Sep 10, 2018

A HERO’S LEGACY

By |2018-09-17T15:56:56+00:00September 10, 2018|Character, Elementary|

12 000 kms in 30 days. Seeing pandas and penguins at the Calgary Zoo (the penguins were much more interesting), stopping at the geographical center of North America (unplanned) and the longitudinal center of Canada (planned), kayaking and tubing down lazy rivers in North Michigan, getting much closer to the foot of Niagara Falls than [...]

May 7, 2018

FROM ONE HUT TO ANOTHER

By |2018-05-15T11:21:07+00:00May 7, 2018|21st Century Learning, Elementary|

BY WENDY ENNS, LEARNING SUPPORT SERVICES COORDINATOR What on earth could I possibly offer teachers from a rural village in Ethiopia? In November 2016, I had an incredible opportunity to travel with Run for Water to see a village that ACS Elementary raised money for clean water and a school. I was asked if I [...]

Apr 9, 2018

STAR WARS AND MOTHERHOOD

By |2018-04-17T01:57:39+00:00April 9, 2018|Elementary, Parenting|

“Puh-lease?!?!?” came the persistent begging, once again, from my Star Wars crazed son. He had only asked EVERY DAY to battle me—light-saber style, which is really not my style at all! Always after dinner. Always just as my hands were getting sudsy, cleaning the mess from the last half hour. It was always then that [...]

Feb 13, 2018

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX

By |2018-02-13T07:51:14+00:00February 13, 2018|21st Century Learning, Elementary|

BY SHERRY DRADER, GRADE 4 TEACHER This past Christmas left me flabbergasted—the cardboard box STILL became the most sought after “toy” between my three kids! I’ve always been fascinated by the hours of enjoyment children get from a simple cardboard box, as the adult in me just wants to clean up the mess, flatten the [...]

Nov 13, 2017

KIDNAPPED BY SECOND GRADERS

By |2017-11-13T20:34:26+00:00November 13, 2017|Custom-Fit Education, Elementary|

About an hour drive outside of Guatemala City, we arrived at Bethel school in Patzicia. As usual, we were welcomed warmly into the school by the administrators, but also by the children as they were having their break. We exchanged many handshakes, high fives and fist bumps. During my trip to Guatemala at the end [...]

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