Falling Into Autumn

There really is something remarkable about this bunch.  They’re kind to one another (they play HUG tag for crying out loud), and they get excited about everything which for me, makes going into work not feel so much like work, …

Calling All Authors

This is just so cool I can’t stand it.  Imagine a cute little shop where kids can go with their families to write, illustrate and publish their own stories.  Well, there is such a magical place in Los Angeles and …

When Teaching Goes to the Dogs

Everyone knows little ones have very short attention spans. I’m talking, miniscule. It’s one of the biggest challenges with teaching grade one. This is nothing new.  In fact, I’ve become pretty crafty over the years with relaying key bits of …

The Terry Fox Run

We were expecting rain, however the skies cleared and we had a beautiful afternoon for our annual Terry Fox Run.  Like most schools across Canada, we run to remember his Marathon of Hope, to celebrate his remarkable spirit and to believe …

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Meet the Creature Night

The second week of school brought “Meet the Teacher Night”.   It’s a chance for families to browse through classrooms and get acquainted with new teachers.  We usually begin by sitting on display in the gym while the Principal makes welcoming …