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

Salmon Festival

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It was so nice to have another day with zero obligations. We had beautiful weather to bike over to the annual Salmon Festival near our house.   Can you spot the cookie under all the toppings and icing?  We learned new … Continued

Autumn Days

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It’s that golden season again, the leaves on the ground and bursts of orange and red among the trees. The kids still don’t feel too old for a visit to do apple picking, We are enjoying the still warm days, and surprisingly … Continued

Terry Fox Run

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Terry Fox is one of the most inspiring Canadian Heroes I know.   His passion, dream, determination, will and endurance are beyond admirable. Everyday he ran a marathon.  Every day.  He ran on lonely highways through the worst of weather, enduring … Continued

Camp Themed Birthday Party

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We set up a tent, a wading pool, and Mark finished a playstructure that he was building for the kids, and voila, we have a “campsite”, a “lake” and an “outdoor adventure center”! The kids love making these candy skewers … Continued

Hawaiian Birthday Party

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There’s that peacefulness before a party, before the guests arrive, when things are finally in place. The dollarstore had loads of Hawaiian goodies. The surfing station was ready to go. The decorations were hung, and then came the best part:  … Continued

Easter Chick Craft

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Every year the kids love to decorate our Easter tree. Each year we seem to make and collect more and more ornaments.  One of our favourites is the Easter Chick ornaments that we made ourselves.  Here’s how we did it: … Continued

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