Apr 20, 2015

I Avodah, Do You?

By |2018-04-15T22:10:05-07:00April 20, 2015|, , , |

Almost one year ago, I wrote a blog post on my trip to Greater Los Angeles to check out Christian colleges with my daughter. This year for spring break, my wife, Sharon and I took our two younger kids back to LA to visit our older daughter who has settled in to Providence Christian College [...]

Apr 17, 2015

Got Grit?

By |2015-04-17T09:02:07-07:00April 17, 2015|, , |

The Middle School was a slightly hazardous place to visit in mid-March.  You ran the risk of being hit by long range paper airplanes, out in front of the school. Upstairs, you had to navigate through a giant pile of newspaper, dodge a Ping-Pong ball and watch your step for errant marbles.  Why did we [...]

Mar 10, 2015

Whales, Water, and Wonder

By |2018-04-15T22:09:00-07:00March 10, 2015|, |

MONDAY, 7:25 am I am sitting on a BC Ferry with 25 very excited and energetic grade 8 students. We are on our way to Swartz Bay, where we will board another school bus that will take us to Victoria's Inner Harbour. Once there, we will board the two-masted schooner, the “Pacific Grace,” to spend [...]

Feb 6, 2015

What’s the Point?!

By |2015-02-06T07:15:37-08:00February 6, 2015|, |

Sadly, one of the most enjoyable, meaningful and challenging learning opportunities I had did not take place in a classroom. It took place in my backyard, during summer break, when I finally responded in the positive, to enough prodding from my wife and begging from my then three young girls to build the girls a [...]

Jan 29, 2015

Swattin’ That Mosquito

By |2015-01-29T06:27:59-08:00January 29, 2015|, |

I've been connected with Abbotsford Christian School (ACS) for a long time. My student teaching placement was in grade three at the Heritage Campus back when Steve and I were still dating. Soon after I graduated and got married, I was hired on to teach grade five for the next three years. Even after I quit [...]

Jan 23, 2015

Pigeons 101

By |2018-04-15T22:08:52-07:00January 23, 2015|, , |

I never learned as much as when I became a pigeon farmer.  I remember walking to the barns on the day of possession, wondering what I had gotten myself into. I was overwhelmed with the responsibility, and with my ignorance as to how to produce the young pigeons (squab) that were so coveted by the [...]

Jan 21, 2015

Of Grave Robbers and Pharaohs

By |2018-04-15T22:08:33-07:00January 21, 2015|, |

I just had a conversation with an ancient Egyptian grave robber. Seriously, he was hiding out in the tomb of a recently buried Pharaoh. Our big Presentation of Learning Night happened last week. For those of you who have never been to one of our Presentation of Learning Nights, they are a big deal. Our [...]

Jan 12, 2015

YELLING AT STUDENTS IS A BAD IDEA…

By |2015-01-12T07:01:00-08:00January 12, 2015|, |

I lost my voice again this year. Couldn’t speak at all. Croaks, whispers, whistles and frantic waving of hands in gestures not even remotely resembling sign language were all you could get from me. It happens about once every school year, and you think I’d learn… A bad idea.  Yelling at students is a bad [...]

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