Monthly Archives: October 2016

Our House Diary #42 – Building the form! Oct 31, 2016

Today, all of us teachers volunteered our time on the Our House in order to advance the project and get the site ready for placing the concrete on Wednesday. The forms we chose were insulated forms from a company in … Continue reading

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Our House Diary # 41 – Preparations for the slab form, Oct 30, 2016

Friday, while most students at the Centre were working on the partition walls and the installation of the air barrier, some of us were at the site working on the final preparations for the construction of the slab forms to … Continue reading

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Our House Diary # 40, Oct 27, 2016

Interestingly, the project is moving into a new phase: the rough construction is complete (with the exception of a missing roof – I wonder where it went?), and the details are being slowly considered and dealt with. At the moment, … Continue reading

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Our House Diary #39, Oct 24, 2016

The latest video(#13)¬†on the Our House is up on the NFSB continuing education website: Our House – the big move! Check it out, but remember that that unit had the roof amputated by the wind last week, so it currently … Continue reading

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Our House Diary #38, Oct 22, 2016

Thank goodness that week is behind us! After the roof mishap (see the previous post), we sucked it up and got back to work. Work accomplished is a re-iteration of all the things we have been doing as we attempt … Continue reading

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Our House Diary # 37: Disaster strikes! Oct. 19, 2016

To date, all of my “Our House Diary” blog posts have been about our various successes, learning experiences; adapting the build to the program of study, integrating students and teachers into the project – all good stuff, right? Well, you … Continue reading

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Our House Diary #36, Oct 18, 2016

It is rare that I post twice in the same day, but I forgot to mention an article in last Saturday’s “La Presse” that was featuring the Our House project: La Press article I hope you enjoy it.Some of you … Continue reading

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