June 25, 2020

a sentence a day | 25

I heard this question today.

   How many 84-year-old women have legs like hers?

You can guess who said it and who he said it about.

June 23, 2020

a sentence a day | 23

Confidence is 18 and driving a standard alone (and well) after a few instructions.

June 18, 2020

a sentence a day | 18

Loralee: Eliza, what is keto?

Eliza: It's blah, blah, blah.

Loralee: OK. But what do you eat?

Eliza: You blah, blah, blah.

Loralee: No, I don't get it. What do you eat? Isn't it a leaf like lettuce?

Eliza: Mom! That's kale.

June 15, 2020

a sentence a day | 15

I can almost count on the power flashing off and on
when I'm working on something important on the computer.

June 8, 2020

a sentence a day | 8

We would have celebrated Laureen's 55th birthday yesterday.

I wonder what she would have been like.

June 4, 2020

a sentence a day | 4

The authors spoke to young people and
then they spoke to parents and educators.
So moving. So unsettling.

There is work to be done.
- Walter Dean Myers

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To watch a recording of the Rally,
please click here.

To learn more about amplifying and
celebrating Black voices, please click here.

June 2, 2020

a sentence a day | 2

by Jelani Memory

Some conversations are difficult,
but they are important to have.
Books can help start the talking.
I shared a link to this one
with my students' families.
They have been expressing
gratitude for the book.

May 30, 2020

Counting Blessings

The Government of New Brunswick

- was watching and preparing

- closed schools quickly when first cases arrived

- put safety measures in immediately

- listened to health care experts

- worked together with opposing parties

- communicated with government employees

- communicated with the residents of New Brunswick

- answered hard questions

- enforced quarantine and controlled our borders

- made adjustments when necessary

I'm thankful for the things they did,
and are doing, to keep us safe in New Brunswick.

May 29, 2020

akr inspired | 305

Because of Covid-19, we have been working from home for 12 weeks in New Brunswick.

On Monday, we go back in the schools for 4 weeks and 2 days.

It will be strange without our students.

May 28, 2020

something I read | about carpet

I was reading a a sweet post about family
and priorities by Ruth Ayres.

A favorite sentence was -

"I'm learning to be grateful for the carpet that is so old
that it doesn't matter if there is a spill."

We have that carpet in our house.

I realize I can be grateful for it.

May 25, 2020

akr inspired | 302

This or That Questions

Rain or snow?

Milk or juice?

Facebook or Instagram?

Cups in the cupboard: right side up or upside down?
right side up

Friends or The Office?
The Office

Phone call or text?

Time machine or magic wand?
magic wand

Pancakes or waffles?

Live without music or television?

Townhouse or farmhouse?

Lemonade or iced tea?
iced tea

May 23, 2020

akr inspired | 301

I was remembering something Annie said when she was really little.

We were driving away from the cottage.

In her sweet, quiet voice, she said,

   "I wish we never had to leave Beulah."

She is the same today.

May 22, 2020

Quote | Optimism

It's not that optimism solves all of life's problems;
it is just that it can sometimes make the difference
between coping and collapsing.
- Lucy MacDonald

May 21, 2020

akr inspired | 300

Ethan and I played this game so much
during our weeks at home that we started to
memorize marks on the back! Oops!

May 20, 2020

akr inspired | 299

a pretty good way to listen to an audio book for school -

sitting in a lazyboy outside

in the sunshine

with my feet on Pearl

(the lazyboy is broken and waiting for big garbage day,
but in the meantime, it's become a favorite spot around the campfire)

May 19, 2020

akr inspired | 298

Two fall-off-my-chair things happened yesterday -

An invitation came from Katie Keier.

And then Kristi Mraz, who was invited
as well, followed me on Twitter.

May 18, 2020

akr inspired | 297


My new favorite sentence -

"When I'm at school, I still feel like I'm at home."

- spoken on the phone by a kindergartener reflecting on why she misses school