Ms. MacKenzie

Google Classroom and Google Meets

Welcome back from spring break. I hope everyone had a relaxing and restful break and that you all stayed safe and healthy.

We have been working to to get an online learning platform set up for all students. Last week Ms. Allison shared that we will be using Google Classroom and Google Meet as our online teaching and learning tools. I am excited to continue our learning journey in a new way!

To access Google Classroom, go to


To access Google Meet, go to

Tuesday April 14th you will receive an email from me that has your child's google log in information. Please take some time that day to explore all 3 classrooms your child is enrolled in - Homeroom, Reading group and Math group.

I am so excited to continue to learn with everyone and look forward to connecting with all of you.

Check the post below for extra resources and websites that can students can use during free time.

<3 Ms. MacKenzie

Google Classroom 

First check your email for your child's email and password.

Next click the log in link.

Then watch this how to video to access your Childs classes

You should be all set up! Please send us an email if you need additional help setting up your Childs google classroom. Content on google classroom will available shortly.

Raz Kids how to

First check your email for your child's username and password

Next click:

Teacher username: mackenziegr2

Click the link below for a how to access raz kids video :)

Daily Schedule and Outcomes

Reading group:

Read Aloud

Book: The Snail and the Whale, written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler

Link to video:


This is a story that explores the physical beauty of the world and the beauty found in helping others. It is about a snail who longs to see the world and hitches a ride on a whale's tail. Together they go on a journey and see icebergs, volcanoes, penguins and sharks. The snail gets to see how big and beautiful the word really is. The whale becomes beached in a bay and it is the snail who brings everyone together to save the whale.

Big words from the story to explore with your child as you listen to the story and after reading:

  • gazed
  • flock
  • sighed
  • lift
  • immensely
  • towering
  • arched
  • frolicked
  • vast
  • tide

Resource List

Reading Resources:


Username name: calgarypl

Password: sd19





Math Resources:

Math Playground:

Science Resources:


Nasa Kids Club:

National Geographic Kids

Switcheroo zoo

Body Breaks:

Cosmickids yoga

Social Studies Resources:

Glenbow Museum


Thank you ICNTR!

We have been very fortunate to be a part of a program called "It's A Crime Not To Read" this year. It’s A Crime Not to Read is a program offered by the Calgary Public Library. Each month, library staff and a Calgary Police officer visit our school to read aloud to students and talk about the role of police in the community. A selection of books is brought to each session for students to borrow until the following month.

This past week we had the opportunity to visit Village Square Public Library. We explored the kids section (so many books) and had a pizza party with our police officers!!

Thanks so much ICNTR, The Calgary Public Library, and Calgary Police Service.

Trudy's Rock Story

100th day of school!


Old Moon

Happy new year! Welcome back from break. I hope you all had a fun and restful break.

What is coming up:

- Best part of me - writing

- Drumming residency with Mr. Darcy

- Crime not to Read - January 15

- Science - Boats and Buoyancy



Cold Moon


Thank you to all the students, parents, Elder Randy, and Metis Veteran Bob Gray who joined us for our Remembrance Day assembly today. Students were encouraged to take time to remember all the Indigenous Veterans who have fought to keep us safe. We had to opportunity to spread a little peace and love to all during our assembly when we sang the song I've got peace.

Great work grade 2s.

Happy Halloween!

Grade 2s had a SPOOTACULAR day! 

Ayy. Hiy Hiy. Merci. Marsee Kititten. Thank you.

We are grateful!

Orange Shirt day at Niitsitapi

Today is a very special day where we spend a little extra time celebrating how special and unique we each are.

We started by sharing a teaching that was passed on to us by Cree Elder, Elder Kerrie.

She taught us that Creator put everything on Earth on purpose and gave each living thing a gift. Natoosi (our sun) has many gifts such as light, heat, life. Aohki (water) has gifts such as providing homes for animals. Tobacco plant was given the gift of respect and that is what it has taught the 2 leggeds.

Each 2 legged is also given gifts, things that we can and should share with others!

We spent time talking about each of our gifts. Here is what we came up with:

We are:

- Kind

- Caring

- Teachers

- Curious

- Helpful

- Active

- Sporty

- Smart

- Readers

- Cleaners

And the list keeps going!

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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The provincial government has announced that schools will return to classes under Scenario 1. We’re very excited to welcome our students back to school, while keeping everyone as safe as possible on Tuesday Sept 1 #yycbe #WeAreCBE

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Congratulations to the three #WeAreCBE students awarded a Queen’s Golden Jubilee Citizenship medal! The award honours outstanding citizenship, leadership, community service and volunteerism. Way to go!

Congratulations to the four #WeAreCBE students selected by Alberta Education to become members of the Minister’s Youth Council!

Today we sent a year end message to families about our planning for school re-entry this fall. Re-entry survey results and a transportation reminder. Check your email to read it online: #yycbe #WeAreCBE