Because Hey, Little Ant ends with a question–“What do you think that kid should do?”– the story naturally leads to discussion. Children want to keep talking. Common topics include bullying (“Have you ever felt like the ant?”) and the connectedness of living things (“Do you think the ant’s as important as the child?”).
Some general questions to consider:
What do you think the kid should do? Explain your answer?
What are some of the reasons for squishing the ant?
Is it okay to squish the ant? If so, under what conditions?
Are there other living things that makes it okay to squish or stamp out?
What are some alternative ways to deal with this situation?
The Ant says they are very much alike? Do you agree or disagree? Explain.
Some of our most decorated Veterans are aboriginal people. Indigenous people have a long and proud tradition of military service in Canada. From the earliest days before Canada was even a country of its own, through the First and Second World Wars, the Korean War, post-war peace support efforts, Afghanistan and on to the present day, thousands of First Nations, Métis, Inuit and other Indigenous men and women have served bravely and well in uniform.
What would a monument to brave Aboriginal Veterans look like if you were the one who designed it? What kind of animals and symbols would you use? Here is your big chance! Why don’t you take a sheet of paper and design, draw and colour your own monument to these Canadian heroes! Download National Aboriginal Veterans Monument Student Activity and colour.
It was a great read! Buddy classes selected a book to share with their buddy during D.E.A.R on Tuesday, October 24th. This was an opportunity for the older students to select classics or books that were once read to them when they were young. It was a special sharing opportunity and once reading time ended, students worked together to create their buddy reading memory.