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Character Counts

October 18, 2007

Next week is National Character Counts Week. As a teacher, I strongly believe in character education. It is important to teach children these ethical values; Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, Citizenship. The Character [Keep Reading]

Reading, T.V., and Sleep

October 17, 2007

I like to watch a couple of hours of television a night. On Tuesdays I like to watch Reaper, which is a light-hearted and comical show where the devil interacts with a young man. Sam has to work for the devil because his parents sold his soul before [Keep Reading]

Fiction That Tells the Truth

October 16, 2007

A lot of my commonplace book quotations have come from works of fiction. When I read, I keep a pen close by my side. If I come across a passage that speaks to me, I write the page number down and the first few words. I then get back to my reading. [Keep Reading]

Reclaim Myth

October 15, 2007

I find it a bit frustrating that in popular culture and society that the word “myth” has become synonymous with the word “lie” or “falsehood.” I think we have all forgotten the power and truth of myth. We need myth in our lives. It is as [Keep Reading]

Blog Surfing – Wave 3

October 12, 2007

I decided to go blog surfing by clicking on some of the interests in my profile. I found this recently new blog with some amazing art work. I was so moved by one of her pieces that I wanted to share the link with you. [Keep Reading]

Fantastic Grade 4

October 12, 2007

I love playing with words and I love comic books. One day last year, it suddenly occurred to me that my class could be described as “Fantastic Grade 4” to play on the popular superhero team. I covered the classroom door with butcher paper and [Keep Reading]

Morbid Pleasantries

October 11, 2007

I don’t like to lose touch with my friends but it is so hard to remain close when life gets in the way. I wrote about this yesterday and it really got me thinking about my blogging friends. I had been thinking about this for a while now. I [Keep Reading]

Evil, evil bottled water

October 10, 2007

Head on over to Beautiful Day Rule and read Karen’s excellent post on the cost of consuming bottled water. It is a great entry and definitely gives you some food for [Keep Reading]

Anonymous Friends

October 10, 2007

I have had some great friendships over the years. Sooner or later though, life seems to get in the way of friendship. A job offer takes a friend off to a far away city or province. Another friend gets married and moves to his wife’s hometown. [Keep Reading]

Seriously Addicted

October 9, 2007

It was a long weekend, Thanksgiving up here in Canada. It came at a good time too. I have been battling a cold all week so I took the long weekend to recuperate. I watched football, read, and just took it easy all weekend. I drank lots and lots of [Keep Reading]
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