Pop is Bella's grandfather. One day, when she was 4, Pop had to pick Bella up at preschool. Bella's mother was giving Pop very long and detailed instructions on where to go and how to get there. After hearing this for a while, Bella said to her mother, "Pop's a smart man. He can figure it out."
Are you a fan of homework? Children need a well balanced life - spiritual, physical, intellectual and emotional. Many attend religious education, participate in sports and scouts, and more. By the time they arrive home, it is late. Many skimp on sleep to do homework.
Is homework more harmful than helpful? Should we encourage schools to lessen or eliminate most homework except for reading. Children can read before they fall asleep.
For an interesting, well-researched and thorough discussion of the issue, you may want to visit this page from the Center for Public Education.
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Ama loves Restorative Yoga. It is extremely relaxing and has helped her spinal stenosis.
You may want to check with your health care professionals to see if Restorative Yoga would help you. If you have back pain, chronic back ailments, are recovering from injury, need relaxation or more, Restorative Yoga may be right for you. Restorative Yoga has been wonderful for Ama.
For a great introduction to this practice, visit the website for Vancouver's YinYoga.com.
Several years ago Ama and Bella were visiting Bella's great grandmother at an assisted living facility. An ambulance arrived bringing a resident back from the hospital. Not wanting to scare Bella, Ama explained how the ambulance staff took great care of this lady and she was happily returning to her home. Bella said, "Then why did they put her in the trunk"?
To all my fellow grandmothers......
Are you doing lots of babysitting?
It's exhausting, isn't it?
Cute activity: ( MUST SUPERVISE)
Mini gum drops (can get dye free)
Kiddies make "sculptures". They can be simple or complex. Best part is when completed, they can be eaten!
Once a month Bella will draw a cartoon (Belzcomix) representing a cherished VALUE. For example:
"NICE" IS A FOUR LETTER WORD
E...very one appreciates