Door Letter for Week #3

  DOOR LETTER   DOOR LETTER   DOOR  LETTER  DOOR LETTER Week #3—September 9 to 13 This week will be hot outside, so we may limit our recess time outside and have more recess-time inside. Today is supposed to hit 98 degrees and I don’t want the kids to get...

DeKalb Kids Need Library Cards

These cards are free and a great source of reading for kids with few books at home. Sadly, they require a parent to sign up for the card, but the library is open in the evenings two or three nights a week and all day Saturday. Once your child gets a card, we can keep...

Will it Ever Be Fall? Door Letter #2

DOOR LETTER   DOOR LETTER   DOOR  LETTER  DOOR LETTER Week #2—September 3 to 6 A short week, but we have plenty to do, so it will feel like regular school. Last week was our first chance to work with some kids and a welcome chance to work with our “old students”—all...

Natsukashii

Natsukashii–a Japanese word with a complex meaning–that wistful sense of longing; an appreciation of beauty laced with a sadness at its transience For example, at the end of the summer, I felt sort of nostalgic and a tiny bit sad remembering the summers of...

Door Letter for the Week of Feb. 11 to 15

  DOOR LETTER   DOOR LETTER   DOOR LETTER  DOOR LETTER Week #26 Monday—2/11 we’ll decorate our “mailboxes” for Valentine’s Day, Spanish for the Tigers and the Foxes. Swimming for the Cats and Sheep—we’ll leave around 1:00 for the YMCA and should be back around...