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Letting go of summer and gearing up for the new school year ahead can be many things for children.  This transition brings up the feelings of excitement, anticipation, anxiousness and nervousness. 181 more words

Connection And Love


The most important thing that happens in the school and classroom community during the first few weeks is encouraging children to get to know each other and to begin to see their class as a team. 286 more words

Connection And Love


Yesterday was a beautiful day in “The Great Southwest of Michigan.”

It was sunny, cool, breezy and refreshing.  

Yesterday was a day to open all the windows and let the sunshine and fresh air in. 92 more words

Southwest Michigan

Moving Into A Strong Finish

As the end of the school year approaches, students of all ages become more anxious and excited. It is a big transition as the rhythm of the school routine will not be there. 316 more words


Here Comes Summer!

Summer is almost upon us. Parents and children look forward to summer and it also creates some stress and anxiety with the shift from the rhythm and routines of the school year. 317 more words


50 days 'til 50

In fifty days, I will turn fifty.

Let me just say that I loved my forties. I still feel like I belong in my forties.  Warm and comfortable, cloaked around me, forty-nine is a good fit.   443 more words


Beginning the New Year with your Family

January is a great time to help children review routines and focus on the brand new year ahead. It is common, after winter break and less structured environment during vacation, to notice that it is harder to get going and return to the family’s daily rhythm. 300 more words