new year, new adventure

So, I’ve been sitting on some exciting news for a while that involves my teaching assignment next year… As many of you know, I currently teach Pre-Kindergarten in the morning and an assortment of prep classes in Grades 4, 5, 6, and Kindergarten in the afternoon. There have been some changes in class sizes and […]

short and (so very) sweet

I am so very pleased to announce that I have been accepted into an online Masters degree program in Early Childhood Education through the University of British Columbia! This is a part-time, cohort program, which means that for the next 2 and 1/2 years, I will be taking one or two classes at a time, […]

light table eye candy

Our class recently received this brand new tri-fold mirror. The decision to add this piece to the light table was a good one, as it drew students to the centre today. The addition of this aesthetic element amps up the already beautiful colored blocks on the light table. I was bursting with excitement when students […]

once upon a time…

(if you want to skim/skip the story and get into the meat and potatoes of why I wrote a tale about the history of colonization in Canada, scroll down) Once upon a time, there was a group of noble and peaceful people living in a vast and varied land. These people lived alone on their […]

a sprinkle of fairy dust

DISCLAIMER: This post is lengthy and focuses specifically on Early Childhood Education topics. It includes my personal reflections on different PD topics that I have explored as part of a conference. If this does not interest/apply to you, please feel free to find some of my more general education posts – no hard feelings 🙂 […]

fossils of play

A quick little jot about some exciting happenings in my teaching life (which, let’s face it, is a large chunk of my life most days – haha!): 1.I have officially applied to take my Masters degree in Early Childhood Education (online, through the University of British Columbia). Thank you to all of my wonderful mentors […]

on the bad days

One thing that has surprised me about teaching is what an emotional roller coaster it can be. One day I feel like a superhero teacher who rocked every lesson and was on top of her game; the next day I feel as if I have no idea what I’m doing and nothing went right. The […]

student passion = teacher passion

It is already dangerously near my weeknight bedtime (which I have been trying to faithfully follow this year with much success so far!), so I am going to try and make this one quick, but still jam-packed with the good stuff. 🙂 I’ve been known to beat myself up over not posting more often on […]