Sunday, 26 April 2015

Weekend in Charlottetown

An eight hour ferry crossing (still ice to get through!!!) to Prince Edward Island for a quiet weekend without the children. Lots of yarn, books, tea and pretty places.

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Stories of Saints - Histoires de saints

Here is Loane's second grade stories of saints block:

Voici le bloc d'histoires de saints de deuxième année de Loane:

Saint Francis of Assisi / Saint François d'Assise

Francis and the wolf, wool picture by Loane/ tableau de laine de Loane représentant François et le loup

Hiledegard/ Hildegarde

Hildegard's visions, wool picture by Loane/les visions d'Hildegarde, tableau de laine de Loane


Odile discovering the beauty of the chapel garden, painting by Loane/Odile découvre la beauté du jardin de la chapelle, peinture de Loane

Books we read for this block/Nos lectures pour ce bloc:

Saturday, 18 April 2015

This Week - Cette semaine

some spring gnomes I've been making from recycled wool

the children have been enjoying this beautiful bird, an Easter gift from Eve's Little Earthlings

outside, lots of snow melting

painting butterflies

cute hand-me-down knits

a good escape

Wednesday, 15 April 2015


Peronnik is a story from Brittany that Loane and I have just finished reading. A great story for second grade (Celtic stories).

Peronnik est un conte de Bretagne que Loane et moi venons de terminer de lire. Une bonne histoire pour la deuxième classe (histoires celtiques).

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Keep Calm Craft On: Oaklet Shawl

Joining Nicole at Frontier Dreams for Keep Calm Craft On…

My Oaklet Shawl

I'm very happy with this shawl (more like a shawlette or scarf, I would like to knit another, bigger one). The pattern is lovely, very nice to knit, requiring little concentration, perfect for knitting with kiddos around.

Happy crafting on!

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Botany - Botanique

Still trying to catch up with posting schoolwork completed last fall!!! Here is Lucie's Botany block:

Voici le bloc de Botanique de Lucie, complété l'automne dernier (j'essaie encore de rattraper mon retard dans l'affichage de nos travaux scolaires!!!):

Dandelion/ le pissenlit

Mushrooms/ les champignons

Algae and aquatic plants/ les algues et les plantes aquatiques

Water Lily/ Nénuphar
Ferns/ les fougères

Conifers/ les conifères

Roses/ les roses

butterflies and bees/ les papillons et les abeilles

plants and their everyday uses/ les plants et leurs utilisations

we ended our block with a visit to the Montreal Botanical Gardens where we saw plants that grow in different climates

nous avons terminé notre bloc avec une visite au Jardin botanique de Montréal pour voir des plantes qui poussent dans différents climats

some books we found helpful and inspiring

quelques livres utiles et inspirants