Aboriginal Stories

During the month of May we have been reading Aborginal stories in the library.

Some classes have been reading books by author/illustrator Julie Flett. We have noticed her use of the colour red and other earth toned colours.  We also noticed how her books make us feel peaceful and happy. We have learned a few new words and phrases in Michif and Cree.

Other classes have been reading new books like Taan’s Moons by Alison Gear. We loved the amazing felt artwork created by Kiki van der Heiden and students from various schools on Haida Gwaii.

Finally some classes have enjoyed reading Orca Chief, Raven Brings the Light and Cloudwalker by Roy Henry Vickers and Robert Budd.  We are amazed at the beautiful paintings and enjoy trying to find the hidden clues in each illustration.

Come and check out these amazing stories any time from the library.




Our district has recently been given a trial subscription to the online reading site, Tumblebooks.  All the South Slope primary classes have visited the computer lab to learn how to access this site. We have also sent home notices to let families know how to access Tumblebooks at home.

Tumblebooks has many benefits for readers, including English Language Learners.  Listening to reading is one of the best ways for students to develop comprehension, fluency and, most importantly, experience the joy of reading.

Please see me in the library if you have any questions or comments.

Here is a quick video created by Ms. Shuster about Division 9’s experience:

Tumblebooks Listen to Reading from Lindsay on Vimeo.