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  • Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! 

    Posted by Jon on December 21, 2019 at 1:45 pm

    Both of us ( @Kyle and @Jon ) extend warm wishes and happy holidays to you and your family as we end 2019! 

    As we end the semester, term, or maybe for you it just marks the half-way point, we can’t help but to think back and reflect on this past year. How far have our students come? How far have we come in our teaching journey? 

    In this holiday season we also want to ensure you take time to relax and spend time with your loved ones. Go ahead and make those memorable moments and traditions that will stay with you for a lifetime. 

    Now that we mention traditions and because our community here in the Academy is growing, and growing internationally we’d love to hear about your favourite holiday tradition! 


    • This discussion was modified 3 years, 3 months ago by  Jon Orr.
    Kyle Pearce replied 3 years, 3 months ago 3 Members · 4 Replies
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  • Jon

    December 21, 2019 at 2:08 pm

    My favourite tradition: 

    As a kid my parents would create a scavenger hunt for my brother and me for one final present. My parents would hand me a clue that I thought would lead me to where the present would be. When I got there guess what was waiting for me? Yep, another clue to a new hiding place. This would continue for 4 or 5 “hiding” places. Finally, the last one would be: “Go wish Mr. & Mrs.  _____ ( an neighbour) a Merry Christmas.” Once I did that our neighbour would tell me “go look in the garage.” And there would be that final present! 

    I always looked forward to this Hunt!

    I’ve continued this tradition with my own daughters. Every year they look forward to it just like I did. (And I look forward to making it and seeing them in the hunt)! 

    Merry Christmas all. 

  • Jon

    December 21, 2019 at 2:12 pm

    Another tradition — Not mine, but a good friend and math teacher! 

    Instead of labelling the presents under the tree with the names of his children he would use a unique number (they would not know whose number was whose). He would then design a math problem that he would hand to each of them on christmas morning. Solving the math problem would give each child a number….a number that was listed on presents under the tree! LOL!

  • Tina Peck

    December 21, 2019 at 4:40 pm

    My favorite activity is a special meal on Christmas Evev with just my husband and children. 

  • Kyle Pearce

    December 23, 2019 at 3:43 pm

    One of my favourite traditions is hosting Christmas Eve at our place. It’s a feast of appetizers and family all come over. After dinner, I get the guitar out and we start singing Christmas songs always with “Here Comes Santa Claus” about 4th in the lineup… during the second chorus, a special guy shows up in a red suit for the kids…

    Another is my wife and I go ice skating every year because that’s where we met 18 years ago a couple days before Christmas. This year we switched up the rink and went to Campus Martius in Downtown Detroit!