Gluing and stacking so many pieces of paper… Nasturtium leaves are very good for practicing with scissors. Tending the campfire. (You know it’s a pretend campfire, right?)Flubber! Ceramic clay. Hydrological engineering.
Every parent needs support, especially for learning how to handle behavior. The Parent Support Center, right here in Portland, offers classes that can help every parent become more confident. I am one of the Parent Support Center’s parent-educators, and I offer classes here in the school for Understory families. click here
Do you wonder about the importance of play? This article is a few years old, and everything in it is still true. Read it, and then go play! Taking Play Seriously, NY Times Magazine: click here
I am deeply grateful to Brené Brown for her work on courage, vulnerability and empathy. If you don’t know her work, start with this short but powerful animation, and then go to her webpage. click here
When I’m not teaching, I volunteer with Bark, the defenders and protectors of Mt. Hood. Free monthly hikes, monthly educational talks on forest issues, families welcome! Come learn how to defend the forest. click here