Friday, July 31, 2015

TD Summer Reading Program Week 5: Ages 9-12

Week 5: Play around the World
Week 5 of the reading program has come and gone and this week we traveled
around the world!

At the beginning of the program, I asked everyone to close their eyes and imagine their favourite place in the entire world, and then had them think about why it was their favourite place. We shared with the class and it was awesome to hear all the places they've been! A lot of kids said Disneyland because of the food and the rides and because, of course, it was the happiest place in the world! My favourite answer though was Home, because how fantastic is that?!

The first thing we did was get started on a craft because I knew it would take a while! (And I was right!)
Our craft today was a paper mache pinata! Here is what you need to make it:

-Modge Podge
-Cut of pieces of Newspaper or Magazines

-Using the paintbrush, paint the modgepodge onto the balloon then start to stick the newspaper to it! It is a really easy craft but quite time consuming depending on the size of the balloon. It took us almost 45 minutes!!)

With the last 15 minutes that we had of the program we sat outside and ate nachos and salsa and had some Canadian Trivia questions! 

Here are some of the questions that we had:

  1. Who was the first Prime Minister of Canada? Sir John A. Macdonald
  2. What animal is on the Canadian quarter?
    the CARIBOU
  3. How many oceans touch Canada? THREE - the Atlantic on the east, the Pacific on the west and the Arctic to the north
  4. How many countries border Canada? ONE - the United States of America
  5. How many provinces in Canada? TEN - from west to east they are:  British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland
  6. What is the capital city of Canada (the national capital)? Ottawa
  7. True or False?  Canada is the world's second largest country, by land mass? TRUE
  8. What is the Canadian $1 coin called? the Loonie  (the loon is a Canadian bird and is pictured on the coin, thus the name)
  9. How many territories in Canada? THREE - from west to east they are:  Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut
  10. What is the most recent territory in Canada called? Nunavut
  11. What is the leader of Canada called? the Prime Minister
  12. What leaf is on the Canadian flag? the maple leaf - it is the national emblem of Canada
  13. What is the Canadian national anthem called? O Canada -- oddly enough, although it has been sung since the late 1800's, it wasn't proclaimed Canada's National Anthem until 1980.
  14. What is the "big prize" for the Canadian Football League ("CFL") called?  The ________ cup
    the GREY cup
  15. What is the "big prize" for the National Hockey League ("NHL") called?  The _______ cup
    the STANLEY cup 

Next week our theme is "Play with Magic" so be prepared to become magicians!