November Author Study: Charlotte Zolotow

I’m really enjoying doing monthly author studies.  I’ve never featured authors in such an organized and sequential fashion before and I’m really noticing the difference in how my students engage with books.  Not only can they come to recognize a …

You are what you eat

Let’s be honest:  If that premise was true, I’d be equal parts burger, potato chip and macaroni & cheese. I love food.  A lot.  Ironically, I can barely heat up a frozen pizza (not kidding, I once put it in …

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(Image credits:  The Sartorialist)

A not so little fall of snow

I think of my late grandmother on days like this.  She spoke English with an unapologetic confidence using the few token words and phrases she knew of with reckless abandon.  Referring to snow as “slow” is one of her isms …

A little fall of snow

The first magical snowflakes fell in Vancouver several days ago, accumulating to a measly few centimeters.  Since then, the temperatures have plummeted and it has turned into a scarce and icy affair – not very ideal for frolicking, at all. …

Pajama Day

Just when you thought they couldn’t possibly get any cuter, they go and show up in their pajamas. It was an all around fun ‘n’ flannel kind of day.  The entire school got into the spirit – even the teachers. …