74 Lessons and Countless Smiles

Hello, and welcome to our final blog post! After 5 weeks, 74 lessons, and 3 jars of peanut butter, our time here in Pond has officially come to an end, and we are here to tell you all about the smiles that our last week in the community brought us. We started our final week in the classroom learning all about healthy relationships and consent with the Junior High students at Nasivvik High School. We talked about what a healthy […]

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Week 5 = cooking marathon !!

Hello and welcome back! This past week was our final full week of classes and we truly can’t believe it. It feels like only yesterday that we were getting lost finding grocery stores and consistently falling into large snow banks (although let’s be real, that still happens daily). This week’s lessons focused on bullying and building healthy friendships with our primary students, and suicide prevention and coping strategies with our older students. The younger students were amazing in talking about […]

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Saying goodbye to Fort Providence

Hey everyone! Our last week has been filled with so much fun and memories it’s hard to know where to start. After a loss in the community, we took time to reflect and taught lessons about grief management to some of the younger grades. We are constantly amazed by the sense of support and love in the community, and this week was no exception. The weather has been very warm this week and we took the opportunity to teach a […]

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Sushi Night and Yoga Mornings

Hello again, and welcome back to our blog!! This past Sunday marked our 1-month anniversary in Pond, and we are here to share a few of our most recent updates. From yoga to colouring pages to sushi, this past week has been a big one. We started the week at Nasivvik High School by finishing our lessons on mental health and self-care with all the Junior High students. As we wrote in our last blog post, we talked about what […]

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Done Week 4 and We Want More!!!

Hello dedicated blog followers!! Sarah and Jamie are back once again to fill you in since last Monday. This past week was busy busy busy at Simon Jacob Memorial Education Centre. On Tuesday the entire school participated in a community cleanup run by the band hall which we were able to join in on with many of the classrooms. On Wednesday the school hosted the Career Fair, where local organizations and companies came and displayed information about various careers for […]

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Dogs, Dogos and the Occasional Goat!

Hi Everyone! We have had an amazing week 4 filled with lot of learning and continuing peer to peer education! This week we continued sexual health with the Jr. High class and allowed them to gain a solid understanding of why it is important we know so much about our bodies. We also worked on goal setting with the younger classes and encouraged them to dream big for their futures! On Thursday we had the opportunity to go to Spring […]

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The End of A New Beginning

Hello again loyal blog followers, We are sad to say that it is our last blog post here in Fort Good Hope! We have had an amazing week, filled with opportunities to both teach and learn. We spent the first part of the week teaching about healthy relationships, consent, stress, anxiety and nutrition. A lot of the students have asked us about stress and anxiety, and other community members have placed emphasis on teaching youth how to recognize and cope with […]

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Week 5 = Games and Girls Nights !!

Sal Pals here with another snazzy and snowy update!! We thought it would be fun to update you all on our long weekend and all the activities we have been up to. On Friday, we started off the weekend right with an awesome evening of board games and movies. Danica played her first game of Pandemic, which she got the hang of right away (a future board game superstar for sure). We planned a hike with our students for Saturday […]

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Braids, Bananas, and Bannock

Another week, another blog post! This past week has been the halfway point of our initiative, which is crazy to think about. Crazy that we’ve already been in Pond for three weeks, but also crazy that we’ve only been in Pond for three weeks. We’re still so excited about everything we’ve done, all we’ve taught, everyone we’ve met, and we can’t wait to see what the upcoming weeks will bring. We started this week at Nasivvik High School with a […]

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Lonnng Weekends in Webequie!

Hello dedicated blog followers!! Sarah and Jamie are back & ready to fill you all in since last Sunday! We started off last week in the classroom by delving into puberty with the grades 4’s and 5’s. We were able to split up the classes into boys and girls, with Sarah leading conversations with the girls and Jamie with the boys. These lessons were open and honest and filled with giggles and questions, and we were both super happy with how […]

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