Canada Symbol Legend

Sometimes technology is great, but when it decides not to, it can be a pain!! I wanted to post the picture of all the symbols and questions the class came up with today for our Canadian legends, but alas, I am unable. Hopefully I can tomorrow!

Over the last couple weeks, we have been talking about symbols in patterns, but also how they can have certain meanings. Also, in different countries and cultures around the world, symbols that are unique to each culture/country are often followed by legends or stories to try and explain them. Today we read a story about how the Maple Leaf was so colorful. We talked about how legends are created to find a possible explanation to answer a question. Most of the time, the legends are not true and just stories, but they are often very creative! The 5 symbols of Canada that the class thought of are: maple leaf, cold winter winds, Canada Goose, moose, and the beaver. For each symbol, we then brainstormed different questions to base our legend stories on.

The following homework for the students tonight, is to tell you (the parents) what their symbol is, what question they want to use, and possible ideas to answer the question in a legend. Please brainstorm some ideas together and write them down in a comment below. Tomorrow, we will all share each others ideas and begin writing our legends!



18 Comments so far

  1.   Jessie on September 18th, 2014          Reply

    My symbol is the maple leaf.
    My question is Why do the maple leaves grow and be gone?
    – It starts as a little bud in the spring
    – As the summer continues the leaves become large and green
    – When the fall comes they change into many beautiful color like orange, yellow and red.
    – Also in fall the leaves fall from the trees to the ground below.
    – when the winter wind comes, the leaves are gone
    – Spring arrives and it all starts over again.

  2.   Brooklyn on September 19th, 2014          Reply

    I picked the symbol: Maple Leaf
    My Question is: Why is the maple leaf on the Canadian Flag
    The maple leaf is a symbol that means:
    To be Strong
    To Grow
    To Be free
    To Be Successful and Peace

  3.   Xander on September 19th, 2014          Reply

    My symbol is cold winter winds (ice heart)

  4.   Xander on September 19th, 2014          Reply

    My symbol is cold winter winds (Ice heart):

    My question is: Why does it feel like it is grabbing you?

    *You get the shivers
    *Your body hairs go up
    *It hurts
    *It moves you

  5.   Josh on September 19th, 2014          Reply

    My Symbol is a cold winter winds

    My questions Where do the cold winter winds come from?

    It starts in Russia in the winter because it is freezing there and blows to Canada.

  6.   Cole on September 19th, 2014          Reply

    My Symbol is the Canada Goose.

    My question is: Where does the goose go in the winter?

    When it starts to get cold the goose fly’s south.

    It goes south because it’s hot and he can build a nest to have babies.

  7.   Luciana on September 19th, 2014          Reply

    My symbol is: Moose
    My question is: why do the man moose have antlers?
    Answer:
    because they want to impress the ladies

    •   Luciana on September 19th, 2014          Reply

      My Nana is hear

      •   Christine Plett on September 20th, 2014          Reply

        That is great! Are you having fun with her? What are you doing this weekend??

  8.   linden on september 18,2014 on September 19th, 2014          Reply

    My symbol is Maple Leaf:Question:Why maple leaf is the symbol of Canadian National Flag? Have no idea.

  9.   Jen Berg on September 19th, 2014          Reply

    My symbol is a moose.
    My question is: What do mooses like to eat?
    Answer: Plants, grass and berries.

  10.   Zara on September 19th, 2014          Reply

    My symbol is: Canada goose
    My question is: In what shape do they fly?
    My answer: They fly in V shape and taking turns who is in the front.

    •   Christine Plett on September 19th, 2014          Reply

      Great question!!

  11.   Aaliyah on September 19th, 2014          Reply

    my symbol is the moose
    -my question is: how fast can the moose run?

    •   Christine Plett on September 19th, 2014          Reply

      Did you find out an answer of how fast a moose can run? If you didn’t, we can check it out together today!

  12.   Toban on September 19th, 2014          Reply

    My symbol is the moose.

    My question is: How can moose run so fast when they are so big?

    My answer is: They have long, long legs!

  13.   Lena on September 19th, 2014          Reply

    My symbol is: Ice Heart (Cold Winter Winds)

    My question is: Where does the cold winter winds come from?

    My Answer: From Antarctica.

  14.   Jaden on September 25th, 2014          Reply

    My symbol is the Maple Leaf.

    My question is what year did Canada adopt the Maple Leaf on the flag?

    Answer:1964

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