Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Looking for Diverse Books: Subscribe to Literacy

Our home has big books, small books, picture books, chapter books, mystery books, history books, and we even started subscribing to literacy books. 😃

Prior to ordering subscription boxes, I would purchase books online, shop at national bookstore chains, school book fairs, or check them out from the library. I love the library, but I was notoriously late at returning the books or they'd get mixed in with our collection and I couldn't find them. Whatever method I chose, I was intentional about getting my children multicultural books along with a book of their choice. 

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Do You See Me?: The Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences in the Classroom

My children and I were leaving one of their weekly gymnastics lessons when we drove past three men sitting at a bus stop. When I approached the traffic light, I heard this loud commotion. Two of the men who had been waiting for the bus were duking it out on the sidewalk.

Yelling. Pushing. Cursing. Dropping F-bombs.

One man fell on the sidewalk near my car. As he was laying on the sidewalk, the other man began searching for large objects and rocks on the ground to throw at the man.

It was complete chaos.

As I sat staring utterly dumbfounded as these men fought adjacent to my car, I heard my 5-year old daughter whimpering in the backseat. I turned to look at her, and her legs were drawn towards her chest as she covered her eyes with her hands.

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