I am looking forward to the first of our One-Day Enrichment Programs: Plants; a Journey through Botany and Science!
For those of you registered, the following is an itinerary as well as a list of Found Objects and things your child should bring!
If you didn't get a chance to register, make sure you keep an eye on our website or Facebook page as these programs tend to fill up very quickly! Alternatively, you can email us and we'll put you on our email list that will let you know as soon as registration opens for any of our Enrichment Programs.
Yesterday was Mother's Day. I happened to be in my car listening to CBC Radio and happened upon the Vinyl Cafe Mother's Day show! For those of you who do not know about the Vinyl Cafe, it is a show hosted by Stuart Mclean. The show is made up of music, stories and anectdotes, but possibly the most popular are those stories about Dave, the owner of a second hand record store, Morley his wife, their son Sam and daughter Stephanie. Today was a touching story about Morley, Sam and their changing relationship as he enters teenagehood.
It is already nearing the end of May and with the end of the school year coming up very soon, it made me think of the families I have met and worked with over the school year. As well, all those families who's sons or daughters are becoming teenagers and growing up, possibly those who are in grade 12 getting ready to venture into the wide wild world, those who are going to be going to high-school next year, or even those getting ready to go to school for the first time in the fall. This summer will be full of changes, memories and new things!
To listen to this episode of Vinyl Cafe, click on the following link and look for the May 12, 2012 edition. If you just want to listen to the Dave and Morley story, it starts at 17:25.
For those of you who want more information about the Vinyl Cafe, click here.
Hope everyone has a wonderful week!
Each day, as I check my inbox to deal with the latest question or communication, I also get emails that make me think. I'm not one to sign up for many 'email-a-week' services, and have been able to keep my junk mail low, so these inspirational emails are always a bit of sunshine on a rainy day! Today's email was from Danielle LaPorte, an inspirational speaker, motivator, author and businesswoman.
I was first introduced to her by Amy Quarry of Adboom and Dianne Tharp of Ayami International when they held a workshop that used Danielle's "The Spark Kit" (which is now a book called The Firestarter Sessions that you can see here) as a basis for a workshop to help inspire those starting or on the entreprenurial journey!
So...... the Burning Question for today is:
What do you Want.... That you already have?
Read the article first, its short... and zippy... and kicks your butt making you think about all those things that you want, that really... you already have! I think this is an excellent article for all those young adults out there too as it will show that you allready are farther along than you think!
If you want better grades, more money, to understand math, have different friends, want a job, don't want to go to school, think about all those things that you already have!!!
If you tend to be "glass-half-empty", you will have to stretch your brain, because most likely, you already are achieving some of your dreams, you just don't realise it! Now its your turn....What do you Want...that you already have?