Spool Knitting or Tube Knitting

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This summer, the kids really got into tube knitting after trying it out at a the Maritime Festival in the summertime. What fascinated me is that the artist used a home-made knitting tool, that she had created from coloured card-stock, … Continued

Building Bridges

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During the month of April the students completed the “bridge challenge” which was a summary of all of our learning about Structures. They made a plan to design their own bridge, based on some samples of bridges that we had … Continued

Decorating for a Snowflake Ball

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I admit, I haven’t had time lately to post here, with the business of work, kids’ activities etc, still enjoy it when I have a moment.  Our annual Snowflake Ball was a pleasure to help organize, and it was fun … Continued

Summer Projects

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It has been a productive summer of various projects, especially at our beach house in Pt. Roberts.  Among those activities, we took down a dead tree in our backyard, which was chopped into some much-needed firewood. Mark also took out … Continued

How to Make Pop Can Candy Bouquetes

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I was fascinated to discover pictures of these candy bouquets on pinterest, my daughter wanted to have her friends make them at her birthday party, I but found it difficult to find instructions to make them.  After doing some research, I thought … Continued

Canning Antipasto

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There’s not a better way to spend a rainy weekend afternoon than to make antipasto with the whole family, grandma and grandpa included.  We used the recipe that Granny Barb has been using for years, and everyone joined in. There … Continued

Summer Outings

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We’ve had lots of different outings close to home, enjoying West Coast beauty: We rode our bikes from our homes to Crystal Falls and did a bit of mountain biking to get there.  The kids LOVED it!!    It always … Continued

Angel Ornament

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I’m not one to encourage division of gender, but I am noticing a trend around our house lately.  The “ladies” are inside making Christmas crafts, while the “men” are outside building and digging.   Each year the girls and I … Continued

Beloved Sock Bunnies

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I truly believe in hands-on learning.  I believe that more is learned when a child is interested, engaged and creating.  One day after school, one of my students brought in a young grade one friend to show him some of … Continued

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