I made this! The power of making with your own two hands.

I have been very lucky during my maternity leave (and really all of the time!) to have the support of my family – husband, in-laws and my own parents. You learn very quickly that it takes a village to raise children…and keep your sanity. The same can be said as a teacher in the classroom … More I made this! The power of making with your own two hands.

Into the reading rabbit hole…lost in PD (personal development)!

When I opened my blog today I found four incomplete drafts from as far back as November 2015. During my short stint blogging I have often written about my struggle to keep up with any type of written reflection. I am someone who will arrive early to school to get prepared and prepped for the … More Into the reading rabbit hole…lost in PD (personal development)!

Insights of a Mom who just can’t let go…of the classroom!

On September 1st, 2017 I was not eagerly awaiting the beginning of a new school year, but the overdue (VERY overdue…2 weeks, 2 days) arrival of my son, Finn. After hours spent with the waves of joy and staring in awe at the miracle before me – my thoughts went immediately to ‘oh no…his birthday … More Insights of a Mom who just can’t let go…of the classroom!

Kidblog – new format for Forest of Reading

Each year, the Ontario Library Association runs the ‘Forest of Reading’ Program. This program involves nominating Canadian authors in several categories, spanning all levels of elementary and secondary. Check out http://bit.ly/1SeH3H6 for all of the details. This year, I wanted to try a new tool to increase the engagement of students in our Forest club at … More Kidblog – new format for Forest of Reading

#peel21st March Blog Hop: Collaborating Near & Far

Today, I am participating in my first Blog Hop! Not being a natural writer, I have found starting a blog very challenging. In the spirit of 21st century learning and acquiring a growth-mindset, I have ventured into the blog0shpere with positive results. From the Blog Hop Page: The ministry recently released 21st Century Competencies: Foundation Document … More #peel21st March Blog Hop: Collaborating Near & Far