November 17, 2017

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no eyes looking up at me as I move around the room

no sleepy breathing sounds nearby

no clicks on the floor late at night

no nose nudges for more patting

no furry body to step over in the bedroom doorway

no thump thump thumping of Rozz's tail in the morning

November 16, 2017

Thursday's Quote | Unwavering Loyalty

A person can learn a lot from a dog, even a loopy one like ours. Marley taught me about living each day with unbridled exuberance and joy, about seizing the moment and following your heart. He taught me to appreciate the simple things-a walk in the woods, a fresh snowfall, a nap in a shaft of winter sunlight. And as he grew old and achy, he taught me about optimism in the face of adversity. Mostly, he taught me about friendship and selflessness and, above all else, unwavering loyalty. - John Grogan, Marley & Me: Love and Life with the World's Worst Dog 

November 15, 2017

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Tweeted 26 October 2013
Do you think it would be fun to actually follow (in real life) (for one day) someone you follow on Twitter?
In real life, I would follow Kristine Mraz while she was teaching. I would love to watch her in action and then have time at the end of the day to ask her questions.

November 14, 2017

Slice of Life | Effort

In class, we were learning how to use our problem-solving notebooks.

I was sharing how effort grows brains.

Every time I said "effort", one little boy would say, "That's a bad word".

Do you hear it?

November 12, 2017

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On November 5, 2016, Amy Krouse Rosenthal tweeted answers to a KNOWvember quiz made about her. For today's writing, and to do something different, I thought I would make a quiz.

1. Where does Loralee live?
a. Moncton
b. Sackville
c. Grand Rapids

2. Loralee's dog's name is:
a. Rascal
b. Rozz
c. Brandy

3. What is Loralee's favorite snack?
a. Tostitos with barbecue sauce with cheese
b. Sunflower seeds
c. Ripple potato chips with ketchup

4. What is Loralee's favorite drink?
a. Tea
b. Milk
c. Orange juice

4. Where's her favorite place to write?
a. On the porch
b. At her desk
c. At the kitchen table

5. Does Loralee have any kids?
a. Yes, 2
b. Yes, 3
c. Yes, 4

6. What is Loralee's secret talent?
a. She can quickly say the alphabet backwards.
b. She can stare at you the longest without blinking.
c. She can name all the Prime Ministers of Canada.

7. What is Loralee's favorite color?
a. navy
b. brown
c. red

8. What is Loralee's favorite thing to do?
a. Watch the kids play soccer and volleyball
b. Read
c. Be home
d. All of the above

November 10, 2017

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Eliza and her Canada Games teammates were invited to Fredericton.

Medalists were honored by Premier Brian Gallant at the Legislature.

We are thankful for the support of our province.

Jim sent three photos to help us save the moment.