Month: October 2015

Teaching Social/World Issues With Children’s Books: My CHEX Daily Segment and Book Lists

Last night on CHEX Daily I chatted with hosts Teresa Kaszuba and Mike Judson about using children’s books to explore social and world issues with kids. The titles I brought tackle subjects like bullying, learning disabilities, race, homelessness, natural resources, poverty, war and education. In the second segment, we’re joined by one of my PVNC […] Read more…

Out of the September Haze

It’s October 15th, and I think I’m finally coming out of the September haze. (I’m blaming the delay on the late Labour Day.) The start of the school year always takes its toll on me. While I thrive on routine, getting both a household and a classroom back on board isn’t always easy (I’ll spare […] Read more…

The Halloween Decorations Are Out!

Our house is now ready for Halloween! This morning I pulled out the bin of decorations, as well as our brand-new box from Hallmark, and the girls and I got busy! One of my favourite Halloween items is our collection of photographs taken over the years, which I set out as a display on the […] Read more…

Kate’s Favourite Things – October 2015

Here are my top picks for the month! BOOKS The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz This one continues the series begun by the late Stieg Larsson, and Lagercrantz does a great job staying true to the feel of the original books and characters – though I often wonder how much credit should […] Read more…