Hey, You

Yes, you! The one who is like me, a well-meaning white person who is all for social justice and working on being an ally. I have something for you. Actually, four somethings. Four incredible reads by wonderful authors who are members of a few communities we may claim to want to ally ourselves with. If…

Summer Plans

I have finally finished my last paper for the semester, I only have four more weeks of teaching, and we already have three (3!) camping trips booked. Summer break is just on the horizon and I am running to it with open arms. I am choosing to look at those two and half months of…

Birding

Last spring we developed a love for bird watching. It was early in the season, snow still on the ground and cold, cold, cold, as early spring in Maine tends to be. We hung a bird feeder, some suet, and a month or so later, at Easter time, a friendly bunny left us a clear…

Graduation

I want to take a minute and shift focus to an area in my life I haven’t really talked about here. I want to bring it up because, while I love being a mother and I’m so looking forward to our summer plans, another huge part of my life is my job. I teach adult…

What’s More Important?

“What’s more important in preschool, learning your letters or learning to overcome your fear of tromping through that deep puddle? Or does learning to overcome your fear actually create a foundation for learning letters?” (Sobel, 2015, p. 41) I’m smack in the middle of┬áNature Preschools and Forest Kindergartens by David Sobel, and this question has…