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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Final Week in Fort Providence 🙁

Hello All! Our final week in the classroom has been another busy one, and we enjoyed every second of it! With the students in kindergarten-grade 3 we continued to cover topics such as personal space, and kindness this week.This involved some fun arts and crafts, and exciting games such as an emotions version of Simon Says. With students in grades 4-12 we continued to discuss topics on sexual health. With grades 4-6, we talked about puberty, and the students were very curious […]

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Weeeeeeeeek 4

Hello dedicated blog followers, This week we continued to teach about identifying and dealing with our emotions in the younger grades. This involved some fun games such as Simon Says (emotions version) and Charades. We also started our sexual health unit with the older grades, teaching about healthy relationships, consent, and puberty. So far the kids have been particularly engaged in the sexual health topics and are overflowing with curiosity! We got to head out to spring camp again this […]

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Week 3 Complete!

HELLLLLLOOOOOOOOOO, It has been another whirlwind week here in Fort Providence, both inside and outside of the classroom! This week with the older students we focused on stress management and substance abuse. The students really loved doing our ‘circle of control’ activity to learn about how we can all manage the stress in our own lives. For the younger students, we continued to teach about bullying and introduced healthy relationships and peer pressure. In the coming weeks, we will be […]

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Week 2 with Jonah and Kevin (Nadia)

Hi again! It’s been another busy and INCREDIBLE week here in Fort Providence! In the classroom this past week, we focused on teaching bullying, stress management, and introductions to substance abuse/addiction. We were also lucky enough to join the grade 2/3s in their spring camp on Thursday. Each week, one grade goes out onto the land for the entire week, and participates in unique cultural learning experiences. During our time at spring camp we collected Labrador tea, picked wild berries, […]

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