There are a lot of Canadian teachers who read this blog, and they are all so nice. They email me with such nice comments, support the site quite out of proportion to their numbers, and I am so appreciative. I have visited Canada and the people are good-hearted and friendly. I am a big fan of your maple syrup and beautiful summer flower gardens.
I remember back in 1976 when I was in a small town in near the Canadian border watching a Bicentennial parade. The town was so small there was no band, so a high school in Canada sent their tiny marching band to play in the parade. They had learned a bunch of American tunes to play just for the parade and to honor our Bicentennial. It was so sweet and I’ve always wanted to thank them.
Canada Day is July 1, close to our Fourth of July and it is a holiday like our Fourth of July, with picnics, lots of red and white, and all kinds of summer fun. I borrowed the format and some other things from my 4th of July pre-reading piece, but I started from scratch with the flag and the border. I even made a maple leaf brush in Photoshop to draw the border!
Change the fingering if you wish. Be sure and set your printer to landscape, and I hope your little students enjoy this! Let me know if I captured the feeling of Canada Day for your youngest beginning student.