Leaving La Ville de Québec

Leaving a place that has left an impression on me is never easy. I can’t believe how quickly the time has gone and how quickly people come and go. I wrote thank you cards to my teachers and said my farewells after school today. As it has become a Friday tradition, my friends and I went…

Reflections on Traveling

This week has been so full of joy and blessings. My classes continue to push me to new limits and they have really stretched my skills in French. Conversation classes have been more lively lately and I absolutely love how much we laugh in class. I am exploring the city with every chance I get (and getting quite…

Summer Freedom

  I am so excited to have finished my second year of teaching! And what a blessed year it has been. I know I haven’t been making a lot of blog posts this year about school, but I have been savouring every special moment that has passed since I began last August. My kids have finished…

Verse Art

Because our school is so small, not all junior high students are able to take art. In fact, there is only room for a couple of grade 9 students and the rest is reserved for high school. This leaves my grade 7s and 8s itching for any opportunity to draw or work with their hands.…

Facing my Class

Going into my first year of teaching, I knew that it would be physically and mentally demanding. But what I hadn’t braced myself for was how emotionally demanding this profession would be as well. In the past nine months that I have been teaching, I have never before experienced such extremes in anger, frustration, desperation,…

Crayon Art

One of the final projects that I did with my junior high art class was Crayon Art! It hadn’t actually occurred to me to do this project until one of my students showed me a picture of her canvas of melted rainbow colours that she had done at home. It was beautiful and it was…