades All)
Discover the historical importance of toboggans and enjoy this winter activity (weather permitting). (December-February)

Snowshoeing (Grades All)
Discover the historical importance of snowshoes and enjoy this winter activity (weather permitting). (December-February)






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