Little by little, one travels far.

OLD SPANISH PROVERB

It is rarely by leaps and bounds that we will accomplish much, but more often in the everyday, moment after moment. Inspired by the old Spanish Proverb, this blog is a space to encourage your journey in parenting, teaching, and making the most of your child(ren)'s education. Find resources, inspiration, and support here to stay present and engaged.

Teaching Character Through Literature: Diligence

September 1, 2020 | Sharon Cumberland

“Gardens are not made by singing ‘Oh, how beautiful!’ and sitting in the shade.” ― Rudyard Kipling DILIGENCE: Committing to doing tasks with excellence and persevering with determination and patience to complete tasks in spite of difficulties and discouragement. Catch Phrase: Do your best; don’t give … Read More

Teaching Character Through Literature: Resourcefulness

August 1, 2020 | Betsi Ashby

“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!” ― Audrey Hepburn RESOURCEFULNESS: To act effectively and imaginatively, to use information and available resources wisely and efficiently. Catch phrase: You can figure this out! The character trait this month feels like more of a rallying cry … Read More

Teaching Character Through Literature: Citizenship (Part 2: Black American Culture)

July 2, 2020 | Wisdom Wonder Project

“What do I owe to my times, to my country, to my neighbors, to my friends? Such are the questions which a virtuous man ought often to ask himself.” — Johann Kaspar Lavater, German poet & physiognomist (1741-1801) CITIZENSHIP: Recognizing one’s place in the greater … Read More

Teaching Character Through Literature: Citizenship (Part 1)

July 1, 2020 | Cheryl McCabe

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” — Margaret Mead CITIZENSHIP: Recognizing one’s place in the greater communities (family, school, local and country) through active service and respectful devotion to … Read More

Workboxes

June 12, 2020 | Jenny Bischoff

If you are trying to juggle multiple assignments, keep the kids focused, and promote independence while keeping toddlers and preschoolers happy, read on! This may be a system you want to try now, or think about for next year. Even if you don’t have littles, … Read More

Setting Up Your Space: Young Scholars

May 29, 2020 | Wisdom Wonder Project

When you first move into a home or an apartment, before you start making meals in your new kitchen, it helps to check that you have some staple ingredients and equipment on hand. That way, you won’t one day find yourself stuck in the middle … Read More

Beyond Our Curriculum: Recommended Learning Resources

May 22, 2020 | Wisdom Wonder Project

As you delve into the wonder-filled world of educating and/or homeschooling, there are some great resources out there to help you in your journey! While we provide a broad, comprehensive curricula with integrated subjects, there are some practical subjects we do not cover to complete … Read More

Grace, Space and Empathy in the Time of COVID

April 28, 2020 | Lea Payne Scott, M.P.H.

Pandemic parenting is _______________ . (You fill in the blank.) Over the past week, I posed this question to parents, and they responded… Ceaseless. Survival. Unusual. Back to the basics. Consuming. Raw. Rewarding. Relentless. Enlightening. A job for three grown-ups. Stressful. Exposed. Exhausting. Vulnerable. An … Read More