We are reading the following novel in class, to learn more about Residential Schools. To help us “massage” this story and to encourage class discussion, the students have started creating their own picture book, illustrating and summarizing each of the chapters we have read so far. We are still at the early stages of the work but I hope enough will be done so that you can see some of it during Goal-Setting Conference week.
As a way to remember and acknowledge this part of our history, many people will be wearing orange shirts today.
I found the following information on their Facebook page, should you want to purchase an orange shirt or participate in the event organised.
The Museum of Anthropology is also a great place to visit to learn more about aboriginal cultures. There is a great and temporary exhibit at the moment that I really enjoyed viewing, which ends on October 16.
Also, on October 26, the students and I will be visiting this Museum to participate in two different workshops (Cedar: Tree of Life and Pole Walk). Permission forms will be sent home on Monday. Please let me know if you can help with this outing. I will need 2 parent volunteers for that day. You can either reply to this post or leave a note on the permission form.