We want to give a little something back!
Do you know a school or a group of children that could benefit from learning tools such as our new boards? James and I want to send one Canadian school their choice of six tracing boards to use and incorporate into their curriculum. We want to hear from you. Let us know what school would like to nominate and tell us a bit about why you feel that particular one should receive the boards.
Nominations are open from Feb 14, 2020 and will close Feb 28, 2020.
- We will share some of your nominations on this page. If, for some reason you wish for your message or name not to be published, please let us know in your message.
-The chosen school will be contacted by March 6, 2020 and boards will be shipped out by March 20, 2020.
-Timber Child will cover all costs.
-This is only open to Canadian schools.
Bulkley Valley Christian School - Smithers, BC
I am nominating our local Northern Town in Smithers, BC the school is BVCS (Bulkley Valley Christian School) we have the largest number of children with special needs. As a maker myself I really am trying to help support the school in anyway I can. Being in a rural community it’s hard to access items that are readily available to the school without large costs. They help not only my son who has a learning disability, but many other families. Our Preschool program is holding an art auction soon to raise money for the young children to invest in some new toys and playground to play and learn. These boards I feel would greatly help the program and the children who need some extra attention in a fun, playful way. If I could help them get these boards it would be a huge blessing I feel to the school and young preschool program. They put so much effort into helping the families in this community, that I feel they deserve something to help the future of the community. Thank you for reading. What a great thing y’all are doing.
Écoles des Deux Rives – Mission, BC
I teach English at l’École des deux rives in mission and they just started their strong start program! It’s amazing a very Waldorf/Montessori feel they would so benefit from these within their classroom! They have a small group of under 9 students! Please pick us!
Peter Greer Elementary - Lake Country, BC
I’m nominating my amazing school to be chosen. I’m currently on maternity leave, but I love our staff and students! We’re a dual track school, both French and English are taught up to Grade 6. Our school backs onto the forest with trails and large green spaces. Many classrooms are trying to get their students out to explore the outdoors and to incorporate it into their teaching. This last year they created an outdoor classroom space. These wooden math boards would be a great addition to our push for our students to love all things nature. We have a communal math cupboard where teachers can sign out the materials they need. A couple teachers have put their ‘blood, sweat, and tears’ into organizing this and I KNOW they would be over the moon thrilled to include your boards. They know how important math skills are for our kids to learn and as teachers we have been working hard at making math fun for our kids so they shout out, ‘Yes, it’s math time!’ Every student in the school could benefit from these. Thank you for the opportunity!!
Allen-Detweiler Nursery School - Kingston, ON
Hi there! I’d like to nominate my son’s nursery school, Allen-Detweiler Nursery School, located in Kingston, ON. It is a small “school” with a toddler room of 9 children and a preschool room of 30 children. It would surely benefit from such a gracious gift! It is a cooperative program with families volunteering in many roles, including running fundraisers to help purchase items for the school. ADNS is focused on play-based learning that incorporates an inter-generational component into its programming too. It’s located within a nursing home, allowing the residents and children opportunities to do activities together. I can picture the residents and preschool children using these boards together as they help one another! :) Thank you for your consideration and for your generosity!
All my best,