Learning Without Borders

Please Pass the Gravy and the Rest of the Story, too!

As we prepare to celebrate a 2020 version of Thanksgiving this week in the United States, I’ve been reflecting on an article that a colleague forwarded to me a few weeks ago, titled Decolonizing Thanksgiving Is An Oxymoron – Kids Books Dismantling The Myth of a “First Thanksgiving”. While I certainly appreciate the sentiments of gratitude […]

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 […]