making messes joyfully

A student’s request of “Can I paint?” this morning sparked this beautiful play experience, as we brought out finger paint for the first time. Several students were interested in trying out this new medium, and tried out various different techniques (fingerprints, handprints, swiping to make lines and doodles) on their paper. However, after a few […]

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planting myself

I have recently been trying to ‘plant myself’ during free play time in my classroom; rather than flitting to various areas of the classroom as children play, I sit down at one spot and try to stay there for the duration of free play time. I have noticed a few things when I employ this […]

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Welcome

Hi, everyone! I’m a master student working on Education Leadership at University of Regina. I used to be a social science teacher in China for seven years. Currently, I am a young mother of two little kids and live in … Continue reading

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planting myself

Hard to believe another school year is already underway! We are in full swing and I’m looking forward to another year of learning alongside the little souls that I’m blessed to have in my classroom everyday. This will be a quick post; I just wanted to celebrate the fact that I found photo evidence of […]

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one with nature

Nature has been on my mind a lot lately. The reasons for this are three-fold: Two months ago, I got a new dog. Russ has been such an awesome addition to my life, as he has gotten me out and walking two times a day. Before I had him, it was much easier to make […]

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EDL 820 – Major Project Blog – 4 of 4 – After Presenting

     After a good five weeks of research and preparation, I was able to present to the school, once to the Grade 9 and 10 students on Monday, April 1st and then to the Grade 11 and 12’s on Tuesday, April 2nd during the 15 minute Advisory period in the school auditorium about using smartphones responsibly.  The presentations lasted right around the 15 minutes I had planned for them and were well received, for the most part. I will discuss changes from the first presenta […]

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