Week 3 in Fort Prov: Eat, Sleep, Bead, REPEAT

For our third week in Fort Providence, we had a wonderful balance of teaching in the classroom and spending time at Spring Camp. We started our week off talking about sleep and hygiene with the K-1, 2-3, and 4-5 classes. The grade 4-5s had so many awesome questions regarding sleep, especially in relation to how sleep is affected by sugar and healthy eating! We were excited that we already had a nutrition lesson up our sleeves for Friday, where we […]

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Week 2 in Fort Prov: It’s May … Which Means Playground Games & Spring Camp Days

            Wow! We both can’t believe another week in Fort Providence has flown by! This week was truly a test for our Type-A personalities when school was cancelled two out of five days! On Monday, teachers had a STIP day, so there were no students in the school. This gave us a chance to catch up on lesson planning and utilise the precious school wifi! After school, we worked on establishing more community connections and headed to the RCMP to […]

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Week One in Fort Providence: Art, Baking, & Ice Breaking!

And just like that, our first week in Fort Providence is over! This week was filled with laughter, learning both inside and outside the classroom, and getting to know the wonderful community here. After a 24-hour travel day, we landed in Yellowknife and went straight to the grocery store to stock our fridge for the next six weeks! We then made the trek from Yellowknife to Fort Providence, in a speedy 3 hours. On the way, we were lucky enough […]

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Fort Providence Bound!

Hello everyone, our names are Annelise and Emily, and we are super excited to be finishing our final preparations in anticipation of our arrival in Fort Prov! We are both very grateful for this opportunity that Queen’s Health Outreach and the community of Fort Providence have provided us with, and all of the work that so many people have put in to make our role as Peer Educators possible. We will be updating this blog for the duration of our […]

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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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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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Waterfalling for Fort Prov

Hi Everyone! We can’t believe initiative is more than half over already!! We have done so many incredible things since being here and we cannot thank everyone in Fort Providence that has been so welcoming to us during the last 3 weeks! This past week we have opened the classroom discussions about drugs and alcohol with the older kids and how to have proper hygiene with the younger grades. We played some really fun games outside the classroom with kids […]

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Week 2: bannock, beading and sun burns!!

Hey everyone! This week flew by!! We had the opportunity to do so many amazing things that we learned so so much from! The classrooms this week were full of energy and we continued to develop some great peer to peer relationships. On Wednesday, we had the opportunity to go to spring camp with the K-1 class and had a blast! Spring camp is when each class spends a week on the land learning traditional practices! We had so much […]

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Sleepovers, Sunsets and the NORTHERN LIGHTS

Hi friends! We have had the most incredible first week in Fort Providence and are absolutely loving everything that we have experienced so far! We made it through our first week of teaching and made some really great connections with many students! We are teaching in every classroom in the school at least twice a week and are really excited about getting to know all the kids better 🙂 The teachers here are super welcoming and have really made us […]

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Made it to Fort Providence!

Hi Everyone!! Our names are Chantal and Leah and we have just arrived in Fort Providence, NWT! We are so excited to explore the community today and settle in. Our journey so far has been very fun and we are extremely fortunate to be staying with Linnea, one of the teachers of the school we will be teaching in! Yesterday we arrived in Yellowknife and did a big grocery shop before making the 4 hour drive to Fort Prov! On […]

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