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Which learning aids fit in your pocket?

Every year, around this time, I receive calls and emails from parents about helping their children. Often the calls are requesting help in math or reading to “catch up” because their child is behind. As I was looking through some old notes, I came across one of the sadder calls from just a few years […]

Racism & Discrimination

n communities all over the United States and around the world, there will be many celebrations and activities commemorating the life and work of Martin Luther King and his impact on civil rights. If you’d like to deepen your learning about racism and other forms of discrimination in the coming weeks and months, check out […]

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 […]


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 […]

I Hate Math & My Kiddo Hates Math

I hate math and my kiddo hates math too. This is a tough situation. Recent studies have shown that you’re not alone. For you, it can help examine your lens on math as well as your child’s lens. What gets in the way of you enjoying math? Was too hard The Way I was taught […]

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