Christmas Parade and Light Up

Tonight was High Prairie’s annual Christmas Parade and Light Up! I drove onto the main street with my 91 year old lady friend and we watched the parade together. Well actually, she stayed in the car while I hopped out into the biting cold to take pictures. Please excuse the blurriness, I was walking while…

Student Art Work

It’s been a busy week with two nights of parent teacher interviews on top of the usual planning! I felt a little apprehensive at first about meeting with the parents, but in the end it was actually quite pleasant because everyone was so friendly! The interviews were light and casual and it was mostly student-led,…

Teacher Tip #1: Don’t get mad

I think I’m going to start recording all the bits of advice I come across in teaching. At the beginning of the year, all the new teachers had an orientation day where we could talk with some veteran teachers. I asked this one man, who had been teaching for over 30 years, what his number…

Picking myself up after Chaos

I have no words. I actually cannot function or think properly until I deal with the emotions I am feeling right now, and writing it out has always been the best way for me to do that. Frustration, disappointment, hurt, anger, maybe even borderline despair. No, it wasn’t my grade four class as you would…