Thursday, 22 March 2018

Pi Day

Pi Day

March break here in our school board always seems to coincide with Pi Day.  March 14.  
3.1415926 is what is embedded into my memory.  They have actually found over 9 trillion digits of Pi to date.  

I always eat Pie on Pi day.  I always make my Pie for Pi day.   
I love Pi Day!

So I made No Bake Oreo Pie this year.  Still enjoying it as it lives in freezer.  Yum.


Wednesday, 14 February 2018

My Students give me Reasons to Teach


Teaching is more about the connections and relationships we have with our colleagues and students than with the curriculum.  Don't get me wrong, passion for the subject is important as without passion there is no enthusiasm over the long term for what we are teaching our students.  But greater than that is the idea that if we get to know our students as people rather than a number or a grade, then they will be more inclined to respect and enjoy the learning journey.  My students are not perfect - they make poor choices sometimes but they are young and learn.  Hopefully the next time they make a better choice.  Sometimes personalities clash - human nature dictates that will happen.  Sometimes we have more connects to some than others like anywhere in life.  All students should be treated fairly all the same.  

My students make be laugh, make me cry, inspire me and give me a reason to come to school every day.  

I write poetry for fun.  I wrote them a poem for Valentine's Day. 


Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Math and Poetry

Math is Poetry

Math is a poetry all of its own.  

Language can too be beautiful and as some of you know I like to dabble in poetry.

I have seen this video before, but thought I'd share it as it combines (first 4 minutes) of both math and poetry but rest is good too.    The math people will laugh at all the same place I do.


Sunday, 17 December 2017

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

No matter what holiday you do celebrate, this time of year is about being kind and generous, and, grateful for what we have in our lives.

I am grateful for my family and friends who support me and make me laugh. This also includes my school family who are a great group of people to be around every day. 

I am grateful for my students who become a family for me every year.  They all have something special.

I am grateful for my PLN who help me to learn new things and show me that collaboration and learning is a global endeavor to help our students succeed. 
I am grateful for where I live.  A great community with space to ride and freedom to say what I think.

Wherever you happen to be in the next two weeks, take some time to enjoy the lights,  and those around you and maybe a little quiet time to recharge your batteries. 

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Remembrance Day

Today is Remembrance Day in Canada (Veterans Day in the US I believe).  A day to remember those who have and are fighting for our freedom.  

I was particularly sad on this one.   

It has been a rough start to the school year as my mother got very ill and passed away in September.   She was born during the Blitzkrieg. 

So I thought a lot about her during the last post, as well as my Grandfather who fought in WWII.  The freedom we have to learn, to love, to be who we want to be are a gift. 

Lest We Forget