Apples

Did you know there are 7000 varieties of apples? Seven.  Thousand! We only sampled 5 to open our unit on ‘Apples’, but it still got the kids excited for all the fun learning coming up in the next couple of …

Rules

These are so great.  Created by the fabulous Brooke Reynolds of Inchmark blog, I found all ten rules over at Dinner:  A Love Story.  Although these are her “Rules of Dinner”, most are certainly applicable to the classroom. I know, this should …

Because Every Child Matters

I received this letter from Carrie Gelson, a fellow inner-city school teacher in Vancouver. It struck such a chord with me, I feel compelled to share it. To the people of Vancouver: It will be Thanksgiving in a few weeks. …

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Friday Favourites

Nope.  Not a case of you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours. We’re simply fine tuning our letter identification skills and practicing top-down letter formations with a quick game of “Guess My Letter”.  (It’s unknown whether the hand-on-hip technique puts one …

Close Encounters with the Wild

Yesterday, our school had the pleasure of watching a presentation put on by a group of wildlife conservationists called the Earth Rangers of Canada.  Not only did we learn more about the threatened habitats of the Monarch Butterfly, the Plains Bison, …