Sunny Skies and Blueberry Messes

After a full day of traveling yesterday and a few quick layovers in Iqaluit, Igloolik, and Hall Beach, we have finally arrived in sunny, beautiful Pond Inlet, Nunavut! We want to begin by welcoming you to our blog! We are very excited to be able to share our experience as Peer Educators throughout our 6 week initiative with you all, and would also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for the continued love and support, which have helped […]

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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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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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Lots of Flights and Sleepy Nights

Hello everyone! After 2 days, 4 flights and a lot of dried mangos, we have arrived in Fort Good Hope! Huge shout out to John’s mom for driving us to the airport at 6am. We stayed overnight in the city of Yellowknife and loaded up on groceries before heading on a charter plane to our final destination. The principal of Chief T’Selehye School welcomed us at the airport, and another teacher made us pizza from the school’s pizza and bagel […]

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Until Next Time!

Hello again! While we safely arrived back in Ottawa on Thursday, we would like to share some more stories from our incredible last week in Pond Inlet! Last Friday, our time in the classroom was a bit limited by extracurricular activities but we managed to find time to finish up our lessons on mental health, goal setting, and leadership. We got our students to perform different variations of the Human Knot, which they seemed to really enjoy! Since we had […]

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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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Week Five = DONE

Dear most diligent blog followers, As sad as it is to say, Friday was our last day teaching in the classrooms of Ikusik High School, Pigiruvik Elementary School and the Boys Rehabilitation Centre. It has been a very very busy, fulfilling, exciting, tiring and LIT four weeks of teaching. Our flight leaves on Wednesday morning so not to worry, we will still be booping in and out of classrooms to play games and say our goodbyes on Monday and Tuesday!! (Just to clarify […]

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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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Week 5!

Hello again! Week 5 in Pond Inlet has officially come to an end! We are looking forward to spending another week in this beautiful community but are sad to think that we will be leaving so soon. The past couple days have once again been full of teaching, fun activities and new experiences. On Friday we finished up our Sexual Health Unit and got to use our homemade board game to review with some of our students. After school on Friday we put […]

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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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