My class did some fun things as we were wrapping up the program. One of my favourites was the battle with Carly's class... Someone in her class had been smack talking mine - and the teachers decided we should have a battle for the title of "meilleure classe". It was hilarious - I don't know if a winner was chosen, but I had fun.
|Carly's class did a French parody rendition of "I'm Sorry" by the Biebs talking about their French.|
|I really loved the Genie who was theoretically teaching French, albeit ineffectively.|
One of the things we squished in before we left was a visit to the Musée de la Civilisation which is an awesome museum. It's huge! I really should have started my visits at the beginning of the trip to actually make it to all the exhibits. There were lots which are fun - like Observe. More than meets the eye which is all about seeing/experiencing things differently or Like cats and dogs which is about how dogs and cats experience the world - where you can see the way dogs see, or test your capabilities compared to that of an animal (for example - if I were a cat, instead of me - for my height I should be able to jump close to 10 meters from standing! How crazy is that?). There was an exhibit on the history of Quebec - representing many different perspectives of the many diverse populations who live and have lived there (by far the most inclusive thing I saw during my time in Quebec about First Nations populations). Something that is really awesome about this museum is how all the exhibits are interactive. There are videos, games, activities, things to listen to... in all the exhibits, not just those geared towards a younger audience (although, those did have more of those elements). I think that's part of the reason it always seems busy.
|Art in one of the exhibits in the area talking about winter.|
|Apparently it's a necklace made out of duck bills.|
|I loved how the snowshoes walked along with you as you went through the exhibit|
|Art from Australia made from items found in the ocean|
|More art from Australia|
|In the exhibit about perception - there is a pinhole camera and mirrors you can play with. Fun stuff!|
On our way 'home' we stopped at the "Cat Cafe" which is a bit of an odd experience. I think I counted 7 cats - I don't know if that is all of them or not - but the walls are lined with pathways for them - and there are pillows all over. They wander around and if they choose to approach you - you may pet them.
|I am sure that the J-man and the monster would have LOVED it there.|
Peace to you~