LINC students help the people of Fort McMurray

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The Burnaby School District LINC 1 class sent a cheque for $740.16 to the Red Cross to help in Fort McMurray. Photo – Rachel Spence

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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.

The LINC 1 class sent this cheque for $740.16 to the Red Cross Society. Photo - Carolyn Moi

The LINC 1 class sent this cheque for $740.16 to the Red Cross Society.
Photo – Carolyn Moi

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.

Food was left in this fridge a month ago. It is moldy and must be thrown away. Photo - CC/Flickr

Food was left in this fridge a month ago. It is moldy and must be thrown away.
Photo – CC/Flickr

Canadian coins

What are Canadian coins called?

Canadian coins are called loonies, toonies, quarters, nickels and dimes.

toonie

Toonie

A toonie is worth $2.00. A toonie is two dollars.

 

loonie

 

Loonie
A loonie is worth $1.00. A loonie is one dollar.

 

quarter

 

Quarter 

A quarter is worth $0.25. A quarter is twenty–five cents.

dime

Dime
A dime is worth $0.10. A dime is ten cents
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Nickel
A nickel is worth $0.05. A nickel is five cents.
Story written by Rachel Spence
Edited by Patty Bossort

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