First grade has been studying Canada. Students have learned many things about Canada. For example, Canada is known for maple syrup. The most exciting of all was having Mrs. Jocelyn MacDonald (Benjamin W.’s mom) join us on Zoom as a guest speaker to give a talk about what it’s like to live in Canada.
She talked about famous winter activities in Canada such as building snowmen, skiing, hockey, and skating. Ottawa is home to the largest ice skating rink in the world - The Rideau Canal Skateway where some people even skate to work.
Some famous foods in Canada are lobster rolls, poutine, and mussels. Poutine is a dish of french fries topped with cheese curds and brown gravy.
Students also were able to see the Northern Lights. The Northern Lights can be seen all year round in Canada, but the best time is winter between 9 PM and 3 AM. They illuminate the sky for 20-40 minutes.
Students also learned that the Confederation Bridge is the longest bridge in Canada and in the world. It spans over ice-covered water and is 13 km (approximately 8 miles) long. This bridge takes over 1 million pedestrians and cars to Prince Edward Island.
Be sure to check out our Celebration of Learning video in the Canada album on Vidigami.