samedi 24 janvier 2009

Happy Happy V-Day !!!! <3

Every February, across the country, candy, flowers, and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine. But who is this mysterious saint and why do we celebrate this holiday?

jeudi 29 mai 2008


I wanted to share this cute yet meaningful quote with all of you! :)

"Everyone smiles in the same language" - Unknown

lundi 26 mai 2008

Summer oh eight!! :)

Hey Guys!!!

Summer is just around the corner and I am excited!!! :)

I have a job as a substitute teacher for the months of May & June in a high school.
This job made me realize that, even if we all have the same background, we all have different cultures.
Most of my students have an English background but some of them are also Native. My whole life, I have been going to school with people who have a Francophone background, and now I get to teach to students who have a background which is quite different from mine and I can really notice a whole lot of differences. I think this experience is quite unique, for me anyways, and I plan on taking full advantage of it!

I hope you guys have a great summer, I'm sure I will

Xo Xo

jeudi 10 avril 2008


Finally, spring weather is making it's way! Yay! Snow is melting, the sun is shining, it's freezing at night and most importantly, sap is running is those maple trees. That's right, it's sugar shack time!!

Everyone who is from Canada has been to a sugar shack at least once in their lives! (If not, you don't know what you're missing!)

I think this custom is something very important and particular to our culture as it has been part of it for hundreds of years.

So here's a link to little history lesson about our famous Canadian maple syrup!

To My Visitors! :)

Hi guys!
I just wanted to thank everyone who took the time to visit my blog and left a comment.
I love reading what you have to say about culture and teaching, keep them comming!!

lundi 7 avril 2008

Olny srmat poelpe can raed tihs!

cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm.
Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt!
Can you read this?? Let me know....

Let's Not Forget About Our Culture Eh!

So all this talk about foreign culture, but what about our Candian culture?!

In my opinion, it is crucial for students to know about their culture before learning about others, so I found this superbe website with overwhelming information about our culture! Pretty sweet eh?

Check it out!

Add on foreign languages

I thought this cute video spoke for itself! Enjoy!!

Multicultural Recipe Book

I was inspired by one of my classmates' blog, to post recipes on mine! I found this great website with over 30 multicultural recipes suggested! These recipes come from Rusia, India, Danemark, Sweden, Japan, etc. In addition, this website is designed for kids, so, although some ingredients may be hard to find, the recipes are super simple!!

This was actually a six grade class project, and a great one might I add! I think that this provided a one of a kind opportunity for students to experience with other cultures and see the differences and similarities! You should definitely check it out. Let me know what you think!!

dimanche 6 avril 2008

What Is Culture Anyways?!

So, as I am doing some research on ESL teaching and culture, I can't help but wonder...what is culture anyways?
In my opinion, there is a broad definition of culture, but I think it can also be a very personal thing.

Let me know what you think! What your definition of culture is!!!