Okay With Red

When it was time to buy a new car a couple of years ago, I said to Jane that whatever we get it won’t be silver or gray. She added white and black to the list. I am sure it is obvious to most of you that silver or gray do seem to be the […]

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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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Adventures with Amigos

It was Monday morning. Our Nicaraguan guests had departed on Saturday, and Sunday had been busy with Run for Water. I was getting ready for school and found myself looking for the light under the bathroom door, listening for movement from the guest bedrooms, and wondering if it was time to put the coffee on. It’s […]

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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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Just Say Yes Already!

BY: KARIN RIEMER, Elementary Vice Principal and Teacher It was my first year teaching. Fresh out of Dordt College, transplanted to sunny California. I had this wonderfully diverse and eager-to-learn first grade class. After the first few weeks of “what am I doing here?!” I was finding my rhythm as a primary teacher. I was […]

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270 and counting…

I settle into my chair, a fresh cup of coffee on the arm, my laptop actually on my lap and I begin reading. It’s the Monday morning when report cards are due and each one has to be read by an administrator, so I stay home so I can read without distractions or the inevitable […]

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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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