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…

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…

Shoeboxing

Every year since I was in the third grade, my family and I have always packed shoeboxes for Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child.When I left for university, I continued the tradition with my friends. Sometimes I got a little carried away with my dollar store purchases, but it always worked out as I was able to…

Bracing for Winter

Well, the snow has finally blanketed the city in a thin layer of hazardous fluff. Already, there have been 130 or so car accidents since midnight. Thankfully, I don’t have class today nor do I have any pressing errands, so I am going to stay in my warm abode with Joni Mitchell and my cup…