On Thursday October 5th, the grade 8 students presented the 'People vs Mary Moses' DVD at The Healing Journey: Family Violence Prevention in Aboriginal Communities conference. The students got a chance to meet Susan Aglukark at the conference.On Tuesday October 17th, students will be traveling to Dartmouth, NS to present the DVD and parts of the play at the Mikmaq Maliseet Annual Health Conference. Students are excited to see Francis Perry again, who will be attending the conference.
Fire Prevention Week in Canada was held from October 8th to the 14th. On October 12th, local firefighters visited the Eel Ground School to speak to our students. One of the first digital videos ever produced at the Eel Ground School was a Fire Safety Video. The video was done by Mrs. Ward's Grade 1 and 2 class in 2001. (Can you recognize any of the voices?)
Eel Ground School has recently learned that several of our video projects that we have done over the past few years will be featured on a new program on APTN called The Link. The Link is a new show that focuses on Aboriginal Youth.
The Eel Ground Podcast Club has produced the first podcast of the year.Visit the Eel Ground School Podcast Blog to listen to the latest broadcast. Hosted by Ryan, the podcast gets us up to speed on what has been happening at the Eel Ground School over the first month of school.
Last week students at the Eel Ground School went on a couple of field trips. On Thursday, the kindergarten students visited a pumpkin patch and on Friday students from kindergarten to grade 2 visited McAllister's Farm, an apple orchard in Bryenton.
Last week the Eel Ground School had the pleasure of welcoming Marilyn Simon-Ingram, an Aboriginal Park Interpreter at Kouchibouguac National Park. Marilyn spoke to the students about wildlife and vegatation that can be found at Kouchibouguac from a very unique perspective. She talked about how the Mi'kmaq people used these animals and plants in the past and how important Mother Earth is to the Mi'kmaq People.
It's the second week of school and the teachers and students are busy.The kindergarten class have been introduced to their activity centers; water, painting, sand, blocks, and kitchen. They will start a unit on apples soon. The grade ones are learning to count forward and backwards and by 5s and 10s. The grade 2 class is starting a unit on migration. The grade 3 and 4 students have completed a cool art project. Grade 5 and 6 students are learning about New Brunswick geography. The grade 7 and 8 students are reading novels. Phew...
At the end of the year, students in Mrs. Ward's grade 1 and 2 class completed a butterfly project in which they raised then released butterflies. Students learned about the butterfly lifecycle through first-hand observation.
On June 6th, 2006, Eel Ground School held its third annual year-end event focused on healthy lifestyles and diabetes awareness. This year's theme was Fear Factor. Students separated into groups and followed a map to several stations located around the community. At each station, students participated in activities related to staying physically active and eating nutritiously. Students from Metepenagiag School also attended the event.Special thanks to Shelley Leighton and her staff at the Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative, school co-ordinator Gail Francis, and all the volunteers.
On Sunday, May 28th, three Eel Ground students traveled to Kings Landing Historical Settlement to present the 'Aknutmaqn' - Mi'kmaq Storytelling Project at the Provincial Heritage Fair Showcase. Pictured above are the Eel Ground students that presented the display along with Hermenegilde Chiasson, the current Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick. Congratulations to all the students who helped created the website.