June 2012

  • Recommended Read – The Book Thief

    When I was getting close to the ending of The Book Thief, part of me wanted to put the book down, and not because the story didn’t hold my interest. Quite the opposite actually. I had really been enjoying the story and the great writing style. I enjoyed the first person narration from a very unlikely source. […]

  • Everything is Getting Smaller (Except the Price Tag)

    I love Wagon Wheels. They make a nice snack for school since I know they are peanut free. I used to pack cookies for lunch but my favourite brands all either have nuts in them or they are processed in a plant that does. I usually buy the family pack. It used to contain 20 individually […]

  • Word Hammers (Teaching Tip)

    I found this great teaching idea on Pinterest. It comes courtesy of Ms. Kerri and Her Krazy Kindergarten blog. I found these hammers in the dollar section at Target because I knew I could come up with a game. So I made some cards with nails on them and different popcorn words and word family words. […]

  • Mississauga Skatepark (Iceland Arena Sports Complex)

    Skateboarding is an amazing sport. I like the fact that you can skate almost anywhere as long as you have a smooth section of asphalt or concrete. However, it is especially nice to have dedicated skateparks for us to go and practise our sport in comfort. I’ve decided to start highlighting the skateparks I frequent […]

  • 5 Years Ago Today (Chasing Content – June 2007)

    Five years ago today, this blog was just getting off the ground. It’s interesting to look back and see how far we’ve come. To that end, let’s go chase down some of that old content in a little feature I call . . . Chasing Content (You just gotta love the pun) Read all of […]

  • A Music Man’s Encore (An Interview with author Rick Niece)

    Today, we continue the interview I did with author Rick D. Niece. His latest book The Band Plays On: Going Home for a Music Man’s Encore is now available at bookstores everywhere. If you missed Part 1, you can go back and read the transcript from the very beginning. Chase: “Your father sounds like an […]

  • The Band Plays On (An interview with author Rick Niece)

    All right everybody, this is Chase March and I have an author on the phone, Rick Niece. You can listen to the podcast of this interview with the player below, or you can download it for free to listen to at your leisure. So, how’s it going Rick?” Rick: “It’s going well, Chase. What a […]

  • Teaching Tip – Technology

    Welcome to Teaching Tip Tuesday! Every week I share with you a tip that I hope you will find useful in your teaching. You can visit the Teaching Tips Archive to see all of the tips in the order I have posted them over the years. Please check that page as I will continue to […]

  • This Day in Herstory (A Special Birthday Mixtape)

    Happy Birthday Dana! I made you this tape just for you  and I mixed it with love.  But I know you won’t mind sharing the music with my blogging audience. It’s your birthday but we can all party with these great tunes. Download this birthday mixtape for free. If you want to make a CD […]

  • Know Your History – Father’s Day Special

    Welcome to this special Father’s Day edition of Know Your History. I couldn’t think of a better way to start it than with this touching tribute from a father to a son. This is Xzibit “The Foundation” Download this podcast for free or stream it with the player below. http://chasemarch.com/KYH/KYH31_Fathers_Day.mp3 Stay tuned because today’s show is all […]