Saturday, June 1, 2013

Booking Across Canada party. Nova Scotia: How Summer Came to Canada

Welcome to the main post for the Booking across Canada party. On this page, you will see links to the blog pages of each confirmed participant if I could find their blog.

As I am working on the day of the party, I will update the list with direct links to the posts on Sunday, but you should be easily able to find their posts as they go live.

At the bottom half of the page you will find my contributions to our event.

To the bloggers participating, please add links to your posts in the comments incase my reader is not working to make it easier for me to find your books and freebies.

Newfoundland and Labrador: None Confirmed
New Brunswick: None Confirmed
Prince Edward Island: Krystal @ Lessons from the Middle
Mrs. R. Mathis @ The Adventures of an Occasional Teacher
Manitoba: Sara Kerr @
Saskatchewan: None Confirmed
Yukon: None Confirmed
Northwest Territories: None Confirmed

And now for my chosen book:

How Summer Came to Canada

How Summer Came to Canada
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The Native peoples of Eastern Canada are the Micmacs. This short book tells one of their tales about Glooscap (their creator?) and and how he helped to bring Summer to Canada (and by extension Spring and Fall)

Game/Phys. Ed:
Do you know how to play red light-green light? In this version, students try to get to the other side when Summer is called, but must be frozen when Winter is called. I call this Summer-Winter, lol.

Throughout the book students can see the artist didn't draw or paint the pages, but instead used torn paper and bits of nature. So for this activity, students will use a variety of media to create a picture.
Take a large sheet of construction paper/art paper and fold in half. On the top or bottom of each side print clearly either Summer or Winter.
Have students collect twigs, and glue one on each side.
On the side labelled Winter, students may add additional smaller twigs to show the branches of the tree. Perhaps use cotton balls for snow in the trees and on the ground? Use torn white paper to make snow drifts on the ground.
On the side labelled Summer, students may glue bits of leaves torn, or torn green papers to show the tree in summer. Also, colours may be added to show flowers.

Language Arts
Have students take the part of Winter or Summer and write a letter to the other (or Glooscap) and tell them about what the land is like in their absence.

Have students put the four seasons in the medicine wheel, and draw arcs around the outside to show when Summer and Winter are present in the land.

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  1. Whoops! I'm on this! Conked out last night instead of finishing the blog post like I was supposed to (this humidity is gettting to me, especially since we're still in school!) Here's the link & I'm just finishing up my post post with an Eric Walters/French freebie now. It'll be live within an hour!

    Mme Aiello @ Teahing FSL

  2. I have written a great post about the book "A is for Algonquin" and ABC book about Ontario. You can read it at I can't wait to see all the other Canadian bloggers choices! Have a great weekend everyone!
    Sidney (aka Ms.M)

  3. What a beautiful morning here in PEI! I just got back from a morning walk on the beach! Summer....hurry up!!! Anyhow, here is my blog post for this great booking party! The book I chose is Anne of Green Gables and I shared a quick lesson on voice. Happy blog hopping everyone:)


  4. Here is the link to my post! I also wrote about A is for Algonquin and created a great FREEBIE lapbook for it!! It's free for the month of June only, so grab it while you can!

    Mrs. Mathis’ Homeroom – A Lapbook all About Ontario

    Thank you for inviting me to be a part of this project!

    Mrs. Mathis’ Homeroom

  5. We are having a weekend of summer storms here in Southwestern Ontario. My post is on "The Paper Bag Princess". You can read it here:

    Thanks for hosting.

  6. Here is the link to my post:

  7. Hey just wondering... Are you not doing a linky so we can link up? Most bloggers that host linkies have an add URL link so that other bloggers can go view the other blogs that way.

    Lovely Literacy and More

    1. I don't know why I didn't do it that way too, but I wanted to give the links to all the bloggers participating in case they forgot to link up. Tomorrow afternoon I'm going to go through all these links and find the actual posts to update this page, and repost. Well, hopefully tomorrow, may be Monday.

  8. If anyone would like to link up so my followers can find your lovely blogs and resources you are more than welcome to link up on my blog page.
    I have provided a 175 page All About Alberta freebie (ONLY available today)along with a Canadian counting freebie.
    Thank you so much for allowing us to connect and share all these great resources with each other :)
    Lovely Literacy and More

  9. I have just posted my blog for BC and I have linked it up to Brittany's linky. Hop on over and check it out.

    Charlene/Diamond Mom
    Diamond Mom's Treasury

  10. Just posted! I talked about "If You're Not from the Prairie..." by David Bouchard. Come on down!

    The specific link:


    Apples, Owls, and Peppermint Mochas

  11. Yeah! I'm so glad you organized this! Can't wait to look around. I'll be sure to share on my social platforms this week and add you to our Booking Across the USA main page ( ) tomorrow too. Congrats!

  12. Hey...I know I'm coming on here late but I was away much of last of last week and am just getting back into the swing of things. Here is the link to the main page of my "Booking Across Canada". By hovering over the link on my menu you can access the book, activities, and other links. I look forward to adding each of the other bloggers and using their books someday while teaching.


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