Everyday Life with Erin

Exploring the Beauty of YYC

This week during our staff meeting, our admin had us discuss with a partner about our best and worst teacher; their name, qualities, and why we felt how we did about them. It was a moving discussion, in the fact that both memories brought very strong feelings for staff. It was very easy to remember …

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Did you know that “In any given year, one in five Canadians will experience a mental health problem or illness,” (Mental Health Commission of Canada, 2014). January 28, 2014 marks the fourth year of the Bell Let’s Talk campaign. It’s an opportunity to start a discussion around mental health issues, reduce the stigma associated with …

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“I don’t even understand why we have dictionaries. All you have to do is type a word into the internet and boom, you know what it means.” “I know, right? It’s so much easier. Any time I don’t know a word, I just type it into my app and it tells me.” “So true! I …

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Arriving home about an hour earlier than normal, I ventured out on a walk with my lovely dog. The bells must have just gone and the students dismissed from their day of school, as the pathways and sidewalks were filled with chatty children. A group of energetic girls, I’m guessing somewhere between grades 6-9, approached …

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Heading out on supervision at lunch recess today, a young girl in my class approached me and asked if she could walk with me. Our conversation went something like this: “Ms.Petley, do you mind if I walk with you today?” “Sure!” “Ok, so what do you want to talk about?” Pondering for a few seconds, …

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