A Word on Structure

A Word On Structure by Jessica Bennett  As I was sitting in my Grammar for Grown Ups Linguistics class Saturday afternoon with my teacher Gina, it occurred to me that the theme of structure keeps popping up for many of us this week.   Whether it is muddling through...

Finding Psychological Safety in Self and in Family.

Earth and Wind vs. Fire and Water The earth signs in me love to be at home. Nest. Feel secure. Ground in routine. However, today being the Saturday of the long Thanksgiving weekend was crisp and sunny and Dan and I could just tell we needed to get the turkeys out of...
Mindful Literacy Microschool Update

Mindful Literacy Microschool Update

Question for my fellow Parents: How will you help your kids thrive in school this year? The answer for myself and the other parents I serve is this: By giving myself time to adjust to the new structure; giving myself grace that I won’t get it right all the time;...
Do These 2 Thing To Prep For Back-To-School

Do These 2 Thing To Prep For Back-To-School

Paving New Paths and Riding New Waves Oh Boy. As we round the corner to the beginning of a new school year,  anxiety is high.  I feel it.  Parents are feeling it.  Teachers are feeling it.   Change is hard.  Unpredictability is...
We’ve Got This

We’ve Got This

Some of you have already started school, some of you start this week.  Wherever you are on the journey, whether you are a teacher or parent, your mantra for the week is:  “We’ve got this.”  It’s okay to feel: Overwhelmed. ...
Do this one thing to ease the process of distance learning

Do this one thing to ease the process of distance learning

Push Print. In our district, hybrid learning started this week.  As a parent with two school age kids, I was nearly paralyzed with the amount of information coming my way as we all prepared for this transition.  I thought I had read each communication...