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
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
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
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?
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
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