Tag: Frontier College

  • Upbeat Despite the Off Beat…

    Day #33 Have you ever had one of those days where everything seems to go right, but some inexplicable factor keeps you feeling just a little bit off balance? You can’t really put your finger on what it is, but something just kind of pokes at you. Maybe it makes you feel a little bit […]

  • First Moose, Now a Goose…

    Day #32 Another fine Saturday morning dawned upon Fort Hope and I remained asleep! Most days I wouldn’t want to miss my morning routine of listening to a ‘Q’ podcast, making a bowl of porridge, eating a piece of fruit, drinking a cup of tea and heading off to camp, but today, my ability to […]

  • Twilight…

    Day #31 The rain returned to Fort Hope today. It returned just in time to destroy our plans to have a morning water day with the younger kids and an afternoon cookout with the older kids. But, as this summer has taught me time and time again; (In the words of Shad K) you just […]

  • Lucky Number 13…

    Day #30 The walking school bus failed yet again…but…yet again our attendance spiked! We finished our day with 13 enthusiastic 4-6 year olds. What made this even better was the fact that out of our 13, 3 of them were brand new. Some of the new kids were a bit of a handful, but overall […]

  • And Then There Were Nine…

    Day #29 The Walking School Bus, was a complete failure, and as a result we had our best day yet in our 4-6 class! Nanajean and I headed out early this morning to collect our 4-6 year olds from their houses. We expected to increase our numbers by employing this direct method. However, much to […]

  • That’s Right, I Watched an Episode of Gilmore Girls…

    Day #28 There are layers to any experience. Each one reveals something new about who we are and how we function in certain situations. For me, my experience so far in Fort Hope has been all about the layers. If you’ve been keeping up to date with my daily writing, you will know that I […]

  • Good Morning Monday…

    Day #27 Despite last night’s late bedtime, I managed to start today off on a particularly cheerful note. I don’t want to speak too soon, but I think that I’m slipping nicely into the role of being the ‘morning person’ of the house. It’s probably one of the things that irritates my housemates the most […]

  • Deep Breaths and Canoes…

    Day #26 Deep breaths, counting backwards from 100 and singing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star were, today, my methods of survival. For whatever reason I found our camp planning session this morning to be extremely tedious, circular and frustrating. Various factors contributed to this feeling of deep frustration, but at the end of it all we […]

  • Moose Meat

    Day #25 Wait for it…this is a pretty big announcement…Okay, not really, but in my mind it is a monumental shift. I have decided that I will start putting my ‘title’ for the day’s blog in the ‘Title’ line and the day number below it in the body of the post. This represents a pretty […]

  • Day #24

    Round and Round We Go… Yesterday’s metaphor was the rollercoaster, today’s will be the merry-go-round. Today I hopped onto one of those old beat up horses and rode round and round at breakneck speed! Today followed a similar pattern to yesterday. Things started out with rain, cold and wind, followed by a relatively peaceful morning […]