All Aboard! There’s no time to waste!

Our train conductor is waiting to take you on an unforgettable “I Am Unique” journey. This train ride guides students in self-discovery based on their gifts, interests and talents. Students become authors and artists as they explore how special they are! Cross curricular activities include music, movement, art, storytelling, writing and more. Hurry! Train tickets are selling fast!

Highlights

  • Theme: Train Journey
  • Activities: Movement activities to compare/contrast personal attributes, French and English songs, create a large poster that demonstrates how each student is unique, literacy connection through storytelling, generate understanding of similarities and differences
  • Cross-curricular connections
  • Take home: Large 11” x 17” poster that each student creates that demonstrates the unique qualities of that student.

The Presenter provided a variety of age appropriate activities that involved songs, stories, actions/movement, and fine motor skills. The poster was excellent. Students took it home to show their families, but will bring it back for "Special Person of the Day"

K.N., Kindergarten TeacherMadonna Catholic School

Being in the school...no bus and no worry for certain students who have trouble regulating their behaviour. This particular one was geared to this age group - used movement breaks and gave the students time to talk and share their thoughts and ideas. Many moments for them to think about themselves and what they looked like - what they liked and how they see themselves in their world. I really enjoyed my students' reactions to the whole thing...It is hard to imagine it getting any better.

S.R., Kindergarten TeacherDovercourt School

This was the best field trip from Teacher's Pet that I have ever booked! The Presenter was beyond amazing and SO great with the K students.

R.R., Kindergarten TeacherDunluce School

I appreciated the variety, the energy of the Presenter and the physical activity around the room. What fun! It is nice that children can still be children with the fun of a train. I really liked the quality of the poster the children did. It was the right size, the right amount of time to spend on seatwork activities for 5-year olds and the stickers were quality additions to the poster. I like to use this activity as a culmination after doing the unit in class. Thanks.

A.G., Kindergarten TeacherJohn Costello School

Students will demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the multiple social, physical, cultural and linguistic factors that contribute to an individual’s unique identity.

K.1.1 Value their unique characteristics, interests, gifts and talents (I)

K.1.2 Appreciate the unique characteristics, interests, gifts and talents of others:

  • Appreciate feelings, ideas, stories and experiences shared by others (C, I)
  • Appreciate that French and English are Canada’s official languages (C, I)

K.1.3 Examine what makes them unique individuals by exploring and reflecting upon the following questions for inquiry:

  • What are my gifts, interests, talents and characteristics? (I)
  • How do my gifts, interests, talents and characteristics make me a unique individual?

K.1.4 Explore how we demonstrate respect for ourselves and others by exploring and reflecting upon the following questions for inquiry:

  • How can we show respect and acceptance of people as they are? (C, I)

K.S.1 Develop skills of critical thinking and creative thinking:

  • Consider ideas and information from varied sources
  • Compare and contrast information provide

K.S.5 Demonstrate the skills of cooperation, conflict resolution and consensus building:

  • Consider the needs of others
  • Work and play in harmony with others to create a safe and caring environment
  • Demonstrate a willingness to share space and resources

K.S.8 Demonstrate skills of oral, written and visual literacy:

  • Listen to others in a socially appropriate manner
  • Respond appropriately to comments and questions, using language respectful of human diversity