During this challenging time of living and adapting with the uncertainty of COVID-19, in their English Language Arts classes, middle school students at Maupeltuewey Kina’matno’kuom in Matt MacKeil’s classroom have been thriving by utilizing their digital skills! Learning is primarily completed online using google classroom as the main platform. Current projects completed include letter writing, and a video presentation of În Flanders Fields for Remembrance Day veterans to view. Also, in order to keep up with current events, students complete virtual reflections with an assigned news article of the week.
Students also participated in various online webinars. With Green Schools, Nova Scotia, students discussed habitats and how human ecological footprints can impact natural ecosystems, and reviewed ways to protect our environment. Finally, students learned about Orange Shirt Day virtually, as they participated in the Every Child Matters national web event, focusing on Truth and Reconciliation.
Students in ABMHS celebrated Nitap Day in early October. They made posters with words or phrases about friendship.
Bear River held their annual Harvest Festival on October 23 & 24. The weather cooperated and they had a beautiful weekend for their event!
Students from Pictou Landing School had the opportunity to share their knowledge of language, culture and traditions in a CBC Radio interview. The link to the interview can be found below.