Book Walk Promoting Environmental Awareness

By Hillary Hall
Students from JK to sixth grade have been buddying up to read and explore along our CDS trails this week as they experience an outdoor Book Walk together.
Kyo Maclear’s book entitled 'The Fog' is an environmental fable that offers students a chance to consider the responsibility of human activity in contributing to a healthy planet.  In the story, a small yellow bird who enjoys human-watching notices a deep fog that rolls in, obscuring his view.  The more the fog is ignored, the more it spreads and the bird begins to wonder who else notices the changes. When a young girl appears, they both begin to wonder if others notice the fog too and whether it is here to stay.  
The witty story comes to life with the misty illustrations by Kenard Park to highlight the importance of taking care of our world together.   Enlarged pages of the story on the Book Walk signs also include QR codes that students can access to view short video clips from the author to enhance their learning while reading the story with their buddies.
Thank you to our Outdoor Education team for partnering with the Junior School Library again to promote literacy skills, mentoring and physical activity in our spectacular outdoor learning environment with this shared Book Walk!

Land Acknowledgment

The Country Day School wishes to recognize and acknowledge the land on which the school operates. Our nearest Indigenous Nations are now the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation and the Chippewas of Georgina Island. The Dish with One Spoon Wampum covenant is often cited as an example of the shared responsibility for caring for these lands among the Huron-Wendat, Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee peoples who would call these their traditional territories. CDS respects the relationship with these lands and recognizes that our connection to this land can be strengthened by our continued relationship with all First Nations, by acknowledging our shared responsibility to respect and care for the land and waters for future generations.

School Information

13415 Dufferin Street King, Ontario L7B 1K5 
(905) 833-1220

Founded in 1972, The Country Day School is a co-educational private school offering programs in JK-12 and located on 100 acres north of Toronto in King.