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About tarasmith311

Hello my name is Tara. I am an educator and a new mom to a beautiful girl Adalee. I am staying at home for the year to raise my little one but miss being in the classroom every day. I have been teaching middle year students for five years. I have decided to continue my education by taking my Masters in Educational Psychology through the University of Regina. My dream would to one day be a guidance counselor. In my free time I love to be around the pool. I have played competitive water polo for many years and have been coaching the sport for over ten years. I look forward to my journey as a new mom and life long learner.

Reflecting on a Great Semester.

Writing this last post has been a challenge for me. I was so excited to be finished this class and gear into the  holiday season mode. However, something was not sitting well with me. The whole idea of this class … Continue reading

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Summary of Learning

I was excited to tackle on my summary of learning project! I knew after the assignment was presented to the class I wanted to make sure I incorporated my daughter some how. She is a big part of my life … Continue reading

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Reflecting on my Crochet Journey

I can’t believe it has been four months since I first started to learn how to crochet. I will give full credit to ECI 831 and the Major Digital project that was assigned to me. This project has started my … Continue reading

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I have reached the end of the internet?

My ECI831 adventure is coming  to a close. But this is not the end. I have not reached the end of  the internet as the  title of my blog may suggest.  Instead I have opened many more doors in the … Continue reading

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Women + opinion + internet= abuse?

I have heard, watched, listened, read and experienced forms of oppression because I am women. I never realized or took time to think that harassment and abuse lives on the internet also. Aubrey Watters shed light on this situation and … Continue reading

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Football + Beer = Crochet?

I was getting very excited to watch some play off football on Sunday. I had all intentions to cheer my little heart out.  However, cheering in my jersey with family, friends, drinks and snacks didn’t seem to get my beloved … Continue reading

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Bearded lady!

After taking some time off from actually crocheting. I picked up my hook and yarn and went to town. My husband was very jealous of the projects I was creating because he wasn’t getting any attention or a gift out … Continue reading

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My Blog Page received a makeover!

It has been over a week since I made over my blog. I didn’t realize the amount of new followers, comments and feedback I have received. Sue Waters is a wonderful women and she gave me tips on my title … Continue reading

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Report Cards, Assessment, Rubrics, Standerized Tests YUCK!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Said no teacher ever. That’s right I am talking about Report Card season. Don’t get me wrong I know that it is part of our job as a teacher but it is … Continue reading

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Mid- term Crochet Block :(

AHH!! I was doing so well with my digital project but I hit a little bit of a road block. I kept running out of the precious thing that we call time. It was a busy week of celebrating and … Continue reading

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