Category: Mutterings

Outside

It makes kids squeal with delight and without fail, run as fast as they can into the wide open arms of possibility.  (You have to see a group of first graders tear out into the school yard the second rings, …

The Day After Labour Day

Gosh. It’s been a while. Having a baby has certainly put the brakes on this wee little blog of mine, but today feels like the right time to open up my laptop and have my fingers  do some thinking. Why, …

A different kind of autumn

Crazy blogging break, I know.  There really is no rhyme or reason as to what’s going on these days but with the rain pitter-pattering on my skylights and a cup of chai keeping me company, I thought I’d open up …

Still Here

Hello, again. I realize it’s been a while since I’ve posted. It’s actually been a while since I’ve done a lot of things.  Not to say that we haven’t been busy in the classroom, or that the kids haven’t been …

Lessons from Hercules

With one full week of being back in the classroom under my belt, things are beginning to fall into place.  It’s funny, I was gone for a term after teaching for twelve years and suddenly I found myself feeling rusty. …

Happy Diwali

My parents have the good fortune of being in India this year for Diwali and I spoke to them this morning as the celebrations were in full swing (thirteen and a half hours ahead of us, I might add).  I strained …