I found the idea in a pioneer crafting book and right away I knew it would make a great gift for Mother’s Day. I found the glass paints and vases at Michael’s craft... READ MORE
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... READ MORE
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”.... READ MORE
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... READ MORE
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... READ MORE
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 started this project, we did a lot of research on the features and inhabitants of each biome. Some of the biomes included:
The students were thrilled with their work and enjoyed the project.
I was so disappointed to run out of time for autumn leaf prints this year, that I had the idea to do a winter version.
We have been studying coniferous trees, so we practised using a cedar branch to make beautiful prints on white paper.
Miranda collected the husks and ran to get her I Can Make That book. Within a few minutes she had created this adorable corn-husk doll by bending a husk around some “corn silk” for the hair. Then she tied wool around the neck, waist and you could separate the bottom to make legs (our husk was a bit short for that). The arms were made by sliding in a second husk and tying wool around the arms.
Miranda painted on a face, and enjoyed her cute little corn husk doll. I think if she had a blog, she would have posted this herself!
Hope you are enjoying the last few days of September!
We spent Remembrance Day doing my two favourite things. A run, and a fall hike on our favourite trail, Admiralty Point. This time we went all the way to Burns Point. A tremendous day.
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,