Here are some of the activities taking place in Mission for National Indigenous Peoples Day:
Visit Fraser River Heritage Park from 10:00-4:00 on June 21st to participate in National Indigenous Peoples Day.
Information and Resources for National Indigenous Peoples Day:
From the Government of Canada: “In cooperation with Indigenous Peoples’ national organizations, the Government of Canada designated June 21 National Indigenous Peoples Day, a celebration of Indigenous Peoples’ culture and heritage. This date was chosen because it corresponds to the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, and because for generations, many Indigenous Peoples’ groups have celebrated their culture and heritage at this time of year.
National Indigenous Peoples Day is a wonderful opportunity to become better acquainted with the cultural diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples, discover the unique accomplishments of Indigenous Peoples in fields as varied as agriculture, the environment and the arts, and celebrate their significant contribution to Canadian society.
Move, groove and prove that you can make a Motion Commotion this summer when you join FVRL’s 2018 Summer Reading Club. There is a club for everyone! Sign up starts June 21 and continues throughout the summer. Visit your favourite FVRL location to join.
Read To Me (0 to Preschool)
Share stories, record reading, collect stickers, win prizes and get a medal.
Kids (grades K to 6)
Ready, set, go! Collect a reading record, enter prize draws, come to fun shows and earn a medal. Just read every day!
Teens (grades 7 to 12)
Read. Record. Repeat. It all begins when you pick up a reading record. There will be lots of chances to win fantastic prizes.
Get a move on! Take home a reading record and mark your reading to enter prize draws. The more you read, the more chances to win.
There are oh so many ways to make a Motion Commotion when you join 2018 Summer Reading Club!
This is the year of Love in Mission School District, so “Have a Heart Day” is even more meaningful this year.
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.
Watch “End the Gap – Fair Funding For First Nations Schools”
Author Katie Davis produced this video with quotes from beloved and famous authors and illustrators all answering the same question;
“What is a picture book?”
What is a picture book to you? Do you have a favourite picture book? Visit your school library to borrow picture books this month.
You might like these books for “Roc Your Mocs” Day in November:
How the Calendar Works
“Each day, an author/illustrator, our Picture Book Month Champion, is listed. On that day he/she has an essay posted on the Picture Book Month website about the importance of picture books. Check back every day of November for a new essay.
Each day is also marked with a theme. Use these daily themes to plan story times, blog about your favorite picture books in that theme, or create themed displays.” (Source: Picture Book Month, Calendar)
Picture Book Month Teacher’s Guide (Ideas for using picture books in ELA, Science, Math and Social Studies)
“Canadians have a proud history of bravely serving in the cause of peace and freedom over the years. A name from Canada’s First World War military heritage that still stirs emotions is “Passchendaele.” On a muddy battlefield in northwest Belgium, Canadians overcame almost unimaginable hardships to win an impressive victory in the fall of 1917.” (Source: Veterans Affairs Canada)
“An activity created by the Canadian War Museum to help students understand the First World War from a soldier’s perspective. The activity’s interactive nature and its animation-based format will appeal to younger students. Includes a glossary of terms. (Recommended for ages 10 and up.)”