Canadians are aware of observations and ceremonies that honour the service of Canadians in the military. Those who served and died in war are remembered on cenotaphs, named in ceremonies and recognized in military records. But Indigenous Veterans Day is unknown to many Canadians. Only in recent years have Canadians started to recognize the service of those who identify as First Nations, Metis and Inuit and their contributions in the Canadian Armed Forces. It is now recognized on November 8 each year. What does your school or community do to National Indigenous Veterans Day?[Read more…] about How to Honour National Indigenous Veterans Day
How to Use Collaborative Tasks to Create Classroom Community
One of the most effective classroom management strategies is the classroom community you build with your students. We start our school year with collaborative tasks to help students get to know each other. These activities help students learn to communicate and build trust. Collaborative tasks help students learn to work together toward the classroom community they want to achieve.
Come learn more about how we use collaborative tasks in our classroom.[Read more…] about How to Use Collaborative Tasks to Create Classroom Community
How to Create Memorable Remembrance Day Art Projects
Each year we spend a good chunk of time creating Remembrance Day art projects to decorate the halls of our school. Our Remembrance Day assembly often invites community members, so we like to have beautiful art to enjoy. There are always a lot of poppies, but we wanted to create some pieces for upper elementary students that took a little more time and care to create and weren’t just poppies.[Read more…] about How to Create Memorable Remembrance Day Art Projects
Easy to Use Remembrance Day Assembly Ideas
Every school across Canada has held a Remembrance Day assembly since the end of the Second World War. In fact, it is written into the School Act in Alberta as a requirement. Schools must have a Remembrance Day assembly on the day closest to November 11. We’ve got some Remembrance Day assembly ideas for you.
We had to make some changes during the pandemic. These ideas can work whether you’re able to gather together or need to be apart or learning online.
We’ve been rethinking how we’ll honour our soldiers at school. If you are planning a Remembrance Day assembly, we might have a few ideas for you.[Read more…] about Easy to Use Remembrance Day Assembly Ideas
Simple and Stunning Remembrance Day Art Projects
Special occasions are a great time to bring out your favourite art projects and Remembrance Day is no exception. We teach in a general classroom which means we’re responsible for art lessons all year long. While we like to teach specific skills with different projects, sometimes you have to have art projects around a specific theme for hallway decorating or assemblies.
Remembrance Day is one of those occasions when you don’t have a lot of time for art because you’re just starting to get deep into your lessons and report cards are just around the corner. That’s why we’ve come up with some simple but stunning projects you can do with your students.[Read more…] about Simple and Stunning Remembrance Day Art Projects
Memorable Books for Remembrance Day in Canada
Preparing for Remembrance Day commemorations is a great opportunity to talk not only about the sacrifices of the past but to talk about our contributions to peace. There are so many Remembrance Day activities out there, but most of them involve poppy crafts. One of the best ways to learn about the past is by reading Remembrance Day books. They are always a great way to introduce solemn topics while uplifting our students. Most of all, they are portable, easy to use, and don’t require a lot of technology.[Read more…] about Memorable Books for Remembrance Day in Canada