Do you have a favourite story about Mothers? “The Mommy Book” by Todd Parr is a great example of a story that can be shared at this time of the year.
Below are some links to fun activities by Todd Parr that celebrate moms and families.
Fun Coupons to give to Mom:
Lunch, Storytime, Get out of Trouble
Bedtime Story, Mac n’ Cheese, Dinner Together
Kisses, Hugs, Love
Family Fun Activity Kit
Several schools in Mission have been participating in the Salmonid Enhancement program this winter and have been caring for salmon in classrooms and libraries! They started as eggs and will soon be released back into streams and creeks as fry.
Take a look at this short video clip that shows a salmon release at Mossom Creek, Port Moody, BC.
Featured image courtesy of Fisheries and Oceans Canada
David Suzuki turned 80 in March!
- Read about his accomplishments and contributions to Canada:
David Suzuki – The Canadian Encyclopedia (English)
David Suzuki – The Canadian Encyclopedia (French)
2. Explore The Nature of Things Jr. on CBC’s website
Featured image: Courtesy of Sturla Gunnarsson
A message from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF):
“The 10th annual Earth Hour takes place at 8:30 p.m. local time on Saturday, March 19, 2016. Six continents, over 170 countries, and 24 time zones will be united as a global community, making our voices heard through individual action.
Turn off as much power as you can and focus on your commitment to climate action for the rest of this year.”
Earth Hour Activities:
Read a book by flashlight! How about “Franklin in the Dark”? Visit your school library to borrow a great book to read for Earth Hour.
March 2nd is Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Check out some of these great resources and borrow your favourite Dr. Seuss book from the school library!
The Lorax Project
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That
“On February 24, 2016 Lit World encourages children, parents, teachers, other educators, and librarians to read aloud. Lit World’s World Read Aloud Day (#WRAD16) champions the importance of telling stories no matter where one is around the globe.”
Watch and listen to Karma Wilson read aloud from her book “Bear Snores On”.
You can find more stories to watch and read along with on the World Read Aloud Day website.
Mark your calendar: Pink Shirt Day is on February 24th.
Wear something pink to show that we are all working together to erase bullying in our community. What better time of year to connect with models of kindness like Auggie (Wonder, by R.J. Palacio).
Check out these resources and book trailers to get inspired and spread the message for kindness all year round.
Class Resources: Pledge to “Choose Kind”
Pink Shirt Day additional resources:
Kids Help Phone
February is Black History Month. Take some time to learn about the accomplishments and contributions of black Canadians with these resources:
Government of Canada, Black History Month website:
“Every year, Canadians are invited to participate in Black History Month festivities and events that honour the legacy of black Canadians, past and present. Canadians take this time to celebrate the many achievements and contributions of black Canadians who, throughout history, have done so much to make Canada the culturally diverse, compassionate and prosperous nation it is today. During Black History Month, Canadians can gain insight into the experiences of black Canadians and their vital role in the community.” Resources include:
20 Notable Black Inventors Infographic (American and Canadian)
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!