Monthly Archives: June 2013

Retirement Has Begun!

Well, school finished at 2:30 p.m. today.  A staff party was enjoyed by all in a beautiful country setting, very relaxing, cooler than in the city and everything I need from the classroom, I have.  The room is cleaner/tidier than … Continue reading

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Down to the Wire

Two days to go!!  The students are still working on fractions, watching a movie for a bit of a reward, and the rooms are all getting tidied up.  Report cards go home tomorrow but some of the children have already … Continue reading

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The Wright Kind of Farewell!

Tonight the staff at school held a lovely retirement party for my colleague and myself.  People were invited and there was a wonderful spread of food with punch.  There was a good turn out and the mood was festive.  A … Continue reading

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Final Countdown!

This is what is remaining: 1 more Science Fair 2 more recess duties 3 more before school duties 4 more walk-to-school days 5 more math lessons 6 more clean-up days 7 more teaching days!! Then the work starts at home: weeding … Continue reading

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Dundas, June, 2013

Arrived safe and sound in Dundas late afternoon Friday.  It was a perfect day to be on the road; there were fluffy cumulus clouds floating gently across the sky and clear blue background, not too hot, not cold.  Made a … Continue reading

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On the Road Briefly

This weekend is Father’s Day in Canada and my father will be 99 next Wednesday so the whole immediate family is gathering to celebrate.  This morning I head out on the road to celebrate my sister’s 70th birthday with the … Continue reading

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First and Last

In the past few years, I have taken members of my school chess club to a board-wide tournament held at another school at the other end of the city. This year, because of actions taken by the union in protest … Continue reading

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A funny thing . . .

A funny thing happened on the way to . . . the retirement party tonight.  Everything was going smoothly.  I got away from school not long after chess club finished, headed home, showered, changed, checked on the Internet where the … Continue reading

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Quick Trip

While storms were threatening in Ottawa this morning, I slipped away in my car to Ogdensburg, N.Y. where the skies were partly cloudy and the temperature was high but the air not stuffy.  I was able to pick up my … Continue reading

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