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The Grade 2/3s have really enjoyed everyone’s songs this week and wanted to share a traditional Canadian song with you.
Our song is a combination of My Paddle’s Keen and Bright and Land of the Silver Birch. They are traditional Canadian folk songs that were often sung while paddling in a canoe. The paddlers would use the beat of the song to help them paddle in unison. The two songs are partner songs (Two songs that can be sung together at the same time).
Have you ever paddled in a canoe before?
Can you think of any other times that songs are used to keep the beat?
Welcome to week 4 of the “Our World, Our Stories” project!
This week the topic is:
Our Local Environment
We thought we would share what the local environment is like on our little island. Sointula is located on Malcolm Island.
We live in a temperate rainforest, which means that we get a lot of rain and it never gets very hot or very cold. We are surrounded by beautiful forests, the ocean, and the mountains. Our island is home to birds, deer, mink, and otters. The waters surrounding our island are full of porpoises, whales, seals, sea lions, salmon, octopuses, and many other creatures.
It has been very rainy this last week, so we used the green screen to make a video showing you some of the different areas of our island. We hope you like it!*Photos from iwona-kellie, Jeff_Werner, Loutron Glouton, paulhami, Michel Van den Bogaard, and juicylucymamma (Flickr Creative Commons)
What is it like where you live?
What sort of animals share your environment?
Have you tried of any of these favourite Canadian foods: Perogies, Nanaimo Bars, Maple Syrup, Poutine, or Smoked Salmon?
It has been very interesting to see what students in other parts of the world do during their recess and lunch breaks.
Here in Sointula we play outside during our breaks unless it is very rainy. It rains a lot here and so we only have an In Day if it is super miserable out. We do have a covered area and the forest where we can keep dry when it is raining.
Here are a few photos of what we like to do outside:
Recess and Lunch in Sointula on PhotoPeach
We loved Mr. Salsich’s slideshow so much that we wanted to share our typical school day with you too.
Our school is located on a little island off the West Coast of Canada. 800 people live on our island and there are 50 students in our school from kindergarten to grade 7. Our school seems very small compared to a lot of schools we hear about.
We started school on September 6th this year and will go until the end of June. We made this video to show you what a typical day at our school looks like. We hope you like it!