Tag Archives: Invention

The kid who knows who Stanley Kubrick is: Dreaming Big

I hope it is a good movie. It is going to be a bit corny – but it should be good. Mom will you help me?? Yes, you get things going and set up and then let me know what … Continue reading

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Spice of life!

Tonight H was quizzing me about my love of hot food, as I was adding chile sauce and cayenne and chopped raw jalapenos to my dinner. Ya… I like spicy… He was thinking and imagining and explaining that he was going … Continue reading

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Supporting Special Interests: Strength-based opportunities for development

H has been working on a project for weeks and weeks… I believe, however, that he has been planning it in his head for months. The potential for skill development embedded within this sort of self-directed special-interest project is enormous! … Continue reading

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Silliness and Invention at the End of a Long Week

Yay! It is Friday!! TGIF!! Don’t get me wrong – I love, LOVE my job! However, this is the first week back at work for me… and it has shocked my system somewhat. On Monday I could feel the stress … Continue reading

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Lego, Star Wars, and Duct Tape: A Rainy Day Collaboration

It is Spring Break but apparently no one let the season coordinator know! It is beyond just a bit rainy – to which we are pretty accustomed in Vancouver. No, it is not just rain: it’s cold and sleet and … Continue reading

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