Red River Cart Adventures – July 28, 2020

Book: Pepere Played the Fiddle

Written & Illustrated by: Linda Ducharme

Pepere Played the Fiddle | Canadian Teacher Magazine

After working hard all day, its time to clear the floor, tune up the fiddle and prepare for a lively evening of music, dance and fun. The old-fashioned way! Pepere Played the Fiddle is a joyous account of Metis joie de vivre at a house party in the late 1940s.

Craft:  Painting a picture

Linda , the author is a self-taught artist. Everyone should have fun playing with paints, brushes and colours.

Supplies:

Paper ( card stock), paint, pencil, paint brushes, cup of water, paper towel and your imagination

Directions:

  • Decide what you want to paint ( family, flower, sun)
  • Draw with your pencil on the paper
  • Paint
  • Let it dry in the sun

Activity: Play spoons to music

New Songs:  to go on the episode for viewers to see

This Metis  ( sung to the tune of “ This Old Man”)

Lyrics:

This Metis, he played spoons,

He played spoons to any tune

With a click and a clack

And a tapping on his knee

He made the children jig with glee!

(Sung Twice)

More lyrics for viewers to sing on their own

This Metis he played spoons

He played spoons to any tune

With a click and a clack

and a tapping too,

He ate bannock and rabbit stew!

I’m a little Metis  (sing twice)

Lyrics:

I’m a little Metis

From head to toe

Here is my fiddle,

Here is my bow

When I sing for people,

I shout out loud

Hooray for the Metis

Strong and proud!

I’m a little Metis

From head to toe

Here is my fiddle,

Here is my bow

When I get my sash on,

Here I go!

Lift my canoe and

Watch me row!

French Michif Words:  

     Grandfather- Pepere

    Grand mother-Memere

    Mommy- Maw Maw

    Uncle- Mon Nook

Book Winner:

Sophie Hossack

 Age : 8

Grade 3

Guardian : Paula Hossack

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