WEEK 5 IN WEB: What a wonderful week!

We can’t believe we’re already writing about our final week of teaching, how the time has flown!!! This week we really took the time to appreciate each moment, play games in each lesson and we had such a blast!  It was a busy week for the students at Simon Jacob Memorial Education Center (SJMEC) as most of them had to take either the EQAO test or the CAT 4 standardized test. Despite this, we are so grateful we still had […]

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WEEK 4 IN WEB: Career Fair & Outdoor games

Our week 4 began with a relaxing and warm weathered long weekend! On Saturday evening we were invited by two of the high school teachers for dinner (shout out to Jason and Krystyna for the best veggie chili!) and we loved getting to hear about their experiences and perspectives as teachers in the community. After dinner we were welcomed home by a group of our students who were eager for us to join them in some outdoor activities! We had […]

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WEEK 3 IN WEB: WHERE DID THE TIME GO?

Welcome back everyone to Nat and Gabi’s weekly update! This week we continued to have some really great health-related discussions with the students at Simon Jacob Memorial Education Center (SJMEC) as we focused on the topics of friendship, bullying, substances and media. Our younger students where so good at identifying  what bullying is, and with the help of some creative colouring sheets, they learned how they can prevent and stop bullying. Our students have also gotten so good at singing […]

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WEEK 2 IN WEB: Science Fair, Salad & Sunshine!

Hello everyone, it’s your favourite Webequie PE’s – Nat & Gabi – back with another weekly update!! Our second week seems to have flown by as we had our first full week of teaching at Simon Jacob Memorial Education Center (SJMEC)! This weeks lessons we focused on the themes of emotions & friendship with the younger students, and self-esteem & goal setting for the older students! Throughout the week we had some really great lessons as we had a blast […]

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A weekend in FGH: Cha Cha Slide, ATV rides and Mackenzie Mountains

We spent the morning in Yellowknife, walking to the Pilot’s Monument for a beautiful view of the city and buying groceries. Our flight to Fort Good Hope was on a very small plane that lifted into the clouds above snow and trees as far as the eyes could see. We arrived in Fort Good Hope in the evening amidst lots of snow and fog where we were greeted by the principal of Chief T’Selehye School, Morgan. After a tour of […]

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WEEK 1 IN WEB: lots of fun!

Since our arrival in Webequie and we’ve had so many wonderful experiences!! Upon our arrival on Monday afternoon, we walked over to the school -SJMEC- where we received a warm welcome from the students and the staff. We learned that this time of the year is the goose hunting season and as many older students go out camping to hunt this week, the higher grade classes have taken a more informal structure. Additionally, we arrived just in time to the […]

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Webequie Bound!

Hello everyone, welcome to our blog!! Our names are Natalie and Gabi, and we are the Peer Educators headed to Webequie, Ontario this year. Throughout the past 7 months we’ve been preparing for initiative and we are so excited to begin! We want to extend a big thank you for all the support we’ve received from our families, friends, fellow QHO members and directors in helping us fundraise and prepare for initiative. We’ve had a busy day travelling to Thunder […]

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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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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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Week TWO!!!

And just like that we’re back again after another busy week! Time truly is FLYING. In the younger classrooms this past week we continued to focus on healthy eating and also introduced body parts and the concept of consent. The kids loved seeing Jamie trace and draw out a life-size Sarah on construction paper, especially when her hands were out of proportion to her head! With the older classes (grade 6,7,8s) we discussed substances and substance abuse, as well as […]

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