While I contemplated the title for this post, I was reluctant to use the words “end of” indicating that summer is soon behind us. This is the time of August when many people enjoy time away from work, whether it is for a vacation or stay-cation. Summer camps are ending and we have a few more weeks before school begins. This is one of the few time of the year that I can leave the city and not worry about Twin Parks Montessori Schools in my absence. I am looking forward to the biggest decision to be which book I am going to read during my time off!

For parents, you may be deciding which books to take along to read to your children. Maybe a choice will be a story about starting school like, I Am Too Absolutely Small for School by Lauren Child, The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn, Little School by Beth Norling, or for those going on to kindergarten, Sam and Gram and the First Day of School by Dianne Blomberg.

Our current newsletter offers some helpful information about preparing for those first few weeks back to school. To quote education director, Candace LaDouceur, :

It is important to remain positive when speaking about school with your child. Even if you are feeling nervous, look to convey a happy and optimistic feeling during this new experience. Your words, tone a facial expressions can influence your child’s attitude and confidence about school

But surely there is plenty of time to get ready for the new school year. On this Mid-Summer’s Eve, I want to be content to relax in the beautiful weather and go where my feet take me. No big plans, no worries, to live for the moment.

Sun is shining, the weather is sweet, make you want to move your dancing feet.
from the song, Sun is Shining by Bob Marley

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