Door Letter #5

  DOOR LETTER   DOOR LETTER   DOOR  LETTER  DOOR LETTER Week #5—September 23 to 27 What an excellent first month we’ve had—some new faces, some new teachers, some old friends, lots of action and activity along with addition, subtraction, tree studies, cloud...

Creekin’ at Medlock Park

The Hurricanes are going creekin’ at Medlock Park this week (probably Wednesday or Thursday). We’ll carry our lunches and bring some boots so we can trudge around in the creek. I want to look for salamanders, but we’ll also be identifying trees that...

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...