I want to find a community of parents and educators with which to collaborate

Keywords: balance , montessori , parenting

I’ve learned since March that I placed much of my own identity in my career. My classroom at school received so much more of my attention than I ever had time to devote to my own home. Nearly all of my time outside of the classroom was wrapped up in record keeping, materials making, corresponding with coworkers and parents, and generally trying to stay constantly on top of every moving piece I had in my focus. Looking back, I was exhausted and burnt out. Still, staying home made me feel like nothing.

https://greaterpossibilitiesmontessori.wordpress.com/2021/02/11/welcome

One of the amazing things about writing a blog is the connections it makes

Keywords: animals , badgers , birds , birdsy , blogging , books , bushnell , covid 19 , environment , fox , garden , get your boots on , local patch , mammals , nature , nature books , outdoors , oxfordshire , ponds , stay at home , stay wild , trail camera , uncategorized , wildlife 2 , badgers , birdsy , bluetit , caterpillar , fox , garden pond , garden wildlife , lockdown , long tailed tit , muntjac , nature , trail camera , wildlife

A few weeks ago I was contacted by a class from Upstate NY. They had been discussing nature activities that kids and adults can enjoy and had come across my blog. One of the children sent me a link to a website that he thought I might be interested so I’m going to share it with you.

https://appletonwildlifediary.wordpress.com/2020/11/09/connections

Both letters and contents, addressed to me!

Keywords: life , observations , self-other , emails , family , letters , mails , memories , nostalgia , posts

When we were taught about letters, letter writing and post offices in school,  we had to write a letter to ourselves and post them. After we had tracked back our letters, we had to write an essay recording the process. I couldn’t wait to get my letter back! I ran back and waited till 4.20 pm when the post man would come by to collect the letters from the post box near home.  I even remember asking him, when I’d get my letter! Finally, when I got back my letter and saw the stamping on it- I was thrilled. It had actually been to some place else and had came back to me!

https://matangimawley.com/2020/09/18/do-you-have-a-letter-for-me