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My new favourite school: Canadian Martyrs

This week I’m visiting two grade 5 classes at Canadian Martyrs School in Burlington, one in the morning one in the afternoon. These pictures are of my morning bunch as they write character sketches on their stuffed animals. What I love about the students is whether they like writing or not they just seem to get right at it with enthusiasm and a gusto for learning. Makes my job fun. I fel lucky this week.

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Sandcastle Contest

Just for the record

this was the winning sandcastle
but all of them were fabulous.
I just like digging holes and watching them fill with water.

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The summer went by so quickly

It’s now almost October

and I haven’t said anything about my great summer. Camping in the rain turned out to be one highlight. Lots of hiking with all of my current grandchildren. (There’s a new baby coming in April. ) Great roasted marshmallows and Polish Sausages. One canoe ride in thunder and lightning–next morning we paddled in almost not rain. These two shots should be in reverse order the keen on the roaders at the beginning and then the pals sleeping on top of each other later. Other highlights were cottaging with friends and watching shooting stars, judging the Burlington Sandcastle Competition again, swimming on Labour Day Weekend–it finally stopped raining, and taking part of Telling Tales Story Festival in Westfield Village. I refuse to believe summer’s over so there may be more posts mixed in with my school visit to Canadian Martyrs.

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