On Monday, February 24, Mrs.
Lavoie’s Grade 2-4 class at Joseph H. Kennedy P.S. learned about traditional Indigenous teachings, and how to make Hair-Bone Pipe Bracelets.
The day started in a good way, with a sharing circle and smudge. Students used linking cubes to make a repeating pattern
with different types of beads. Next, they used a 44 square template to plan out a Hair-Bone Pipe Bracelet, using proportional and spatial reasoning. Finally, all the students made a unique bracelet.
Students also learned the Numbers 1-5 in Anishinaabemowin!
Meegwetch to the following people for supporting the students in their learning: Laura-Jean Flood, (member of Matchechewan First Nation, cultural coordinator for Kunuwanimano), Kaitlyn Julien (DSB1 Indigenous Student Trustee), Xavier Babin (Grade 7 student IFSSe),
Brandon Hilts (Grade 12 IFSS), Dina Festarini and Tiffany Elliott (Indigenous Student Advisors).