4 more weeks

Wow so much has happened in a week….yet so little at the same time! This time last week I was writing about how it felt after 3 days of being off of work. I feel different than I did last week, that’s for sure. Still a little uneasy, however I feel like this has strengthened…

Mother to Teacher

My previous role description no longer suits the current situation. Now more than ever I am fulfilling my role as a leader and a teacher. I feel right now we are all being called to step up, knowing ourselves deeper and sharing our gifts as they serve us in this moment in time.

Burns Valley Herbals and Retreat

This past week was filled with peace and self care. Taking time to work on things here and there. I am blessed to have amazing people in my life… Brenda and Joe Solonoski are two of them. They own Burns Valley Herbals and Retreat which is so much more than just an AirBnb in Doylesburg…

3 days in…

The first 3 days off of work because of the coronavirus came and went. On Sunday I thought about how I would handle the next day. Was I going to get up, business as usual… or was I going to take the well needed rest. I decided to take it one day at a time….

Processing

Today went well… I could tell students were really in shock and didn’t know what to do. They were quieter. Today I spoke to them about what was happening, and shared where the online art resources were located for them to do over the next two weeks. These digital resource folders were uploaded to each…

COVID-19 FRI-13

The fog was really heavy as I drove in to work today. With the message from the governor last night, everything seems a little more surreal. While driving into work, my mind bounced around between many different thoughts: what was today going to be like? Will there be a lot of students out? Can we…

For the First time…

All Maryland public schools will be closed from Monday March 16th until March 27th because of the coronavirus. As of this moment, we will not have to teach for those two weeks. However they mentioned that we will have to use our spring break time to make it up. This is the first time something…

Steady

Use this time and energy to focus in on what you truly want in your life, and what you hold on to that no longer serves you. Use this time to detox and break free from the attachments you’ve made that are only holding you back. Spend your alone time, breathing deeply in and out. Teach your children the importance of sacred time, and self care. We are well when we are balanced in our ways. Spend time with mother earth, letting nature heal you and bring you back to center.

New Year, New Dawn

It’s the time of year when the cycle of our planet begins again. We celebrated the new year on January 1st, and then again on the first full moon and the first new moon after the winter solstice. The Annishinabe celebrate the new year on the first new moon after the winter solstice. This signified…

Glenstone Museum

The Maryland Art Education Conference this year was split into a two day conference, with Friday being a field experience day at different museums around the area and Saturday being conference workshops! On Friday I attended the Glenstone Museum for my field experience.  This was my first time at the museum and I was blown…

Hampton Art Experience

For the past 6 years the Historic Hampton Inc. non-profit has hosted an art show for any Maryland students and teachers to submit work inspired by Hampton National Historic Park.  It was always a wonderful show, however this year we decided to work with BCPS Visual Arts office to create our first Hampton Art Experience…

Steeped Tea Cafe

On my way home from an amazing trip to the Chesapeake Bay Watershed forum, I ran into the most unique and unexpected place. We were simply looking for some coffee, but instead we found a beautifully decorated tea house. Steeped Tea Cafe is a family owned and operated tea house in Manchester Maryland right off…