Aboriginal Learning in a multicultural classroom

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  • My Class Needs a Traditional Teachings Rug to improve aboriginal understanding.

    Launched July 9th, 2017 Project Deadline January 10th, 2018
    Classroom Size 29 Students School Size 581 Students

    My Students

    Coyote Creek Elementary is an ethnically diverse middle class school located in Surrey, BC with a need for an understanding of aboriginal peoples and their contributions to Canada and Canadian culture. Teachers and students are eager to learn in order to help them better understand Canadian history and who we are as a nation of multicultural citizens. This fifth grade class would be a great place to initiate this learning, and to share it with the wider school community.

    How will this project impact them?

    It is my goal to use the traditional teachings rug, in addition to the circle of courage, to build a class community based on a number of First Nations principles. The 7 basic virtues (courage, wisdom, truth, honesty, love, respect and humility) in addition to the circle of courage goals (belonging, independence, mastery and generosity) would create a strong foundation upon which all other learning could build. This strongly supports our new curriculum in the development of the whole child. As these teachings, in this context, are new to this school, it is my intent to share this with other classrooms and to have students share their learning throughout the school. Additionally, collaborative time with other teachers would allow this to be shared across all grades.

  • Where the $976.48 goes


    Traditional Teachings Rug- 7'8" x 10'9" Rectangle


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    $599.95 x 1 = $599.95
    Shipping & Handling $89.99
    Provincial and Federal Taxes $82.80
    Fulfillment Materials * $45.00
    3rd Party Payment Processing Fee ** $12.27
    Project cost excluding donation to support myclassneeds.ca $830.01
    Optional donation to support myclassneeds.ca *** $146.47
    Project cost including donation to support myclassneeds.ca $976.48
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    Still needed $976.48

    * Fulfillment Materials: This covers the physical costs of processing teacher and student thank-you letters and pictures, including printing, postage, labels, envelopes, cover sheets, etc.

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    *** Optional Donation: An optional donation to support MyClassNeeds which is calculated at 15% of the project’s price tag. The optional contribution supports the work we do to engage teachers, build awareness, and to generally run MyClassNeeds. To do that we need a world- class website supported by strong business systems and processes that improve over time.

    Disclaimer: MyClassNeeds (MCN ) is the charitable affiliate of Curriculum Services Canada (CSC). MCN and CSC do not endorse or promote any particular supplier, product, or service requested by the teachers through our online crowdfunding platform. MCN assesses every project to ensure that the requested resources represent the most economical and impactful approach to enriching students’ learning experience.

    MCN will contact the school administrator associated with the specific project and ensure that the administrator has given approval to the project to go ahead and that the resources requested meet the fundraising guidelines within their province, board or district and school.

    MCN will seek competitive prices from various suppliers to ensure the best possible price for the materials and services. Where available, MCN may (at our discretion) suggest lower-cost alternatives that may accomplish the same project goals. Our suggestion of an alternate option is not an endorsement by either MCN or CSC of the supplier, product or service and the final decision on the choice of resource is made by the teacher(s) themselves.

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by Mrs. Ingles

I am a motivated teacher and administrator - motivated to connect with my students, to provide them with the tools to succeed, to make a difference. I am inspired by my students' curiosity and enthusiasm and endeavour to find meaningful ways to engage them. My ultimate goal is to prov...

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