Category Archives: Family

But, He Can Do It At Home….

Have you ever had a parent tell you, “But Johnny (insert any child’s name here) can count to 100 by 2’s (insert any skill here) at home with no difficulty at all. He does it all the time!” As a … Continue reading

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My Resilient Little Girl

My 7-year-old daughter continues to amaze me every day. A little over a week ago, she broke her elbow playing on the monkey bars (or more specifically, falling OFF the monkey bars). It was a very bad break so she … Continue reading

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School is Home

While I have always known it, from personal experience, this year made me realize once again just how important school is for our students.  School is a safe place for many students.  The ONLY safe place. Our students know what … Continue reading

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Learning From My Little Girl

Friday was the last day of work for me before I began summer holidays.  So exciting!  As is our family tradition, it was Friday, so we headed down to Vancouver as we do every other Friday night.  This time, we … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Reflection

I have celebrated eight Mother’s Days (if you count the one when I was pregnant with my daughter who is now 7-years-old).  I am very fortunate to have 3 wonderful children: Trista (7), Pauli (4), and Carson (1).  I am … Continue reading

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My Top Ten in Ten Days – Celebrating my 100th Blog Post – 1/10

Like I have mentioned, being a mom is the most important thing I do. It always has to come first!  I am fortunate to have 3 wonderful kids: Trista (7), Pauli (4), and Carson (1).  They brighten my each and … Continue reading

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Children: The Heart of the Matter

Our city is hosting the Children: The Heart of the Matter conference this weekend.  Last night was the Keynote address by Dr. Gordon Neufeld.  Dr. Neufeld is a developmental psychologist with 40 years of experience with children and youth and … Continue reading

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Everyday Learning

I haven’t been blogging or tweeting much these days. It’s just been so busy.  Work has been busy, but so has my home life.  With all this busyness, my learning has been going strong. Here are some of the things … Continue reading

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Study Group – Parental Engagement

Our district does a great job promoting professional development from within.  There are a number of opportunities for us as administrators (as I posted here).  I am involved in a Study Group focusing on 21st Century Learning and Engaging the … Continue reading

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Are “Wants” Necessary?

Our school has done an amazing job collecting donations for a number of our most in-need families this Christmas season.  It was quite a wonderful, rewarding experience for everyone involved.  The generosity of the staff and some local businesses overwhelmed … Continue reading

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