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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Week One = FUN (and done!)

Hello and welcome back to our blog!!! The last four days have been so busy with new and exciting events that it feels like time is flying by here. We CANNOT believe it is already Day 10. On Friday we attended the school and community picnic we mentioned in our last post and needless to say we left feeling stuffed. We were so grateful to be able to try so many local foods that were new to us, such us […]

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Gym, Gym and MORE GYM!

Hello again! Today was our last day joining in on gym classes and we were successful in meeting each class – at least twice! We are starting to get a hang of everyone’s names but admit we still have a long way to go 🙂 This morning we met with more members of the community to talk more about the culture and community in Webequie. We are learning so much through these conversations and hope to hear more throughout our […]

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Slapshotz & Pizza Parties

Jamie and Sarah here again! We are just getting back from the school where we spent most of the day joining in on gym classes. We met so many more wonderful students who are FULL of energy and are amazing at basically every sport and gym activity. The grade 1s, 3s, and 4s chased us down in freeze tag, zombie tag, and duck duck goose and the grade 7/8s dusted us (mostly Sarah) in floor hockey. With the grade two’s […]

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Hey hey from Webequie!

Jamie and Sarah here! We just had a fun filled day with so many activities! In the morning we went for a long walk to get more accompanied with our new home. We visited a couple of buildings along the way to introduce ourselves and met so many welcoming people. We ended our morning by stopping in at Simon Jacob Memorial Education Center where we met many of the staff, teachers and students. We took some of the afternoon to […]

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Webequie bound!

Hello from Jamie and Sarah! We just landed in Thunder Bay and are just waiting to board our flight to Webequie! We can’t wait to get to the community and to meet everybody there. Thank you to everyone who helped make this initiative possible, we really appreciate it. We’ll be updating this blog as we go to keep everyone updated about our experience and how the initiative is going so check back to hear all about what we’re up to! Later […]

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Meegwetch Webequie!

Meegwetch Webequie for the most incredible past 5 weeks! We feel so fortunate to have had the opportunity to get to know this wonderful community! Our last week was busy – just the way we like it! We finished up lessons on bullying, healthy habits, healthy relationships and coping strategies and still managed to squeeze in a few fun games in our last few days of teaching. The Grade 5 class enjoyed watching us act out bullying scenarios and solutions […]

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Hand Drums, Guinea Pigs and Pancakes – Week 4!

It is hard to believe that we only have one week left in this beautiful community! We have had a great 4 weeks here and are looking forward to an exciting 5th! The weather this past week treated us to a little taste of summer – warm and sunny! We had the opportunity to attend and participate in various school events this week. On Wednesday afternoon we attended the school Career Fair where visitors to Webequie displayed information about various […]

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