Dress LOUD Day

imageSo proud of these kids who not only dressed LOUD but brought in lots of money for a good cause. Several students added money they had brought to buy ‘smencils’ when they heard the items were sold out. Way to go grade 4/5!

Photo Challenge Day Nine: “The View From a Unique Angle”

DSCN1979Sitting in a lounge chair sipping an ice-cold beverage on a Sanibel Island, I laid my head back and looked up at this palm tree loaded with coconuts and I knew I had to get a shot of it for my day nine unique angle post. I didn’t feel I needed to do anything to edit or enhance this picture…Mother Nature did a wonderful job all on her own! I’ll be going back there someday. I would highly recommend it as a relaxing spot to visit.

Photo Challenge Day Eight: “Person Who Inspires Me”


My Mom inspires me! She loved life and enjoyed creating memories with her family and friends although she did not set out to do so…it just happened naturally. When things were not going particularly well, she would remind me “this, too, shall pass”. I think of her every day and miss her so much but am so thankful for my memories which continue to inspire me!


This picture was taken just a couple of weeks before she passed away….Thanksgiving at my Aunt’s. Everyone had their photo taken holding this frame. Fond memories. It’s a little blurry as I took a picture of the photo!

Photo Challenge Day Seven: “My Hobby”

imageI love to scrapbook! I find it relaxing and I often get together with friends to create pages and albums. I like the creativity that is involved and reliving memorable events with family and friends. It is especially satisfying watching my daughters enjoy looking through their albums.

I used a circular blurring feature on the photo editing app called Photo Editor.

Photo Challenge Day Four: “Nature”

imageI love the look of the trees on my street in winter when they are covered with soft, fluffy snow, glistening ice, or hoar frost. This picture was taken at the end of February after a thaw and as the rain was turning to freezing rain. I used an app called Phito Editor to crop out the advertising sign on a lawn then used a filter to modify the colour.

Photography Workshop with Mindy Gough

On Monday February 29, Ms. Yantzi’s Grade 6 and Mrs. Steven’s Grade 4/5 classes learned excellent ideas about photography from Mindy Gough. Students asked excellent questions and actively participated in the workshop. With a handout to take home for reference, students should have some great shots posted on their 10 Day Photo Challenge over the next two weeks. Thanks Mindy!