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Day Three: Full STEAM Ahead: Hungry for Science Encourages Young Engineers!

It was day three at the VSO School of Music Spring Break Camp and it was jam packed with fun! We read “A House Like That” by Kari-Lynn Winters. This poem in “Hungry for Science: Poems to Crunch on” really … Continue reading

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Using Crayon Resist and Math Poetry to Explore the Seasons: An Easy, Accessible Activity to Accompany Reading “Cycles” in “Hungry for Science: Poems to Crunch on”

  It is day two of my spring break camp with the VSO School of Music. Invigorated and enlivened by the  smiles and enthusiasm of the young students enrolled in the class, I find myself inspired at the end of … Continue reading

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Hungry for Science Featured at the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra School of Music

The science of sound and the lyricism of poetry are a great fit for young music lovers. The VSO School of Music hosted full and half day exploratory arts camps for children this past week and I was one of … Continue reading

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Remembrance: Turning the Page to Peace

Some things you may not know about me: -I cry most times when Canada’s national anthem is played -I watch the television broadcast version of the Remembrance Ceremonies from Ottawa every year and have done since I was little. I … Continue reading

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Book Birthdays Galore!

This fall launches some fabulous new student writing. Ivan Sun and Andrew Li, two spectacular young authors, both now in grade six, are well seasoned. The novels they wrote feature time travelling characters who get wrapped up in mysteries and … Continue reading

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Write On! A Summer Publishing Marathon!

For many years now, each July, I have designed and taught a course called Book Publisher through Summer at St. George’s. Eager young writers and illustrators sign up for a two week adventure into writing, illustrating, editing, designing and publishing … Continue reading

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Hungry for Science is Here!!!!!

I love book birthdays! It makes for an up kind of week with plenty of anticipation! I was up every time I heard anything like a UPS truck approaching; up when my package finally arrived at the door and up … Continue reading

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