Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Booking across Canada

Do any of you follow Growing Book by Book? If you don't you should. She has tons of great ideas for lots of different age appropriate books. This week she hosted a huge project with the assistance of 50 bloggers across the US. Each blogger shared a book that represented their state, and shared a project or activity students (either school or home school) could do to connect with the book on a deeper level. Complete list of bloggers.

I'm hoping to find Canadian Bloggers from each province, and at least one territory (fingers crossed for all 3!) to duplicate her project. Who would be interested?

Newfoundland and Labrador (Can do one for each if enough interest)
Nova Scotia (Can do a separate Cape Breton post)
Prince Edward Island
New Brunswick
Quebec (maybe one English, one French?)
Ontario: HUGE province, I'd be willing to chunk it up into smaller bits if multiple interest
British Columbia
Northwest Territories
Native Canadian Perspective (Ideally from a person from this heritage)

Like I've indicated, I'm willing to subdivide the provinces if there is multiple interest from any, we're a HUGE country.

I call mainland Nova Scotia for myself.

A date will be chosen after there is at least one blogger in place for each province.

If you're interested in participating, please leave a comment below indicating your province.

Also, could some of you please share this project on your blogs, Facebook page, etc to help me find enough participants? I'll be eternally grateful!

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  1. Hi, I would love to participate in your Booking Across Canada. I live in British Columbia, so I would like to claim that province.

    Charlene/Diamond Mom

  2. I would love to participate. I live in Southwestern Ontario! I could do a picture book or junior novel if that helps break it down.

    Looking From Third to Fourth

  3. I'd love to participate too! I'm in northern Ontario, and my fist language is French, so I could do something in French if you<d like. What a great idea! I'm off to blog about this on my own blog!

  4. I saw your comment on my blog and of course I would love to participate. I live in Ontario and teach upper elementary. I am currently doing some work with my students on a Canadian novel called "Airborn" by Kenneth Oppel. Would this fit your criteria or are you looking for picture books? I also have some activities that would go with "Tree of Life" which is an awesome science related picture book by a Canadian author. Let me know!

  5. Sounds like a great idea! I am actually new to Canada (originally from Mississippi), but am now living in Edmonton, Alberta and would love to be apart of this. I teach K/1. This will be a great way for me to learn more myself about Canadian books and other parts of Canada. :)

    Lovely Literacy & More

  6. I'd love to participate! Thanks for the invite! My class will soon be reading a French translation of an Eric Walters book. He's an author here in Ontario that's quite popular.

    I have a PEI & Winnipeg connection in mind if you need to be put in touch with a couple of possibilities!

    Will you email us the details?

    Mme Aiello @ Teaching FSL

  7. Hi! I see you already have a B.C. person, but I'd like to do British Columbia as well. (hopefully we don't pick the same book!)

    Also, Ms. M from Teachingisagift - My students last year LOVED "Airborn". I've read the whole series - so great!

    Miss D, let me know if you're interested in having two BC-ers :)

    Fun in Fourth

  8. Hi I would lobe to Represent MANITOBA! I teach grade two and my blog is 'Outta the Lines Teaching and Resources!

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  10. What kind of book are you looking for? Picture book? Novel? I can't wait to get started on this!

  11. If you'd like a third BCer I live on Vancouver Island and could do a book for that region.
    I'm thinking "Salmon for Simon" maybe:)

    Grade ONEderful
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  12. I am also from BC and wouldn't mind participating. I live in the Cariboo region and Moses, Me, and Murder is all about Barkerville and this area!
    Terri's Teaching Treasures

  13. Hi there! I would love to represent Quebec (English) I have a few books in mind. Great idea!

  14. I'd like to do A is for Algonquin!! :) And I have a French intermediate novel in mind as well... I wouldn't mind doing both.

  15. Hi Mrs. D..Thanks for contacting me. What a great idea! I am in BC and seen that has already ben claimed but will help out where ever I can! I may be able to help fill the gaps in provinces not represented through my contacts.

    Lee Fisher

  16. Hello! Thanks for the message. I am happy to join. I live in southern Ontario. You might already have enough people for that area though.
    Let me know :)

  17. Hello! Thanks for the message - this is going to be a great set of posts! I'm in PEI. Just wondering, what kind of books are you looking for? Those by Island authors, or those that are actually used in Island classrooms? Are we thinking Anne of Green Gables? Thanks:) Krystal

  18. Hi, I see there are others who would like to do BC. I would love to share our province with them. I was thinking of doing S is for Spirit Bear. I know I claimed it first, but it is such a diverse province, it is worth being featured in many different ways.

    Charlene/Diamond Mom

  19. Thanks for stopping by The Canadian Homeschooler! I'll be happy to share your project with my readers. As you already have both my and my blog partner's provinces taken care of, I'll see if we can help fill in some of the provinces you are missing so far!

    All the best with your project. When it goes live, please let me know so we can share it! :)

  20. Can more than one in a province participate? I live in Halifax and would love to join in!

  21. Maybe I could even do Alberta for you, as my sister lives there. If you need someone to fill in. I know, as a homeschooler, she would have some good resources for me.

  22. Wow! Thanks for the invite. I am from southern Ontario as well and I see you have quite a few from that province. If you would like a Niagara representative I would love to participate!

  23. Thanks for linking up with the Blog by Province Blog Hop. Please consider adding your province's blog button to your sidebar with a link back to the blog hop...let's spread the love all across this great country of ours! I can't wait for the post for Ontario in your Booking Across Canada...I found the perfect book! If you come across other Canadian bloggers I would really appreciate you sending to the blog hop:) The more the merrier!
    Have a great week!
    Ms. M

  24. That's a great idea Ms M! I will do that for sure! This could be an amazing project if we get something from each province! What book did you choose? I have also found the PERFECT book. I'm wondering if we found the same one. LOL I'm very excited about this!

    Mrs R Mathis
    The Adventures of an Occasional Teacher

  25. BC seems to have lots of representation already. I started my teaching career in Nunavut - lived and taught there for 5 years. If you don't have anyone from Nunavut and you don't need a 5th BC blogger ...

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