Category: Education

Spooky fun with spiders

It’s officially fall! Kids are back in school (those who are old enough, anyway), the orchards are almost all picked, and the leaves are changing. At the Land Trust, we’ve been having great fun on our Fall Family Day Hikes in partnership with the City of Wenatchee. Halloween is fast approaching as well. As this […]

In praise of soft starts

(Some consolation from a former kinder teacher who is also a mom…) Hello moms! The school year is upon us! Woosh! That happened fast! About two weeks have passed since the kindergartener in your life started his or her journey. Perhaps there were some nervous tummies and wet Kleenexes. Perhaps some digging in of heels, and definitely […]

Back to school picture time!

We asked. You delivered. We received a ton of great first-day-of-school pictures last week, as students across North Central Washington returned to the classroom for a fresh new year. Most of these ran in The Wenatchee World on Tuesday. Still want to share your pictures? You still can! Email and I will add them to this post. Welcome back […]

A teacher learns to homeschool

So, when I started writing for Wenatchee Mom Blog, I knew I’d end up sharing about my adventures at home with my girls. Homeschooling, though not in any traditional sense of the word, is a part of my wild and crazy stay-at-home-mommy ride, for at least this season of life. I am a teacher/learner down deep […]

Science on wheels and in libraries

The Pacific Science Center’s Science on Wheels will be visiting eight libraries in North Central Washington this month. The program offers hands-on science activities designed to enhance North Central Regional Library’s Summer Reading Program and will focus on wellness, fitness and sports. And, like all library programs, these are free! Here is the schedule: July 25, […]

Blast shields, broken bottles and bouquets: the dangerous art of glass cutting with children

My wife left the house for a few hours, so I pulled a classic Let’s make something for Mom! on my three daughters. I got down the glass cutting kit I’d received for Christmas, blew off the dust, and set up a kitchen lab worthy of “Breaking Bad”…or should I say “Zootopia”? What followed was a comedy of errors. […]