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: Integrity

March 1, 2021 | Sharon Cumberland

“Knowing what’s right doesn’t mean much unless you do what’s right.” — Franklin Roosevelt INTEGRITY: Having the inner strength to be truthful and trustworthy, acting justly and honorably, and being consistent in words and actions. Catch Phrase: Tell the truth. Keep your word. This week … Read More

Teaching Character Through Literature: Stewardship

January 1, 2021 | Cheryl McCabe

“It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry STEWARDSHIP: The careful and responsible management of things entrusted to one’s care, including one’s mind, body, time, money, environment and property, with proper regard to … Read More

Teaching Character Through Literature: Humility

December 1, 2020 | Sharon Cumberland

“True humility does not know that it is humble. If it did, it would be proud from the contemplation of so fine a virtue.” ― Martin Luther HUMILITY: Knowing, accepting and being who we are while demonstrating modesty about our accomplishments and gifts, admitting mistakes and … Read More

Teaching Character Through Literature: Gratitude

November 1, 2020 | Sharon Cumberland

“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” — G.K. Chesterton GRATITUDE: Being thankful and showing appreciation for those in our lives and for what we have and receive. Catch Phrase: Say thank you … Read More

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