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Monthly Archives: November 2014


This year’s Santa Claus had an Aussie accent.  I guess the big guy has helpers all over the world.  He asked Blake what he would like for Christmas and Blake asked him what other kids had asked for.  Santa told him that kids had asked for lots of different toys and Blake told him one of … Continue reading »

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Turkey Trot

Our students in Gr 3-5 run the Turkey Trot each November.  It’s a short cross country run for fun and fitness.  This year our Gr 1 & 2s ran one in their own classes.  Blake ran a super, if unconventional, race. Here’s their start.  He’s on the far right. If you look a little closer … Continue reading »

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Christmas is Coming!!

Look what arrived in the mail from Grandma! It’s a lego advent calendar!  We’ll begin next Tuesday and countdown til the day we leave for Christmas, which is exactly one month today.  Woo hoo!Blake looks really sad in this picture.  Poor wee thing has a pounding headache and a raging fever. He’s much better now. … Continue reading »

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Giving Tree

The Giving Tree is a Shanghai charity that provides a bag of warm clothes and goodies for kids in less fortunate areas of the city to be distributed around Chinese New Year. Our school raised 85,000 rmb (around 15,000 USD) for the Giving Tree. Yesterday afternoon these cuties helped pack 480 bags full of sweaters, toys, school … Continue reading »

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SLC – Student Led Conference

It’s Student Led Conference Time.  Warning:  This is kind of a braggy post.  Feel free to stop reading if you don’t want to hear me gush.  Because I am about to gush…big time. Blake’s teacher is in America so we met with her last Monday.  She spoke of areas where Blake glows and areas where … Continue reading »

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