SOCIAL DISTANCING 201 FOR PARENTS You know the basics of preventing COVID-19 spread: Keep meetings virtual whenever possible. Keep at least six feet of distance between yourself and anyone from outside your household. Wear a face mask. Wash your hands before and after touching communal surfaces. Stay at home if you feel sick. Most people still have moments of confusion over "what to do … [Read more...] about SOCIAL DISTANCING 201 FOR PARENTS
TEACHING STUDENTS TO LOVE SCHOOL How many times have you seen a newspaper cartoon depict children trudging grim-faced to school-then dashing joyfully in the opposite direction six hours later? If you're a teacher, you may want to cry rather than laugh at that picture. Now that widespread health concerns have normalized virtual learning and abrupt school closures, the world is paying … [Read more...] about TEACHING STUDENTS TO LOVE SCHOOL
SMALL GATHERING, GREAT JOY: HOW TO TRULY CELEBRATE WHEN YOUR HOLIDAYS ARE SCALED DOWN This is a year when officials and health experts are practically begging all good citizens to dispense with holiday gatherings for the sake of not spreading the COVID virus. But if the five-day get-together at Grandma's-or the annual city festival-has been inseparable from your family's holiday celebrations as … [Read more...] about SMALL GATHERING, GREAT JOY: HOW TO TRULY CELEBRATE WHEN YOUR HOLIDAYS ARE SCALED DOWN
SIMPLE RECIPES FOR COLD DAYS (AND NIGHTS) AT HOME Among the joys of winter is sharing homemade comfort foods. Here are a few proven recipes that are hot, delicious, reasonably healthy, and simple enough that your children can have fun making them with you. Homemade Vegetable SoupMade from scratch, this vegetable soup is much tastier (and healthier) than pre-mixed canned … [Read more...] about SIMPLE RECIPES FOR COLD DAYS (AND NIGHTS) AT HOME
NEED A LITTLE HOLIDAY JOY IN YOUR HOME? Raise your hand if you're familiar with the song, "We Need a Little Christmas." Now, raise your hand if you know when that song originally appeared, and in what context. For everyone else: it originated in the 1966 Broadway musical Mame, set at the beginning of the Great Depression. And the underlying theme was: I know the calendar says … [Read more...] about NEED A LITTLE HOLIDAY JOY IN YOUR HOME?