To honor the International Day of Charity on September 5th, our foundation donated lots of basic art supplies to elementary classrooms in California, South Carolina, Illinois and Georgia and more to classrooms that want to use art to enhance academic learning, with the help of DonorsChoose.org.
Life is busy, messy, intense and stress happens. So, it’s good to get a plan for staying calm and carrying on. But our kids feel plenty of stress too, and they need to know how to calm themselves when their mind starts racing, or they’re feeling anxious thoughts.
I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve walked past my grandson’s computer and seen a quick flash of Roblox. It’s a quick flash because an adult walking past reminds him to hide the evidence and get back to distance learning. And I’m pretty sure we’re not alone in this struggle. So what can we do?
When we started this pandemic, most of us never considered that 9 months later we would still be keeping a safe distance from those outside our homes. Have no fear, I have created a list of activities and accommodations to make the togetherness of the holidays shine through even if we can’t physically be together.