Finding Prime in Family Time

The Incredibles is a movie about a family of superheroes and how they overcome problems of epic proportions. Mr. Incredible battles crime on a daily basis. Little does he know, a single fan will become his greatest enemy. Buddy Pine, a.k.a. Incrediboy, is Mr. Incredible’s biggest admirer. He wants to be just like Mr. Incredible. He […]

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The Book of Life: A Sequence Study

With Halloween just around the corner, we thought we’d revisit an old favourite: The Book of Life. Bright, festive, and rich in Mexican culture and mythology, this movie speaks of death in a hopeful manner. It tells a tale about three young friends who grow up celebrating the tradition of November 2nd, otherwise known as the Day […]

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Being Mindful About Math

Math doesn’t end in class. Now we would probably have realized that at some point back when we were in school, and some kids may already have. But in general, how can we educators lead young learners today to think about math as not only another subject in school, but as second nature; i.e. part […]

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A Little Duck Goes A Long Way

Scrooge McDuck, Donald Duck’s uncle, is the world’s richest duck. Known for his feisty demeanour and rude exterior, Scrooge is a stingy old miser that adores long swims in his pool of gold coins, as well as tormenting the help. Though nobody knows just how much his nett value is worth, Scrooge’s wealth started with […]

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Bringing the Good to Grief

If you’re a huge Peanuts fan, you’ll know that Charlie Brown is the epitome of a dreamer. He has strong passions and goals that he keeps chasing, even through the bad days and disappointments. This is most true when it comes to kite flying. Now, you may think that after all these years, he’d be good […]

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