Totem Poles

We are learning about totem poles in class, in preparation for today’s visit to the Museum of Anthropology.

Here is a brainstorm we did together this afternoon while researching which animals could be found in Northwest Coast Aboriginal art. Not all of them will make the final list but this is a start.

We also talked about ways to research new topics on the internet. Some of the things we discussed as a group are:
  • Databases (available for free through Webcat) can be really useful.
  • Different keywords while researching will lead to different results. If we can’t find the answer to our questions we may need to change the key words we use.
  • Looking at the search results as well as the web page address is important. We need to ensure we are visiting a site that will give out the right information.

These discussions can continue happening at home as well when your child is using the internet to do some researching.

Have a great day!



La Guerre des tuques at The Cinémathèque

This movie represents my childhood. As I grew up in Québec, where there is a lot of snow, I spent a lot of time outside building snow forts. La Guerre des tuques came out at around that time and every Québécois I know has seen this movie. To this day, some of us are still able to recite a few famous lines from the original version.

It was such a cult classic that it was remade into an animated 3D movie. We watched it before the winter break.

La Guerre des tuques is currently being shown in France as well and was renamed La Bataille géante de boules de neige. Wyatt can attest to this as he has seen the posters when visiting St.Tropez during his break. 
If you and/or your child would like to view the original movie, it will be featured tomorrow afternoon at 1pm (Sunday) for free at The Cinémathèque.

For more info, click here.