Top5: February Reading Round-Up (Black Canadian Authors, Children’s Lit edition)

In honour of Black History Month, this Reading Round-Up is all about Black Canadian Authors! It’s not always easy to find a readily available list of children’s books written by Canadian authors specifically let alone Black Canadian authors but they are out there and doing really wonderful work. If you’re searching for representation or to…

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Top5: Black Women To Watch (NetflixCA)

Representation of Black women in film is getting better but it’s still heavily biased. Show me our nerds, geeks, techies, and fangirls. Our cosplayers, designers, painters, and illustrators. Where’s our writers, storytellers, tap dancers, and chefs. Our entrepreneurs, our scholars, our mathematicians. Our fun girls, our funny women. Our deaf women, our blind women, our…

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Remembrance Day Homeschool Resources

Halloween has come to an end and for the brief few days leading up to November 11th, we’ll pepper in some Remembrance Day education. It seems fitting to me in this time of darker days, blustery weather, and the thinning veil, we take a somber moment to remember. Here’s a list of resources you can…

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Top 5: Wholesome Halloween Candy

Halloween is around the corner so let’s talk candy! I’m a fan. I’m pro candy y’all! Not all candy is created equal though. There are multiple reasons someone may go looking for alternative options. Allergies, intolerances, veganism, vegetarianism, better ingredients, eco-friendly packaging, or even boycotting the shady business practices of some of the biggest companies…

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Summer Wrap Up: The Rona Edition

It’s been a weird Summer… to say the least. It started with a wall of restrictions and depending on where you live you may have had some lifted or some added. It’s Posting Season in the Canadian Forces world which means many families had to move across Canada or even the world during all of…

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Summer In The Diaspora

Tumbling down from the sun. Finally, Strong enough to warm the frozen earth, Frozen water. Blooming humidity. Slowing down time. Island time. The melancholy tones of Winter, Muddy Spring, Giving way to a rhythmic breeze. Kicking off heavy boots, Loosening our feet. Ting, ting-ting-ting Whine Weave Summer -C

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Top 5: At Home Carnival with Kids

If you’re part of the Caribbean Diaspora in Canada you know that mid-Summer is our Carnival time. Since the Islands generally play mas around February/March we’ve had to adjust to Canadian weather. It would be very difficult to dawn your regalia and dance down the street in 10ft of snow! All of that being said,…

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Carib Collection: Social Studies Worksheets

When I read this quote from Dr. Best it really resonated with me. Growing up I don’t remember really learning Black Canadian history in school. Sure, there were mentions of slavery, the Underground Railroad, and a handful of (mostly) American historical figures, but I don’t remember anything about Africville, about Dr. Best, about Viola Desmond.…

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Summer Solstice Celebrations

The sun is out, the breeze is warm, and Summer is nearly officially here! You may not usually celebrate the Solstice but since we’re all still social distancing it doesn’t hurt to add in some more “fun” days! If you’re a regular celebrator let me know what your favourite traditions are in the comments! National…

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National Indigenous History Month HS Resources

June is National Indigenous History Month and the 21st is National Indigenous Peoples Day. As the school year winds down and the weather warms up it’s a great time to learn about our countries ancestors and the legacy that continues on today. It’s no coincidence that we celebrate their history and peoples on the Summer…

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