November 2010

  • A Moment’s Silence

    Image via Wikipedia Let’s observe a moment’s silence today in honour of the veterans who have paid the ultimate price for our safety and freedom. Lest we forget.Remembrance Day – November 11th

  • The Gay Insult

    Describing things as gay has become the latest all-encompassing insult. “That’s so gay!” I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard those words or a variation of them. Kids, in particular, are using it a lot and it is starting to cross over into regular media as well. I read a blog post this week […]

  • Teaching Tip – Super Doors

    A few years ago, when I was teaching Grade 4, I looked at my classroom door and had an epiphany.  As I stared at the blank and boring door, I thought of a way I could spruce it up with a bit of colour and share my love of comic books at the same time.  The […]

  • I Should Blog That!

    Image via Wikipedia There have been many, many occasions where I have been out and about and thought, “I should blog about that!” Ideas float around in my head constantly. I can be inspired by something as simple as a comment or part of a conversation. Sometimes a great idea comes from something I have […]

  • Visual Tour of The Dundas Valley Trail

    I love exploring new places to run and bringing my camera along with me for the trek. This time I decided to go to Ancaster and run along parts of the Dundas Valley. I hope you enjoy this visual tour of my trail run.  I started off walking. I was just getting my camera strap adjusted […]

  • Under the Bombay Doors

    This week I took my class on a field trip to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Mount Hope, Ontario. It was an amazing experience for both myself and the kids. I was fascinated to get to see the Avro Lancaster Bomber up close and personal. As you can see in this photograph, the museum […]

  • Teaching Tip – Elementary Origami (Guest Post)

    You’ve probably heard of making paper cranes as an elementary art project, which might seem mundane and even pointless at first. But origami has many more possibilities for encouraging creativity, learning, and developing fine motor skills. As an added bonus, kids are more than happy to sit still for a few minutes while you teach […]