Then He (Jesus) said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest. Matthew 9:37-38

Here Are Some Fun Activities To Celebrate The Season:

The Growth/Life Cycle of a Pumpkin & Pumpkin Facts: How do pumpkins grow? What can we do with them?

How to build a scarecrow: No matter if you want one to scare the birds away from your garden before you can finish harvesting the food or if you want to use one as a fun decoration, here are some tips on how to build a scarecrow.

Growing and Harvesting Apples in Victorian England: The way apples were grown and harvested way back in Victorian England is not so different from the way apples are grown today. Now, though, there are more machines to help make the planting, picking and storing easier.

How to make Edible Googly Eyes: This can be a fun (not a scary) way to add a bit of festivity to the season. What can you put googly eyes on? How many eyes does each thing need?

Monster Eye Cookie Recipe: Easy enough for beginning cooks. Yummy enough for everyone. Fun for all with the colors and eyes!

Halloween themed worksheets: Halloween is always one of the most enjoyable holidays of the year for young students. Now you can make it even more fun—and also a bit educational—with our Halloween worksheets. Little ones will have a spooky good time making things like bat flyers, completing a pumpkin maze, and doing Halloween-themed color-by-number worksheets, while older students can get creative with sheets like zombie writing, or try their hand at monster mayhem word problems.

These links and more can be found on the HCOS Search Portal when you search a topic and click the Weblink tab.

The Salmon Run

Salmon swim from the oceans up the rivers and streams to calmer, freshwater areas so that they can lay their eggs. Every year some fish will make the journey and some not. But every fourth year more salmon go through. 2018 has been a big year for the salmon run. Most of the salmon run happens between mid-September to the end of October.

Did you know, that while salmon are in the ocean the fish are usually silver but as they travel upstream they need more energy for the trip so they absorb their scales and this turns them red? If you go to visit a salmon run that is close to the ocean, the fish you see will mostly be silver. The farther inland you go, the more red fish you will see.

First Peoples perspectives: The Native Salmon Symbol symbolizes abundance, fertility, prosperity, and renewal. For thousands of years, the Salmon has been the primary food source for the Northwest Coast Native Americans and are highly respected. Some People of the Pacific Northwest coast believed that Salmon are actually immortal Humans who live in villages deep under the ocean. In the springtime, the immortal humans put on Salmon disguises and offer themselves as food to the people. After the Salmon were eaten the people would put the full fish skeleton back in the water in the belief that the spirit would rise again and turn back into Salmon people, creating the cycle of life. In Kwakiutl Culture it is believed that to have twins was a blessing from the Salmon people and only twins had the right to perform the Salmon dance. – Quote SPIRITS OF THE WEST COAST ART GALLERY

These photos of the Salmon were taken at Adams River in Salmon Arm, British Columbia on October 12, 2018.