A Shout Out to AITs and All Teachers Everywhere!

Yes, this is the month we all dread. FEBRUARY is often filled with snow, icy roads, shovelling, pushing cars, shoveling… and did I mention the shoveling? So far this year we have been blessed with a winter that is NOT one of discontent…yet…

Shhh…don’t interrupt the Universe’s program. It has served us well so far.

However, February is still the in-between month. January is over and March is on its way.  This is the month fatigue sets in and stress elevates. Your ArtsAround Team hopes that this little bit of inspiration will give you the boost you might need just now. Teachers change lives and inspire kids every day. Each of you should see yourself in this next YouTube.

YES, you do the same each day!


A Teacher Gets a Heartwarming Surprise of Her Life

Brrrr... Canada is cold AND Amazing!

Explore parts of Canada with a cup of cocoa and a a warm blanket from your couch! Click the links below to check out some amazing live cam footage (and highlight reels) from across the country. Visit Explore.org to take a tour around the world and see what other ecosystems are thriving. Happy Travels!

Grasslands National Park, Val Marie, Saskatchewan – one of 44 in Canada’s national park/reserve system

Rubbing Beach at Orca Lookout in Hanson Island, British Columbia, Canada

Cape EAST Camera – Churchill Cam, Wapusk National Park, Manitoba, Canada

Aurora Borealis, Northern Lights in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada

Sea Lion Beach at OrcaLab in Hanson Island, British Columbia, Canada

Cape WEST Camera – Churchill Cam, Wapusk National Park, Manitoba, Canada

Canada is Cold: Amazing Ways Humans and Animals Survive Our Harsh Winters

The Spread Love & Kindness Challenge

This month, often referred to as the ‘month for spreading love,’ is sending Cupid your way to share some random acts of kindness. Showing that, in spite of what the newspapers want us to believe, our world has many loving people who perform acts of unconditional love and kindness everyday.

Your challenge this month is to find one small act of kindness every single day in the month of February. Be it or make a point to see it. Keep ideas small and simple. Brainstorm with your students (or child at home) and start your list! Examples: do one nice thing for your sibling without expecting anything in return; find out who in your neighbourhood lives alone and would appreciate a valentine in their mailbox on Valentine’s Day; walk your neighbour’s dog or take out their garbage as a pleasant surprise for them… Simple, thoughtful gestures!

Assign every student one nice story, demonstrating an act of kindness, that they can research online at home to share with their class. Then, take the time for one child to be featured every morning to set a loving tone for the day. Happy current events stories! Check out https://happynews.com/ to see what’s ‘happy-ening’ in the world.