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Family Literacy

Thanks to the organizers, families in attendance and our wonderful Teacher Librarian superheroes (including our planners and set up team) for an inspiring literacy event at today’s Riot of Reading.  The Riot of Reading is an annual community event in Mission to celebrate Family Literacy Day.

We had so much fun exploring Reading Superpowers, sharing fictional and real-life superhero books, and discovering our Superhero names.  Hanging out with Clifford was pretty cool too!

Hope to see everyone again next year!

Have a Heart Day

This message is from the First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada (FNCFCS) website:

“Have a Heart Day is a child and youth-led reconciliation campaign that brings together caring Canadians to help ensure First Nations children have the services they need to grow up safely at home, get a good education, be healthy, and be proud of who they are.

Activity Ideas:

  • Host a Valentine’s Day party to raise awareness in your school or community. Choose a day leading up to Valentine’s Day that makes sense for your class or community.
  • Spread the word through social media like YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook. Use the hashtag #HaveaHeartDay.

Explore the Have a Heart Day website to download Have a Heart Day resources, and to order bookmarks and buttons!  There is also an information sheet entitled “Reconciliation is all of us”.

Through activities like Have a Heart Day, we are creating a movement where the landscape of Canada is only one of honour and possibility for First Nations children.”

FNCFCS also shared this music video by N’we Jinan Artists “Important to Us”, written and performed by students at Pierre Elliot Trudeau School:

 

Human Rights

“This inspirational book empowers children across the world to explore our hard-won rights and understand how precious they are.” To celebrate their new children’s book, ‘Dreams of Freedom’, Amnesty International asked children what freedom means to them.

They also held a drama workshop run by Chickenshed Theatre for children to explore and dramatise the words of these human rights heroes. Watch the highlights and get inspired.