Category: Education

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, […]

Saying goodbye to the Academic Toolbox

After 17 years selling educational toys and learning tools to local parents and teachers, Dwight and Sharon Byers are closing up shop. The Academic Toolbox will shut on Dec. 17. Until then, everything in the store is on sale. Right now, the entire inventory is going for 20% off regular prices. By next week, that should be […]