Bekah Jorgensen

Mid-Year School Check-In

For most schools, the halfway point of the year falls somewhere between the end of December and the end of January. It’s a great time to do a check-in with your children and their teachers to make sure things are going well and there’s no mid-year slump. Questions to ask your child: What has been […]

No Money to Travel? Bring the Experience Home

As a foreign language teacher, I think that there is great value in learning about other cultures. Learning about other cultures helps us learn about ourselves, increases awareness of new traditions, and help us form a more cooperative outlook. One of the best ways to learn about new places is by actually going there. We […]

Respect in the Classroom

I’m a teacher, and have been for the past decade (that sounds so long). One thing that is a huge pet peeve of mine and many of my colleagues is students who don’t have enough respect – not just for teachers, but for peers and for themselves. Respect is a focus of our school this […]

Summer Brain Break

Here are some great summer brain breaks to make your kids think while they’re having fun! Have them record how long it takes an ice cube to melt at different points during the day. Record air temperature and length of melting time, and have them predict what the melting time would be at a certain […]