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Remembrance: Poems and Stories for November 11th

Every year, I ask my students to write a poem or essay to submit to the Royal Canadian Legion’s essay and poetry competition. Every year, I am astounded at how much they learn and how they find ways to connect … Continue reading

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Spooktacular Halloween Poetry!

Want to write some spooky poetry? Maybe with a humorous twist? Try an Epitaph Poem and get the final word! Epitaphs are short rhymes that can be found on headstones or gravestones to use a spookier term. You can find … Continue reading

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Fall Cleanup: Scary Mary’s Bewitching Plants: Poems and Pictures

Fall is one of my favourite seasons…colourful trees, pumpkins, wreaths, corn and sunflower mazes, hayrides, harvests…with just a little spooky (or sometimes a lot) thrown in for good measure.  Scary Mary from “Hungry for Science: Poems to Crunch on” has been … Continue reading

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Earth Day Colour Poems

“Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together … all things connect.” —Chief Seattle Today marks the 50thanniversary … Continue reading

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Poetry in Pantomime: But How do I Act Out a Sitting on a Tuffet?

Does anyone know what a tuffet is? I certainly had to look it up. A tuffet is a tuft of clump of something or a footstool or low seat. How Miss Muffet, in all of her petticoats sat comfortably on … Continue reading

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13 Ways…

In isolation, the world has both sped up and wound down. It asks us to look at things differently, how we socialize, how we shop, how we communicate. Perhaps we have time to examine our lives more carefully. In celebration … Continue reading

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Celebrate National Poetry Month with…Ice Cream Poetry!

Today we kick off a WHOLE month celebrating poetry! It’s National Poetry Month! Why not start with a party? Every party needs ice cream right? Poetry and ice cream make a deliciously divine, decadent duo, especially when they invite alliteration … Continue reading

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May You…Positive Poetry to Foster Heartwarming Moments

What better time than now to send good wishes out to the world? To those we love? To those who may be in isolation and unable to see people?  Take some time today to be positive and compose a May … Continue reading

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The Science of Catching A Leprechaun

So, you’ve built your trap, left a trail of leprechaun treats and made some observations. What did you discover about the science of catching a leprechaun? Did anyone succeed? While staying at home, Edison is taking time out to develop … Continue reading

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Building a Better Leprechaun Trap…

Leprechauns have been know to, like their December friends (also known as Elves on Shelves) leave some mischievous evidence of their presence in homes across the world as March 17thapproaches. My nephews have reported finding green Leprechaun ‘droppings’ in their … Continue reading

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