Author Archives: kirafladager

On International Women’s Day

Slice of Life March 8 Today, a line to honour and celebrate each of the women I love and who have inspired me to be the person I am today. Infinite love, unwavering champion, unshaken foundation. Wisdom, strength and longevity. … Continue reading

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Living in a Snow Globe

Slice of Life March 5 Today it feels like I live in a snow globe. Looking down on the city  from our fifth floor condo, I see a winter world shaken, white swirling and churning, up, down, all around. There is … Continue reading

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Boredom Buster

Slice of Life #3 Sometimes being bored can be beneficial. Last night my son ran out of things to do so he invented a game. He gave nonsense words to food and utensils and then made a menu that we … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name?

Slice of Life Day 2. As a child of the 80’s all I wanted was a pencil with my name on it. There were pencils galore with names like Lisa, Janet, Amber and Amanda but none with my name, Kira. … Continue reading

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Slices

Here is a little slice of who I am. Love it… The warmth of the sun after a long, frigid winter. The smile on my son’s face when I pick him up from school at the end of the day. … Continue reading

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Out of Hibernation

As the sun finally starts to gain power in this frigid northern land, I have decided to resurrect my long neglected blog. Ironically, my last post in 2013 was about dormant readers so I guess this is a good time … Continue reading

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Get Dormant Readers Out of Reading Hibernation

It has been the longest, most difficult winter that I can remember in a long time.  All I want to do is stay curled up in my flannel pajamas and hibernate in my basement under a cuddly quilt.  I feel … Continue reading

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Back Channel for Reflection

In my role as Literacy Coordinator, I am part of many professional development sessions with the teachers in our division.  For the last few sessions we have been using TodaysMeet (www.todaysmeet.com) to live stream comments and questions while the session … Continue reading

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The Year of Literacy

One of my favourite things about this time of year are the “best of” lists that come out.  I love reviewing the year’s most interesting people, biggest news stories, biggest scandals, and the best of pop culture.  2012 was a … Continue reading

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The RAN Strategy

I just spent a great afternoon with an elementary school staff in our school division talking about inquiry in the classroom.  Part of the afternoon was participating in the RAN strategy.  (See Reality Checks by Tony Stead).  The RAN strategy … Continue reading

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