Monday, December 17, 2012
Everything from ways you can help to local responses and reports from Newtown Patch—find it here.
News of the Dec. 14, 2012 shootings of 20 school children at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT has touched people across the country, including in Fridley. Here are links to related posts, first at Newtown Patch ... ... and at Fridley Patch: Several posts at Fridley Patch have advice on discussing the incident and related issues with children:
Monday, October 29, 2012
What have you heard from people Out East? One woman from Fridley was hunkered down.
What ties do you have—friends, family or other—to communities suffering from Hurricane Sandy? One Former Fridley Resident Sarah Palmer Kmetetz, originally from Fridley, posted from Bethlehem, CT on the Fridley Patch Facebook page: I am in CT and we are getting plenty of wind. The winds are expected to be the worse from this afternoon and into the overnight hours. Staying inside to stay safe as lots of trees are expected to come down and take out electricity. That was at about noon Central Time on Monday, and she was right. Woodbury-Middlebury Patch in Connecticut reported Monday evening that all power is out in Bethlehem. (The downed tree photo is from another Patch site in Connecticut.) A Friend in West Virginia Fridley resident Laurie …
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
How much challenge is too much, too soon?
It all started with a parent-teacher conference at our daughter's daycare center. That was when my husband was told that our three-year-old had learned most of what they had to teach her at the center: she could count, was learning simple math, could write most of her letters and knew all of her shapes and colors, and even had a grasp on phonics. They had already been working with her individually rather than with the rest of her preschool class, and she had basically finished the entire daycare curriculum already, even though there was a higher preschool-level class of kids a year older than her at the center. They would start working with her on whole-word recognition, they told us, but suggested we might want to look for some other …