Monday, May 9, 2011
Hockey Time in Canada!
So the Stanley Cup is almost within reach, if we can keep those Predators at bay and win this series. My family is amazed at my recent hockey addiction (born in South Africa and raised on rugby and cricket, they laugh at my new found love for ice and speed). I promise it has nothing to do with the probability standings in the competition. I have fallen in love again with the whole community aspects of being a Canadian, and fighting for hockey night. Of course remembering that we need to LOVE the Canucks even when they lose is part of the process. I am not trying to jinx the game or anything, but understanding how to be a good sport is role modeling to our kids. As well as knowing that true victory, is victory in Christ!
"But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ." 1 Corinthians 15:57
I can say.. Go CANUCKS Go!!
So with hockey night happening again tonight, here are your links to all the action, including some lesson plans for teaching your "younguns" the game.
Legends of Hockey. Stanley Cup History.
NHL official site
Hockey Canada Games and Stuff.
Vancouver Canucks Podcasts.
2011 Playoffs Canucks Official website.
Professional Hockey in Canada. Learning resources for students on hockey in Canada.
CBC. Sports Stanley Cup Playoffs.
List of Stanley Cup Champions. Wikipedia.
Hockey Ministries International. Be inspired by Christian hockey players.
A Brief History of Hockey on Canada. Canadian Museum of Civilization.
Teachers for lesson plans register for the Fins online community to access educational resources.
"The Fin's Friends program is designed to teach the basic elements of character education and social responsibility to primary students throughout British Columbia. Students are taught to respect themselves and others by emphasizing the virtues of strong character, such as compassion, kindness, and perseverance. Specific children's literature is used as a basis to stress these positive character virtues and all books are included in the package.
What makes Fin's Friends so unique is that it completely fulfills the British Columbia curriculum mandates for Social Responsibility in primary grades, as outlined in the "BC Performance Standards - Social Responsibility, Grades K-3". We were able to ensure this by partnering with local educators throughout the entire development process. By focusing on the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that help the leaner make responsible choices Fin's Friends develops the building blocks for life-long success."
Blessings to you as you holler and wave your white cloths tonight!!