Month of the Year: May – Etqulijuiku’s (Frog Croaking Time) Theme: May Flowers, Picking Fiddleheads, Bass Fishing Time Dear Students,
Usually during this time of the year, we hear the frogs croaking (Etqulijuiku’s), the birds singing and Ji’kaw (Bass) are just leaving Grand Lake and making their way up the Shubenacadie and Stewiacke Waterways. These rivers are the spawning grounds for the sea bass.
Around this time of the year, we are busy preparing our fishing rods, ordering sea worms, connecting with various organizations to plan for our yearly Outdoor Education Activity “Sea Bass Fishing.” But due to the Covid-19 Pandemic and the shutdown of LSK, our school may not be able to participate in this activity. Furthermore, we may not be able to participate in the activities planned for picking Mayflowers and Fiddleheads. However, on a positive note, someone in your home may have some knowledge or stories about picking Mayflowers and Fiddleheads. If you know someone in your family that knows how and where to pick Mayflowers or Fiddleheads, I encourage you to reach out to them for guidance.
In the meantime, our school will continue reaching out to you through online lessons. The planning day for Mi’kmaq language will be on Friday’s. I will have a new lesson planned for you to complete work and email, or fill in on Google Docs. We will also be planning a Google hangout where students can come join us and share your stories and activities.
Please do take the time to complete your online work and connect with us on the scheduled Google Hangout. I look forward to connecting with you all.