The Twelve Days of Christmas Vacation

On the first day of vacation, my children brought to me; a tree that is slowly leaning On the second day of vacation, my children brought to me; two found report cards On the third day of vacation, my children brought to me; three half-full lunch kits On the fourth day of vacation, my children […]

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Back to School Mom

I know who you are, you back-to-school moms. You have relished each lazy morning of summer, (Hello pj’s until 10 am), but those school supply lists were triple checked, and each backpack faithfully packed before the first morning of school. The beach days, and the camping, and the not-ironing-any-clothes were fun, but there’s a time […]

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This is my ACS

As year-end looms near, and our minds begin to wander away from the tasks at hand to the many things to accomplish in so few weeks, and the promise of summer vacation, I find myself a bit reflective. You see, I won’t be returning to regular teaching next year. The tug-of-war between home and classroom […]

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Top Ten Wish List for Writing Report Cards

Ah, report card season. Every last item is finally marked, and entered into the online grade book. Time to carefully consider each letter grade, select a 4 – 3 – 2 – 1 for every outcome, and begin the intense program of writing meaningful comments for each student. What is going through this teacher’s mind? […]

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My Selfie-Cam is Broken

Ahh, the Smart Phone. It has really become a part of my life. It’s a love – try-not-to-be-too-dependent relationship.  I am not the most coordinated individual. Yes, I am teaching art and drama, but no, I would not put it past me to fall off of a stage. Case in point:  last year in drama […]

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Of Lice and Lockdowns

“The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry…” I know, I know, “the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry…” and yet the teacher in me has each day planned. Notes written down, lesson plans typed out, photocopies made, PowerPoint slides all ready. All I need to do is […]

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Roadtrip Mom

Bring on the roadtrip! BC, Alberta, California, our family has done it with babies and all. My years of field trips on the bus have more than prepared me for what could possibly happen in the family van, I think… I have attempted all versions of the Roadtrip Mom: from healthy snacks in individual colour-coded […]

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