Join Us for Parent Book Group Oct. 7
The Parent Book Group is Oct. 7 at 6 pm. The Zoom Link for that evening is Book Group/Spence Zoom Room
. All are welcome to attend. Our first book of the year is the 2016 National Book Award winner, “Stamped from the beginning: the definitive History of racist ideas in America,” by Ibram X. Kendi. We believe that by examining our history and ourselves, we are modeling how to be reflective thinkers for our children.
Counseling Speaker Series
Every year, we offer speakers who address parenting & family interests. Guest appearances will be presented virtually and open to all interested parents.
Oct 28 at noon: Georgetown Child & Family Therapist Megan Ibanez will present “Family Support: How to give grace and space to each other during times of stress”
Dec. 2: Brad Mason will present "Self Esteem, Self Talk, and Self Control,” a workshop he offers on his counseling website that focuses on helping our children learn to catch self-destructive thinking and replace those thoughts with something more accurate and positive.
Feb 24: Megan Ibanez will return with “Understanding Childhood Grief.” Grieving takes many forms, including divorce, family moves, school changes, and death. We discuss how we can help our children navigate the real world of losses.
One-on-One: If your scholar would like some one-on-one time to talk about anything weighing on their mind, please email me at email@example.com to set up a time.
Lunch Bunch: Join us online M-W-F from 11:30-12 pm. Please sign up through the counseling K-2 portion of our website. Stay tuned for how lunch bunches will look for our on-campus learners.
In class: This week, grades K-2 have been learning about a lovely tool to enhance a mood. The students are listening to music from around the world. We discuss how different types of music (fast, slow, soft, loud, etc.) can affect how we feel. Then, the students draw on paper as they listen to the music. We are adding a tool to use when we need to make a positive change in our mood.
One-on-One: If you feel your child is struggling and needs someone to talk with, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a time to visit with them via zoom while they are at home or in person if they are at school.
Lunch Bunch: Times/dates will be updated based on our new in-school schedule. My goal is to offer long distance as well as on campus lunch groups. It is a wonderful way for children to socially interact in a more carefree yet still structured environment. If your child has already signed up, I will work to make sure they have a space.
In class: How to Tame Your Inner Chicken! These last two weeks we have focused on understanding how our brains stay balanced and what to do when our amygdala (chicken brain) flies the coop. We practiced breathing exercises, doodle art & grounding questions. We also discussed how exercise & music help with regulating our mood as well. We will continue to visit ways to self-regulate throughout the year.