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November 16, 2011

Today I shared my prairie heritage with the children.  My maternal and paternal grandparents came from different parts of Europe and settled on the prairies in the early 1900's.  I chose to share a wheat ornament made of glass.  This ornament was given to me by my parents so I will always remember my prairie roots and my family that is still there.  (I really wanted to share the Saskatchewan Riders' logo)

Lots of giggles erupted when I told the children I was from Saskatchewan.  There was even more laughter as the children all tried to say Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. We read the book "If you're not from the prairie...." by David Bouchard.  I shared my stories of growing up in Saskatchewan, the land of endless sky and very cold winters.I asked the children to make a decoration of their choice using dough as the medium.    When the decorations dry, they will be painted and brought home to share.

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  1. Hi Deb,
    I bet the children were brought closer to understanding who you are. We sometimes forget how important it is for us to help children know who we are as people with a history. We can do this best by sharing our stories with them and I was delighted to see you doing this and even more delighted to see how the children were captivated by the story. I could almost see the pictures they were creating in their heads as they asked questions and giggled. I hope this inspires them to find things about themselves that are used as decorations in their own homes. This is helping them develop their awareness and observation skills while also helping them weave together the stories of our communities both big and small.

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