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Tag: Quiet Time

The Extras

Extracurricular activities – whether before school or after school or in the community – are implicitly optional. They are, as the word implies – “extra” – in addition to school. As a parent, the choices can be freeing and helpful or confusing and challenging… Read More

A Moment of Beginnings and Endings

Great is the art of beginning, but greater the art is of ending. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow The pace of activities and anticipation of summer can add to a sense of frenzy in these final school days. Children are excited about vacations… Read More

Planning for Snow Day Success

When it snows, you have two choices: shovel or make snow angels. – Author Unknown School is closed due to weather conditions. Now what? As a kid, I was jumping for joy. I seem to have a singular moment when I look out at the… Read More

Winter Holiday Tools #2: The Quiet Hour

Winter Holiday Tools #2: The Quiet Hour This year, we have added a new custom to our holiday season. Along with our parties, shopping and preparations, we have declared a quiet hour to be kept sacred each afternoon we are home. Our… Read More