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I’m so mad I could just #$%@#%

I’m so mad I could just #$%@#%

February 23, 2015 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

My son was mad. Steaming mad. Screaming mad. “I hate everything,” he roared. “It’s not fair!” I could feel my own frustration rising. He had a point, but in my opinion he was overreacting. How could this child who was so capable of having rational conversation be suddenly so irrational? We may find it unsettling […]

The important stuff not found in books

February 23, 2015 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

Some of the most important lessons students learn aren’t found in textbooks. They come from life experiences – in the classroom, with family and out in the real world. As parents, we want our children to succeed. Equipping them with life skills now will better prepare them to navigate their school years and beyond. Which […]

Making pretzels together a recipe for early learning

February 23, 2015 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

The recipe card is spotted with dried flour, its edges curled and some ink slightly blurred from water spilled or splashed. It has traveled, stuffed with others in a wooden box, through three moves over the last 20 years, and it carries with it a treasure-trove of memories. It’s a simple recipe: soft pretzels. The […]

Vaccine is best way to protect against highly contagious measles

February 23, 2015 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

An increasing number of measles cases reported in the United States has health officials urging parents to vaccinate their children and be aware of the disease’s symptoms. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a public health alert in late January after a spike in U.S. cases. The CDC attributed the increase to […]