Some Trek is Better Than No Trek

I remember the excitement and energy back in 1991 surrounding the twenty-fifth anniversary of Star Trek. I was really excited about it. Back then, The Original Series was on the air pretty much every day and new movies were coming…

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Know Your History: Episode 2 Part 2

Know Your History is a monthly radio segment I produce for DOPEfm. If you missed Part 1 go and read it here. And don’t forget to download the podcast for free. Without any further ado, here is Part 2. “So…

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Know Your History: Episode 2 – The Elements

Know Your History is a monthly segment I do for DOPEfm. This is the transcript for Episode 2. Please go and download the show for free. If you missed download it for free here. I hope you enjoy the show….

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Amazing Beauty and Grace on the Ice

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir have been absolutely breathtaking to watch during the Winter Olympics this year. They capped off an amazing journey last night by winning Gold in Ice Dance. These two skaters met when Tessa was only seven…

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Teaching Tip Tuesdays – Black History Month

I came across this great site last week that I wanted to share with you for Teaching Tip Tuesday. Debbie DeSpirt has written quite a few articles and lesson plans that will appeal to primary school teachers. http://www.suite101.com/writer_articles.cfm/chokurei I like…

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Who Has The Best Traffic Lights?

Traffic lights seem to vary from region to region. I don’t why this is the case. I think the design of them is so much better here in my province but perhaps it’s just that I am accustomed to them…

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Winterlude Fun!

Snowflake Kingdom is a gigantic snow playground that it is constructed every year for Winterlude. Apparently, it takes weeks for them to make enough snow to construct these huge slides. But the time spent in constructing them is sure worth…

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Castles in the Snow

These snow sculptures were constructed by teams from all across the country for this year’s Winterlude. They are on display at Jacques-Cartier Park in Gatineau, Quebec. I think this is my favourite. Team Manitoba did a great job on it….

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Olympic Medals on Display

This is the Royal Canadian Mint in Ottawa, Ontario.  It is the place where they make the money but it is also the place where this year’s Olympic Medals were constructed as well. Security was really tight. You could only…

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Teaching Tip Tuesdays – Letter Writing

Hilary gave me a great idea last week. She wrote a post about the history of mailboxes. I commented that I couldn’t remember the last “actual letter” that I had mailed. I’m not talking about sending off bill payments, or…

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