Carolyn Moi was sad. She watched the news. In May, a huge wildfire burned Fort McMurray. People lost their homes.
Carolyn had an idea
Carolyn is a teacher for the Burnaby School District. She teaches an adult LINC 1 class.
Carolyn’s class wanted to help the people from Fort McMurray.
At the same time, the class was learning about Canada’s money. The LINC 1 class wanted to help people from Fort McMurray and learn more about Canadian money.
Carolyn’s students made a video
Carolyn’s LINC 1 students made a video to ask other Burnaby School District LINC classes to donate coins to help the people in Fort McMurray.
Over the next week, LINC students donated money. Everybody was generous.
The students in the LINC 1 class collected $740.16
The LINC 1 class sent a cheque to the Canadian Red Cross for $740.16. Everyone was proud and happy to give money to help people in Canada.
People are returning to Fort McMurray
It’s the first week in June. People are slowly being allowed to go home to Fort McMurray. They left Fort McMurray to escape the wildfire the first week in May.
They are glad to be going home. There is a lot of work to do.
Many houses were not burned. There is still a lot of cleaning up to do.
What are Canadian coins called?
Canadian coins are called loonies, toonies, quarters, nickels and dimes.