Sculptures de Glace!

I’m currently teaching about Quebec’s Winter Carnival to my grade 7 class, and as an attempt to integrate culture into the classroom, I had my students build ice sculptures yesterday in groups of three or four. They ended up having a lot of fun planning what they were going to build and making their structures…

Watercolour in Italy (Part 2)

I am finally back from a long and wonderful trip in Italy. If there was one thing that stood out for me in the three weeks that I spent from Rome to Florence to the Amalfi Coast, it’s that Italians will try to communicate with you even if they don’t know a stitch of English,…

Watercolour in Italy

I am currently on vacation in Italy and I am excited to share with you what I’ve seen so far on this trip! Uploading photos will not happen until after I return home, but I have been doing some illustrated journaling! Last week, I was in Rome with my family where we did a great…

Calgary’s 100th Stampede!

Being an ESL teacher has made me so much more aware and proud of the culture in Alberta. Though I am not normally a country music listening or cowboy hat wearing type of girl, I truly enjoyed “showing off” this side of Calgary to my students. We took them to the annual parade, brought them…

My Grandpa

This weekend was my grandpa’s birthday and we went out to celebrate with extended family. As always, we went to a Chinese restaurant and had lobster, fish, Chinese water spinach with mushrooms, sweet and sour pork (I still can’t believe that’s actually an authentic dish!), lo mai fan, and other dishes that I can’t remember. I…