Building Belonging- diversity, Events, Family Literacy, Special Days/Weeks/Months

Black History Month

Recently Mrs. Kroezen, Grade 6B, and I hosted a school assembly on the theme of Black History Month.  This year we decided to go with a Canadian Focus.  Black History is Canadian history! As a school we celebrated the many achievements and contributions of Black Canadians who have done so much for our country. Enjoy some of these Black History month stories below.

Read about the role of Canada as a safe place for slaves to escape to and watch a Heritage Minute about The Underground Railroad:

https://www.cbc.ca/kidscbc2/the-feed/canada-code-name-heaven

The role of Harriet Tubman:

The amazing story of John Ware:

Enjoy the music of Oscar Peterson:

She’s on our $10 bill- Viola Desmond!

He’s the real McCoy- inventor Elijah McCoy!

Hockey fans- it’s Willie O’Ree!

Keep working on your reading for The Reading Olympics Challenge!  Remember that each book you read can only be applied to one category for the Olympics.

Apps and websites, Family Literacy, Social-Emotional, Special Days/Weeks/Months

Bell Let’s Talk Day/Social-Emotional Books, and World Read Aloud Day

Bell Let’s Talk Day was last week, so in honour of that, this week I have posted their website, as well as a slideshow I put together of social-emotional issues, including mental health.  Have a look below- you can see the preview in the post- just click on where it says Slideshow and it will take you to the full screen where you can hit your keyboard arrows to navigate through.  It has social-emotional books featured by topic as well as by favourite authors who have entire collections of books with social-emotional themes. Hope it’s helpful!

 

https://letstalk.bell.ca/en/

 

 

This week on February 2, it is World Read Aloud Day!  This day is created by Lit World and sponsored by Scholastic.  Check out some of the online events and activities for your family below.

https://www.litworld.org/virtualreadalouds

https://www.litworld.org/booklists

https://kids.scholastic.com/kid/homebase/

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7 Ways to Celebrate Reading Aloud Together on World Read Aloud Day

Family Literacy

Family Literacy

January 27 is Family Literacy Day in Canada, and I’ve curated some really great articles for you about ways to incorporate a culture of family literacy at home.  It’s so important to make reading a regular and enjoyable part of our lives.  On that note, I thought it would be fun to see some pictures of your children’s home libraries.  Feel free to email me a picture if you’d like it to be featured on the blog!  L.baillargeon@hh-cs.org.

 

Reading Rockets- Creating a Home Library

Creating a Home Library

Reading Rockets- A Fresh Look at Your Home Library

A Fresh Look at Your Home Library

Reading Rockets- Building Reading Stamina

Theme Guide: Family Literacy Day

Scholastic- Family Literacy Day

Celebrate Family Literacy Day with these inspiring reads!

Family Literacy Day 2022: Learning in the Great Outdoors

How to Make Reading Fun: 25 Ideas Kids Will Love

How to Raise a Mom

Family Literacy Day Ideas