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Happy Lunar New Year

Celebrating a variety of holidays opens our children and ourselves to a broader appreciation of the many cultures around us. “Happy New Year” was recently heard in many parts of the world, where the Gregorian calendar year of 2020 has just begun. We’re already into the fifth month of the Islamic calendar year of 1441 […]

Resolutions or Intentions?

Do you make New Year Resolutions or Set New Year Intentions? Often as the New Year rolls around, we make bold New Year’s resolutions in the hopes of creating a massive shift in our life. Sometimes that works; however, more often by mid to late January they are history. Things like “I’m going to exercise […]

Kwanza

Another December holiday celebrated with the lighting of candles and reflection over many days is Kwanzaa. Kwanzaa is a 7-day pan-African holiday that celebrates family, community, and culture with these 7 principles: Umoja (Unity)| Kujichagulia (Self-Determination)| Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility)| Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics)| Nia (Purpose)| Kuumba (Creativity)| Imani (Faith).   Today is the 1st day of Kwanzaa, […]

Merry Christmas

I hope Christmas dispels darkness and brings forth light to you and your loved ones this year!!

Happy Hanukkah

Happy Hanukkah to all who celebrate. Here’s a link to some fun activities for kids Thanks to Jen Mercer from Learning Journeys Forum for sharing . https://pjlibrary.org/hanukkah…Find everything you need for a kid-friendly Hanukkah. Recipes your child will love, activities to keep them engaged, videos to watch together, and more.

December Solstice

Though there are many holidays in December, one that is related to nature is the December Solstice. Solstice means “sun stands still.” The December Solstice is the time when the sun reaches the most southerly declination, directly above the Tropic of Capricorn. In the southern hemisphere, the December Solstice is the longest day of the […]

Some Holiday Favorites

As the Festival of Lights holidays: Solstice, Hanukah and Christmas, begin, it is often helpful to take a few minutes away from the busyness of shopping, baking, and event planning to pause. In our home, reading is an excellent way for us to do this. As I unpacked our box of holiday books, so many […]

Exploring Different Journeys

Exploring difficult journeys should be met with an open mind and gentle heart. This holiday #thanksgiving take the time to be informed. This website: http://tiny.cc/chdkgz is very helpful resource as a racial justice guide with regards to Thanksgiving.  #givingthanks #education #research #resource #teaching #perspective #nativeamerican #truth #listen #relearn #nothanks #turkeydinner #pumpkinpie #holiday #share #caring #understanding #teachingchildren #racialjustice #openmind #firstthanksgiving #learningwithoutborders