Good Friday and Easter Sunday
Good Friday is on April 14, 2017.
Good Friday is a public holiday in BC.
Many businesses and schools are closed.
On Good Friday, Christians remember the death of Jesus Christ on the cross.
Easter Sunday is on April 17, 2017.
Christians believe that Jesus rose from the dead on Easter Sunday.
Monday, April 18, 2017 is a school holiday.
Easter comes with spring.
Easter weekend is a great time to enjoy family and community.
Communities have special events.
Children hunt for candy and chocolate eggs.
Check these links for a sample of events in BC this Easter weekend:
Best Places Metro Vancouver
100 Mile House
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The April newspaper has articles about food, hockey, a new RCMP commanding officer, income taxes and cougar attacks.
Download the Teacher's Notes for the April WCR
This issue of
The Westcoast Reader
newspaper is a special double issue. The four-page insert will help readers understand how elections work in BC. You may download and print the supplement,
B.C. Votes 2017
. It is formatted for 11 X 17 paper.
Download B.C. Votes 2017 on 11 X 17 paper
Download the Teacher's Notes for B.C. Votes 2017
Resources for B.C. Votes 2017. Visit these links
Watch this short animated video:
What to expect when you vote
Find out how to subscribe to the newspaper by clicking on the
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Children watching a Hanukkah menorah
Photo credit: Elana Amsterdam (elana’s pantry – Flickr) Level 3
Hanukkah is the Jewish holiday also known as the Festival of Lights. Hanukkah lasts for eight days and eight nights. A well-known symbol of Hanukkah is the menorah, a nine-branch candle holder.
C lick here to find a teacher’s guide with stories, images, lesson plans and activities.
How to play dreidel
Shalom Sesame: The Missing Menorah
Story adapted from www.thewestcoastreader.com, posted by Ana-MariaG, December 6, 2015