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Scroll down for my latest posts or use the ‘Categories’ menu on the left to find some fun activities. But first…

 Some friendly faces you might recognise!

I would love to share some photos of you,

and those around you, here on this blog, doing what you do at home during this crazy time of there being no schools open!!

Please email me any pictures you would like to share and let me know if you would like a caption or name(s) to go with it. My email address is in the Contact section of this blog

Small number and the big tree

Math Catcher

Small Number is a young boy who gets into a lot of mischief. With his sister Perfect Number he visits their Grandma who lives in a small village on their Nation’s traditional territory.

 

Math Catcher

To promote mathematics among Aboriginal learners a group led by Veselin Jungic of The IRMACS Centre at SFU has created a series of stories with mathematical themes. These stories are based on the storytelling tradition of Aboriginal peoples.

All of the stories have been translated into several Aboriginal languages, including Blackfoot, Cree, Halq’em ́eylem, Heiltsuk, Hul’q’umi’num’, Huu-ay- aht, Nisga’a, Sliammon, and Squamish languages.

All of the stories can be found at  http://mathcatcher.irmacs.sfu.ca/stories and on YouTube on ‘The IRMACS Centre’ channel

The first story, Small Number Counts to 100 was inspired by narration from Ms. Rina Sinclair of the Siksika Nation.

Small Number and the Salmon Harvest

Math Catcher

Small Number is a young boy who gets into a lot of mischief.  He lives in a small village by the water with his mother and father. It is a crisp autumn day and Small Number is helping his father to prepare the nets for tomorrow’s salmon harvest. “There is a school of salmon by Straight Line Beach. We need to set our net in the morning while the tide is still high,” says Small Number’s father...

 

 

Math Catcher

To promote mathematics among Aboriginal learners a group led by Veselin Jungic of The IRMACS Centre at SFU has created a series of stories with mathematical themes. These stories are based on the storytelling tradition of Aboriginal peoples.

All of the stories have been translated into several Aboriginal languages, including Blackfoot, Cree, Halq’em ́eylem, Heiltsuk, Hul’q’umi’num’, Huu-ay- aht, Nisga’a, Sliammon, and Squamish languages.

All of the stories can be found at  http://mathcatcher.irmacs.sfu.ca/stories and on YouTube on ‘The IRMACS Centre’ channel

The first story, Small Number Counts to 100 was inspired by narration from Ms. Rina Sinclair of the Siksika Nation.

Dr. Bonnie Henry

These fabulous pictures are by artist Sharon Montgomery who lives and works in Victoria, BC.

Free printable downloads of these two pieces are available from her website http://www.sharonmontgomery.net/

Carpenter Ants 🐜

One of our volunteers, Bruce, often leaves interesting objects in the classroom for me to share with the children; mostly things he’s found in the garden!

Lucky for us, Bruce is still sharing things with us even during this time of social distancing!

This is a video Bruce took of some carpenter ants making a nest in an old piece of Fir.

They make nests in wood by chewing sandpaper-smooth tunnels and chambers in wood. They cannot eat the wood. The wood is discarded as shredded fragments of coarse sawdust ejected from the nests. The sawdust may contain dead ants and bits of dead insects that the carpenter ants have eaten.

If you’ve seen a “big, black ant” outside your house, it was probably a carpenter ant. Carpenter ants serve a useful purpose in nature.  Their nests consist of tunnels and chambers chewed into soft wood.  The openings and hollow spaces they create contribute to the natural decay of stumps, logs and dead limbs.  Without recyclers such as carpenter ants we would be up to our necks in dead, un-decomposed organic matter in the landscape and woodlands.