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We will begin each day at school by acknowledging the traditional territory upon which we gather today before O'Canada. We are on Treaty 1 Territory and the Metis homeland. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada is all about the education of children. With the work of the Commission complete, Canadians are now more aware of the facts regarding residential schools and the impact of this system on generations of Indigenous peoples in Canada. In the Commission's final report, ninety-four Calls to Action were recommended including non-Indigenous Canadians be more educated on the topic. One of the Commission's Calls to Action states: "Make age-appropriate curriculum on residential schools, treaties, and Indigenous peoples' historical and contemporary contributions to Canada a mandatory education requirement for Kindergarten to Grade Twelve students." This means all students should graduate with knowledge of the Indigenous viewpoint and how Indigenous people fit in Canadian history. Education was the primary tool of oppression of Indigenous peoples, and miseducation of all Canadians. The Commission concluded that education holds the key to reconciliation.
Be sure to check out our beautiful pathway stone at the new Viking Park. At SSES, we are always inspiring growth and wonder so that we can learn reading, writing, and math in meaningful and engaging ways! What are some of your wonders??
At SSES, we believe in individualized learning and always challenging our students to work on their personal learning goals. Math games using dice and a deck of cards are one way we help our students to enhance their skills and to work on their next steps. This can also be a great way to incorporate Math "home work" to add to your nightly reading. Math is all around us and games are a fantastic way to make learning our Math facts in a positive, fun, and engaging way!