Back to School!

Back to School!

September is an exciting time!  Children and teachers return to school, establish and re-establish routines, and lay the groundwork for an exciting and successful year full of learning.  Before we know it, the sounds and smells of summer are in our rearview mirror,...

“Fall Down Seven and Get Up Eight”

Shown: 1st graders playing “Hungry, Hungry Hippo”. “Fall Down Seven and Get Up Eight” is a Japanese proverb my judo sensei would remind the class about when faced with adversity and challenges, inspiring us to find our inner strength and power to persevere...
Fifth Grade Opera

Fifth Grade Opera

It’s 5 minutes to places, and the 5th graders are assembled in a circle, nervous but excited. Soon their teachers will be leaving them to sit in the audience, leaving them responsible for every aspect of their performance.  “What do you need to remember to be...