Teacher in Whale Cove, Nunavut

Thursday, 1 May 2014

The past month..

I can't believe it has been over a month since I last posted. Time flies!

We had our last blizzard of the season at the beginning of the March. Alex left for Rankin on the Wednesday for a conference and was suppose to return on the Friday but was weathered out until Monday. The blizzard started Thursday night and ended Sunday so I had a long weekend and it was a pretty quiet one. I couldn't go out because the weather was crazy, thank God I had the dogs for company!

The weather is beautiful now, Whale Cove is so fun in the spring. It stays light out until about 9:30, everyone is out and about. A lot of people have their hondas out and are going out on the land on the weekends. As you can tell from the picture above it took us a while to dig out our honda and were still waiting for some of the ice and snow under the machine to thaw. We hope to have it running this weekend!

Last week Andrew (one of the high school teachers) and I took 15 students down to Bracebridge, ON for the second part of the exchange trip. The kids had a blast! They went to a pancake breakfast at a good ol' Ontario sugar bush, camped and had a campfire at an outdoor centre and went tree top trekking, visited the CN tower, saw the new aquarium and were able to go shopping at the Eaton's Centre. The kids stayed with with their exchange partner and all the students became really close. It was such a great experience for the kids. The Whale Cove students and the Bracebridge students created presentations about northern culture and presented them to different classes in different schools around the Bracebridge area. One of the questions they got from one of the kindergarten students was "How do you guys breathe up there if there's no trees?"

The school is now getting ready to end the school year. One last land trip, report cards and graduation. Looks like I am going to be busy right till the end!

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