World AIDS Day

Sunday December 1st is World AIDS Day.  Take a moment to consider all those, past, present, and future who have been, or will be, affected by this deadly scourge.  As we head into the season of giving, consider a gift to the Stephen Lewis Foundation.  Indeed, the Foundation has just released the report from the African Grandmothers TribunalRead the summary, or the full report, here.

If you are looking for classroom ideas, or just generally to learn more, visit ESL/ELL teacher Larry Frelazzo’s Best Web Resources for Learning About HIV & AIDS.

Canada Reads: The Final Five

The five books that all of Canada will read have been announced:

  • Stephen Lewis defends The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
  • Wab Kinew defends The Orenda by Joseph Boyden
  • Donovan Bailey defend Half Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan
  • Samantha Bee defends Cockroach by Rawi Hage
  • Sarah Gadon defends Annabel by Kathleen Winter

Read about all of these books, and celebritites, at the CBC Canadian Reads website.

YA Author Don Aker

Selected Grade 9 students will be participating in a workshop with Nova Scotia based Canadian YA Author Don Aker during Period 4 this afternoon.  Don Aker is the author of a number of Award winning books, and his latest book is among this year’s White Pine offerings.

Students attending are reminded that you need to check regarding any work which will be missed in class.

We do not have room for any additional students to attend this session, but if individual teachers on Prep want to join us, please feel free.