Cardboard Challenge

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The school that I teach at decided to hold a school-wide “Cardboard Challenge“, inspired by the youtube video “Caine’s Arcade“. There were many reasons why we decided to take on this challenge, but one reason is that it meshed well … Continued

Hands-on Inspiration

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It seems like an old concept, “hands-on” learning; but isn’t that what the new curriculum in British Columbia is really all about?  I always feel inspired by the local “Hyde Creek Salmon Festival”. It is usually pouring rain (half of … Continued

Weekend Away

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I enjoy a fall weekend away, just to relax, spend time together and to notice the changes of the season. Fall walks are my favourite kinds of walks.  Through the woods, or even along the shore.   Quiet activities are brought out, … Continued

Cloudy summer day? Bake a pie.

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 We’ve had plenty of days like this lately, but in my opinion, it’s the best weather for berry-picking.   We have farms like these a few blocks from our house, which makes it convenient.  And the best part is the baking with … Continued

First Days of Summer…

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  We’ve been starting our summer out right with all of our favourite beginning of summer activities.  This is the Point Roberts Marina.  I’ve been getting more time to run.  Here’s my favourite route at Point Roberts. Berry-picking at Emma Lea … Continued

Explorer Art: Northwest Passage

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          My students have been beyond excited to learn about the first Canadian Explorers, especially the stories, the risk and the adventure.  I came upon this book, called Northwest Passage, written and illustrated by Stan Rogers. … Continued

A Few of My Favourite Things…

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Over the holidays, I get time to enjoy the things I love the most: To name a few; running and hiking in nature, trips to the library to take out many books, time spent with family, goofing off with friends, and … Continued

Fort Langley

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Our family enjoyed an excursion to the historical site at Fort Langley.  They had many hands-on activities to teach about the past, such as barrel-making and blacksmith work.The kids loved the gold-panning too, because they actually found some “nuggets” of gold. … Continued

3-D Biomes

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Our grade 4/5 class has been studying biomes and we used this 3-D diorama idea to create mini biomes.   The students used a variety of materials, including beads, Plasticine and lots of paper to create their biomes.  Before we … Continued

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