Sage Harvesting

Today the grade 2s had the amazing opportunity to visit Nose Hill park to pick Sage. In class we talked about reasons why we smudge and all the amazing gifts it brings us. We discussed different body parts we smudge and why. 

Some of our ideas are were:

We smudge our:

- heads to think good thoughts

- eyes to see good things

- ears to hear good things and listen to all the teachings

At Nose Hill, Dr. Lana Potts led a group smudge and prayer, then taught us the difference between male and female sage and last showed us what to pick. Male sage has broader leafs and doesn't grow seeds. Female sage grows lower to the ground to watch over all the other medicines and grows seeds. We don't pick it when it has seeds because we want them to spread to Na'a.

After our teachings, prayer, and group smudge we were each given some tobacco to offer to Na'a before we picked. 

Thank you for all your teachings!

We had a beautiful morning <3




September 2019 - Welcome back!

Oki, Tansi, Bonjour and Hello!

My name is MacKenzie MacLeod. Calgary has been my home since I was born so I have had many years exploring the vast prairies and the remarkable Rocky Mountains. I love to spend time outside with my husband biking, going for walks with my puppy Bernie, and just enjoying the sun!

So far this month we have been exploring identity. We have focused on our own individual identities as well as our identity as a class. We have been building strong relationships in our classroom community.  We have been exploring what makes each of us unique and special and what important qualities and skills we contribute to the class. 

In art we focused on self-portraits. They look amazing! Be sure to come check them out.

Next month’s focus: 

·       Literacy: Groups started September 2nd

·       Writing: Sentences

Math: Counting to 100, Making 10

Science: Exploring water

Important dates:

·       September 5th – Meet the staff BBQ 4:30-6:30pm

·       September 30th - Orange shirt day





Ms. MacKenzie

Sage Harvesting

Today the grade 2s had the amazing opportunity to visit Nose Hill park to pick Sage. In class we talked about reasons why we smudge and all the amazing gifts it brings us. We discussed different body parts we smudge and why. 

Some of our ideas are were:

We smudge our:

- heads to think good thoughts

- eyes to see good things

- ears to hear good things and listen to all the teachings

At Nose Hill, Dr. Lana Potts led a group smudge and prayer, then taught us the difference between male and female sage and last showed us what to pick. Male sage has broader leafs and doesn't grow seeds. Female sage grows lower to the ground to watch over all the other medicines and grows seeds. We don't pick it when it has seeds because we want them to spread to Na'a.

After our teachings, prayer, and group smudge we were each given some tobacco to offer to Na'a before we picked. 

Thank you for all your teachings!

We had a beautiful morning <3




September 2019 - Welcome back!

Oki, Tansi, Bonjour and Hello!

My name is MacKenzie MacLeod. Calgary has been my home since I was born so I have had many years exploring the vast prairies and the remarkable Rocky Mountains. I love to spend time outside with my husband biking, going for walks with my puppy Bernie, and just enjoying the sun!

So far this month we have been exploring identity. We have focused on our own individual identities as well as our identity as a class. We have been building strong relationships in our classroom community.  We have been exploring what makes each of us unique and special and what important qualities and skills we contribute to the class. 

In art we focused on self-portraits. They look amazing! Be sure to come check them out.

Next month’s focus: 

·       Literacy: Groups started September 2nd

·       Writing: Sentences

Math: Counting to 100, Making 10

Science: Exploring water

Important dates:

·       September 5th – Meet the staff BBQ 4:30-6:30pm

·       September 30th - Orange shirt day





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