I Made a Little Bit of Everything Tonight

Today my mom and I made some salads to just have in the fridge for my family to snack on, and then I also helped her make supper tonight as3RaVCQz5TI2BQkeM+KzUFw well. The salads we made today was a classic macaroni salad, and my favourite macaroni salad. The red salad that we used to go to bonanza for. I learned how to make it and it’s so simple I can’t believe I know how to make it, and how easy it is. In the classic salad its just noodles, copped up cheese, green peas, green onion, and the dressing it just mayonnaise. I love these salads and it takes about five minutes to make both of them. I took this photo before I added the dressing to 00hKeekGR9mlXjcImghrxgthe dish. It’s super easy to make and its the best snack to have. This is the salad with the dressing on it. When I was making the red salad, which is my favourite. I went to make a video and the video did not work out so I have no pictures or video of that salad.


Then for supper today we made chicken monterey, corn, and rice with a bun on the side. I forgot to take pictures throughout my process but I have RSlT%XS0RjulSdr0ML09sw.jpgcertain steps of me making the supper. I have me peeling the corn, which is kind of an annoying process just because the corn hair get stuck to you. and then I have the corn in boiling water .


After all this I totally forgot to get more pictures of even video tape myself doing this. I’m not a very good multitasker so I struggle with trying to learn how to cook and also keep track of what I’m doing and capture it. This is my meal after I was done making it. It taste a lot better than it looks. I also don’t have my corn in the photo because I hate when my food touches. FVfvNk%DSeSIiDh%dxQOwg



I made Homemade Hamburgers!!

Every weekend I go home to my house and my mom is the one who teaches me how to cook. Learning to cook from my mom is a good and bad thing. I like my moms cooking so I obviously want to learn from her, but my mom does not measure anything so it’s hard to really know how much of an ingredient to put in. When cooking with my mom you hear the words “sprinkle” “dash” and “just a little bit.” When I was cooking this weekend she would say sprinkle and I would do

hMDgIwoiQ4qSbUJqdc12Jg what I thought was a sprinkle and she said that, that’s not what she called a sprinkle. It was challenging and that’s why I wish she measured. Even when it comes to baking she’s like this too. So this weekend when we made burgers she would tell me what to add and I would add those ingredients. The burgers tasted pretty good, but I over cooked them on the bbq. The burgers were a little dry. This picture is all the ingredients in the bowl before the burgers were mixed. +2zO2NjeSSOigOwfTffomAI’m mixing the burgers. This was probably the worst part. The meat was so cold. It was painful trying to mix the meat. I would mix a little and then have to take my hands out because it hurt that much. These are the burgers after being mixed and shaped into Pattys. I forgot to take a picture of the burgers after I cooked them. P8SRXbNtQN+jTNgy6IaE5w


CJ #4 Ceremonies

I found this blog post very challenging, and it took me a lot longer than the other blogs to write something for. I was thinking too hard and deep to come up with a homemade ceremony I could start doing. After thinking I thought my homemade ceremony could be as simple as just going outside every day and just enjoy and be thankful for the beautiful environment I have around me. I will go out and sit in a different spot each time and just take it all in. I am going to be in the city and also try and get out. I also would be open to the idea of meditating, yoga, or just connect with myself while sitting there.  I want to find other little things to help the environment, and just find other little homemade ceremonies I could do.

After being in this class I’ve realized how I was taught one thing about the world/ environment which was almost a lie. I feel like I have relearned the truth about the world/environment. Growing up your taught how the world is ending, climate change is a huge problem, rising sea levels, shrinking ice sheets, but you never hear about how it’s us humans who are causing the climate change, rising sea levels, shrinking of the ice sheets. That is a massive thing to leave out. My one disruptive encounters would be growing up my whole life learning about Residential Schools and thinking I knew a lot but having no idea about the cemetery outside of Regina. I had learned about residential and after this class I feel like I relearned the residential school. Knowing that at the cemetery the white kids got head stones, and they said that the indigenous kids probably got thrown into one big hole.  Students need to be educated more and sooner so they can have a part in helping our environment. Yes this is a scary topic for children but if they aren’t aware how are they going to make a change? As a teacher I want to play a huge role in educating my students on the environment. I want them to be aware so they can help make a change. I will continue to educate myself in order to provide as much as I can to help my students. The main thing I will offer the earth of myself would be stop never stop learning and to respect and be grateful for the environment.

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CJ #3 Wilderness

Thinking back to all my outdoor experiences I wouldn’t really call them being in the wilderness. My idea of being in the wilderness is honestly just being away from home/town and have nothing around you but trees, plants, ect. There is so much more to wilderness than that. It takes more than just being away from home and in the trees to be in the wilderness.

I’ve always went camping in Banff and we would go on really long hikes to this beautiful river. We would go off the paths and you would see trees dying, fallen over, and I would call that wilderness because no humans have touched it. If that was in the town the tree would not be there. Everything that is stereotyped as being in the wilderness like hiking, canoeing, camping, is everything I have done and loved and called it being in the wilderness when in reality it was the stereotype of wilderness.

Going on outdoor Ed, you would think you would learn more being in the outdoors but you really don’t. At my school outdoor ed was more to teach you survival skills. We would drive somewhere with no cell signal and canoe/bike, fish to catch supper, hike, and tent. Each night we would learn more about surviving in the wild.

In the article The Whiteness of Green it talks about how on these trips there is not much education on Canada’s history or anything about the treaties which are a big part of Canada history, considering we live on treaty four land. On these trips there needs to be more education to the students not just survival skills. Treaty education should be a subject, not just in outdoor ed but in other classes as well. The article talks about settlers learning about treaties because they were here first and the settlers took over and the treaties were pushed aside.



Ecoliteracy Braid

This assignment left me with a lot of thinking and having a hard time coming up with what I wanted to write. After a little thinking I wrote a love letter to my mom because my mom is eco-literate. After writing mine and hearing everyone else’s love letter/poems the two people I could relate my letter to was Madison Fouhse and Amber Girbav. They both wrote love letters just like I did as well. I see a lot of similarities in our love letters. That’s why I decided to make my ecoliteracy braid with them.


Mine, Amber’s, and Madison braids were similar but not at the same time. We all wrote to someone we love and a person who has a big influence in our lives. Amber and I both wrote to our parents. We are thanking them for the green environment around us. They are giving us a healthier and better environment and are trying to make a change doing what they can around their home to make it more green. Maddison is also thanking someone but she is thanking her boyfriend. She says thank you for making me appreciate the world. In all three of ours we aren’t just thanking them but we are inspired to be like that.  In all three of our letters we are thanking our loved ones them for making us better as a whole person. These people who are eco-literate play a huge role in making us eco-literate too. These people we love have changed our lives forever.


The difference between our love letters is mine I’m admiring everything my mom does to help the environment. The thing I admire most is that she does it because she loves to do it not just do benefit the environment. Amber talking about all the stuff she’s noticed around her home that her parents do to make their home environment so beautiful and she is thanking them for that. Madison is thanking her boyfriend for helping her appreciate everything around her, and help her notice the beautiful things in the environment. We are all saying thank you but saying thank you for different things.


Leave no children behind is the reading I like for this. We need children to forget about technology and go outside and realize how great it is outside. These people that we are writing to in our love letters are helping us appreciate, love, and admire how beautiful our outside world is. The people in our love letters take the time to appreciate the outside and there trying to do that for us.



Love Letter

Dear mom,

I’m writing this letter to you because I admire what you do to benefit our environment. The best part about it all is you don’t just do it because you want to help our environment but you just enjoy doing it. In my class I’m taking we are talking about what we can do to benefit the environment and a lot of the ideas we came up with you already do. Shopping local, second hand shopping, gardening, changing our diet are the ideas we came up with as a class. You garden, shop local, and sometimes second hand shop. Buying local from the farmers and hutterites is where you get our vegetables, we have a garden in our backyard even though a lot of times it doesn’t work out. You are helping the environment and enjoying it and that’s what so admiring by it. Everyone should be able to make a change to better our environment and also enjoy doing it as well.


Love Katie