The Ups, Downs, Ins, and Outs of Pandemic Schooling

On March 13th, 2020, our school was closed last minute so teachers could discuss and make plans for distance learning in case it became necessary due to COVID-19. Here we are two months later, in-classroom school is canceled for the 2019-2020 school year and we are in the throes of virtual pandemic schooling. Never in … Continue reading The Ups, Downs, Ins, and Outs of Pandemic Schooling

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Schools are Closed – Grieving for the Loss of Normal

On April 2, 2020, Governor Whitmer announced an executive order to cease all K-12 in building school for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. The news hits me hard, though I knew in my heart that it was coming. We are in difficult times. Making this decision could not be easy for anyone involved. … Continue reading Schools are Closed – Grieving for the Loss of Normal

Days in Isolation – Middle School Mania

We find ourselves in strange times as we practice social distancing and self-isolation to contain the spread of COVID-19. Trying to find some sense of normalcy during a national pandemic is a challenging task. One of our biggest challenges is inputting academics into our regular routine without causing unnecessary drama and tension. Preschool and Elementary … Continue reading Days in Isolation – Middle School Mania

She’s Struggling! What Do We Do?

When my sweet, spunky daughter set off for school, I did not have any reservations. I knew she would be one of the youngest in the class, but I did not have any concerns about her potential for success. She had always been eager to try new things and very social, always wanting to make … Continue reading She’s Struggling! What Do We Do?

To my Amazing Teachers on the Last Day of School

Take a look at these pictures. My girls grew so much over the 2018-2019 school year.  Everything was not always smooth sailing, but we learned a lot and kept moving forward.  I contribute much of this smooth sailing to their amazing teachers.  It was a bittersweet last day of school because both girls are moving … Continue reading To my Amazing Teachers on the Last Day of School

For the Love of Uniforms

My children attend a Montessori charter school in Madison Heights, Michigan.  There are a million reasons I love this school, one of them being the children wear uniforms.  Though my 12 year old fashionista will explain to you how wearing uniforms is stunting her creative spirit, I know it saves us precious time and energy … Continue reading For the Love of Uniforms