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…

Central PA Yoga Love Festival

The first ever Central PA Yoga Love Festival was hosted at Amethyst Retreat Center in Dillsburg PA.  Chelsea Balance envisioned and created an amazing yoga event for all. There were so many amazing vendors, musicians, and yoga instructors! This was the first year for this event, and I look forward to the next one! There…

Chesapeake Bay Watershed Forum

The leaves are great examples of how each of us is different and on a different journey. Each leaf is unique as it grows and thrives connected to the tree, but that’s not all that makes a leaf unique. Once the leaf has completed the cycle of growth, it begins its journey back down to…

2019

This year has been so abundant. So much packed into one year. The beginning of 2019 started off with learning more about the local connections with environmental organizations on my area, experiencing my first Maryland Association of Outdoor and Environmental Education conference, and recertifying my school as a Maryland Green school! We also were awarded…

Everyday is a good day…

Especially… When you notice how far left and right you can turn your healing wrist. When you finally can zip your pants half way up with your healing wrist. When you can carry your cup of coffee with your healing wrist. When you have loved ones willing to help when in need.

Day 13 – Relax

Relax he tells me, before he finished with the new cast… there are new pains and different sensations with this cast. I have use of my elbow now… but my muscles and tendons were stuck in one position for 11 days, so I’m dealing with that more so than the broken bone itself. While I’m…

Week 1 – Ambidextrous

Things that are hard to do with only one hand open cereal bags, putting toothpaste on a toothbrush, pulling up my pants, taking pictures, opening jars, driving, putting hair in ponytail shaving armpits EXPERIMENT: Things to do using your non dominant hand, just for fun putting on mascara writing brushing your teeth texting, typing, pluck…

Ambidextrous

Such a peculiar word…. From Latin ambi- ‘on both sides’ + dexter ‘right-handed’. Interesting Here is a post about what I am noticing about my time without being able to use my dominant hand. Sunday, August 11th, 2019 I fell from a ladder while painting the crease between the ceiling and wall, and I broke my radius bone and…

AVID

AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination.  AVID is a nonprofit created in San Diego by an English teacher named Mary Catherine Swanson. Mary noticed that teachers at Clairemont High School had low expectations for students bused in from disadvantaged areas of San Diego, which caused a belief that these students could not succeed. Swanson believed if…