Grade 4 · Grade 5 · Humor · Lifestyle · Waldorf Education

The Day We Carried Ice Blocks On Our Heads

Working with children is one of the most highly unpredictable things one can do. The things they say, the things they do, it’s nearly impossible for any adult not to be utterly amused. There have been times I’m in the middle of a lesson on multiplying fractions when a child may fart in class and… Continue reading The Day We Carried Ice Blocks On Our Heads

Havarti · Humor · Lifestyle · Uncategorized

Why Chihuahuas Are Not Indigenous to Alberta

Winter in Alberta: it’s gloomy, wretched, merciless. Cold. It’s a dry cold, the kind that gives you nosebleeds, turns your skin into scales, and makes a remote car starter a fundamental necessity. For a migrant to Alberta such as myself, winter can really sip, swallow, and sop up every bit of your joy if you let… Continue reading Why Chihuahuas Are Not Indigenous to Alberta

Breakfast · Food · Lifestyle · Nutrition · Recipes

2 Minute Prep: Baked Egg & Avocado

This is one of my favorite breakfast dishes. It’s a great way to get in plenty of protein and healthy fats. Not only is it delicious, the preparation takes under 2 minutes. Really! Pop these babies in while you get ready for your day and let the oven do the work. No stirring, whisking, crisping, flipping, or… Continue reading 2 Minute Prep: Baked Egg & Avocado

Lifestyle

4 Reasons to Write Down Your Goals

After reading about Erin Condren Life Planners on my friend Taralynn’s blog, I absolutely had to try one. They’re colorful, customizable, and inspirational. It came on Thursday and I absolutely couldn’t wait to unbox it. I felt like I was becoming a part of a secret club of motivated, planning individuals. I’ve never been a… Continue reading 4 Reasons to Write Down Your Goals

Grade 4 · Lifestyle · Waldorf Education

Owl Paintings by 10-Year-Old Waldorf Students

Why We Study Animals This year we are studying Zoology; we study animals by comparing each creature directly to the human being. Why? The human being is balanced; we have a desirable combination of an intellectual brain (head),  well-developed organ systems (trunk), and highly specialized hands and feet (limbs) that allow us to paint, build, dance, and create quite… Continue reading Owl Paintings by 10-Year-Old Waldorf Students

Lifestyle · Waldorf Education

A Peek Into My Classroom & Waldorf Education

When I’m not experimenting in the kitchen, reading poetry, or trying to prevent my Chihuahua, Havarti from eating dust bunnies, then usually, I’m at work. I truly believe I work at one of the most magical places on earth (and no, not Disney World). I work at a school that I believe (obviously without any bias) is unlike… Continue reading A Peek Into My Classroom & Waldorf Education

Advice · Food · Gluten-Free · Health · Lifestyle · Lunch · Nutrition · Uncategorized

3 Reasons Why I Never Buy Salad Dressing

I don’t buy salad dressing any more. In fact, most of the time if I’m eating at home I don’t use it at all. Why? I usually add some form of protein to my salads (like salmon, chicken, ground beef, quinoa). I usually fry up the protein first because I love the contrast of cold crispy… Continue reading 3 Reasons Why I Never Buy Salad Dressing