Running Flat

I don’t know if you have ever taught a physical education lesson to grade 1 students before, but it is one of my favourite things to do. I have a particularly athletic class this year, so I thought I would teach a version of kickball, called Flat Mat. Usually when I teach lessons to my […]

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Sometimes I feel like a…

“Sometimes I feel like a porcupine, innocent and curious. I have a big imagination and know how to protect myself.” This is how the small, square book began. I was browsing for First Nations themed books in our wonderful library. By the time I finished this book by Danielle Daniel, I was hooked and had […]

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Dreaming of the Beach

At the Christian Teachers Association of British Columbia (CTABC) convention in October, (the one where students get two days off before Thanksgiving and the teachers all go to school), CTABC made an exciting announcement. They were changing their name to Christian Educators of British Columbia (CEBC), which better represented the many people who work to educate each […]

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The Power of Observation

One lovely day, I stood in the hall outside of the bathroom, trying to keep my students quiet. As we waited for everybody to finish, one of my students made a really keen observation.  As he stood against the wall, he saw a student from an older class walk past him. He remarked, “That [person] […]

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Hypocritical Athlete

At the beginning of the school year, I introduce a KM club to my class. The KM club is always done during class time, as a class. Essentially, as a class, we each run a KM (kilometer) and keep track of how many KM’s we have done all together. We track our KM’s on a […]

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Wearing Dad Socks

I am not an artist, but I like to create. What I wear each day is like my way of being creative. I like to pull items together and build new outfits that I may have never worn in the past. I would like to think that I look decent each day, but what you […]

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Creative Contraptions

At the end of January, our Staff Retreat Planning Committee put together an amazing staff retreat (I am on the planning committee). The committee gave the staff three options; snowshoeing at Cypress Mountain, Countdown Escape Rooms in Abbotsford or cooking and sharing an International meal with a team of other staff. Very excitedly, I choose […]

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