Category: Play

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 100th Day of School

Groundhog Day, St. Patrick’s Day, wiggly teeth … Whether it’s a stat holiday or not, we find a way to celebrate everything, here in grade one.  So when the 100th day of school rolled around earlier this week, we certainly …

Look! I Can Hula With No Eyes!

It feels good to be back.  And they’re just as cute as ever.

Summer

A wonderful field trip to mark the end of a wonderful school year. Looking back, the events, activities and learning were all certainly memorable – but it’s the kids that make this job so special.  I’ll miss this group of …

Plants, Pilates and the Number Four

As I’ve mentioned before, I have a student teacher this year.  Since it’s always challenging letting go and trusting that someone else can do the job of teaching your class, I feel incredibly lucky that Ms. Kang was assigned to …

Marafun 2012

It’s our second annual Marafun, aaaand they’re off! The grade one students have begun the amazing feat of running an actual marathon – that’s 42.2 km – over the next three months.  (The grade twos will be joining us, as well; …