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(images via Twig & Thistle, courtesy of Emily Steffen and Shauna Younge, styling by Bethany Hway)

Bewitching Beauty

Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen, Voices whisper in the trees, “Tonight is Halloween!” ~Dexter Kozen We worked on this art project (found here) in layers over the course of several days. We tried our hand at a graded …

Stars and Stamps

I’m a sucker for kid letters.  Especially when kids write them of their volition. This one is particularly sweet. At the end of the day, while everyone had some free time to play, Justin decided to head over to the …

October Author Study: Leo Lionni

As October draws to an close, we wrap up our second author study of the school year. Leo Lionni is one of my favourite children’s authors and I felt pretty darn lucky that I got to to introduce some of …

Where in the world is…?

Kids are fascinated by maps. There’s always a group huddled around the globe in my classroom, trying to make sense of those mysterious markings, bumps and colours. For the  most part, they know blue means water, green and brown refer …

Reporting for Garbage Duty

It’s a dirty job but someone’s got to do it.  And if you happen to love it, well then surely you must be in first grade. Our class is assigned the trashy task just a few times a year and …