Author Archives: Lullabies

Outdoor Education: A Frontline Perspective on Implementing a Forest School Program

“Teaching children about the natural world should be treated as one of the most important events in their lives.” ~ Thomas Berry As we prepare for children’s return to school in the fall, there is much concern – from children, … Continue reading

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Notes on Noticing: My Nature Journaling Journey

“Come forth into the light of things, let Nature be your teacher.” ~  William Wordsworth As I write this post, I am sitting on my deck, trying to focus on my surroundings and to use my senses to relate in some … Continue reading

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Creating Art in a Time of Crisis

“Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging.” ~ Joseph Campbell Certain things have kept moving for me, even while the pandemic has caused the world to press the pause button on our daily lives. … Continue reading

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Picture Books about Planting: Sowing Seeds of Wonder

“All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today.” ~ Swedish Proverb During this time of self-isolation, getting outdoors to observe and enjoy spring’s arrival is not always easy. And not everyone has a backyard or … Continue reading

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Kindergarten Planning 101: Ways Parents can Teach at Home During Self-Isolation

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” ~ William Butler Yeats This post is for parents wondering how to address their child’s concerns about COVID-19, and make their well-being a priority while ensuring that learning … Continue reading

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Coping with the COVID-19 Crisis: Keeping our Kids Curious and Creative

“There is no education like adversity.”– Benjamin Disraeli This blog post has been created for all of those being affected by the world’s current health situation – it is for teachers, early childhood educators, care providers, families, parents and children. We … Continue reading

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Arctic Animals Inspired by Inuit Art

“Artists draw what they think… and what they have seen also. But sometimes they draw from their imaginations something that doesn’t exist anywhere in the world.” ~ Pudlo Pudlat I want to share my classroom’s exploration of Inuit art (an … Continue reading

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Critical Literacy and the Portrayal of the Inuit in Children’s Picture Books

What began in my classroom as an inquiry about Arctic animals slowly evolved into a deeper conversation about the Inuit – their relationship with, reliance on and spiritual connection to the animals with whom they share the land. A window … Continue reading

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Valentines for Veterans – From Our Hearts to Yours

“For the veteran, thank you for bravely doing what you’re called to do so we can safely do what we’re free to do.” ~ Unknown Each year on November 11, a special assembly takes place where I work, to acknowledge Remembrance … Continue reading

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From Environmental Footprints to Environmental Handprints

“I care about climate change because of our children. I want to safeguard their future.” ~ Cate Blanchett In recent weeks I have attended some really thought-provoking workshops and a conference about climate change. The focus has been on how … Continue reading

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