Category: Education

Messy homeschooling

When I was a teacher, I started meetings with parents by asking them to tell me about their child. I wasn’t trying to quiz them, though some may have felt that way. I mean, they hadn’t written everything down for the past five years and come in with a special 0-5 report especially for their child’s […]

Books we love: ‘The Book of Joy’

I want to share a book with you in case you might be up for a really affirming read: The Book of Joy, by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and Douglas Abrams. I am a co-founder of Joyful Scholars Montessori Elementary in Wenatchee. At the core of our little school’s mission is JOY. […]

Summer camp wish list

Snow pants… check. Hat and gloves… check. Snow coat… check. Summer camp survey… what??? That’s right. I said summer camp. I always find it a bit ironic that as the Valley is enjoying its first real snowfall of the year, and temperatures go from a wee-bit nippy to down right bone chilling cold, I, and […]

A new twist on after school art

Let me begin by admitting that I am not artistic. Nope. Not even in the slightest. I have greige walls in my house, I do not scrapbook, and when I look at modern art, well, I see paint thrown haphazardly on canvas. I guess that is why I work at a nature center. But don’t […]

Library program brings book to life

Book-It Repertory Theatre of Seattle will bring the award-winning book “Last Stop on Market Street” to life at several North Central Regional Library branches in December. It is a story of a young boy riding a city bus with his grandmother and questioning why they don’t have a car. As they interact with fellow passengers, […]