LANK's Blog: The Bear Necessities

February 12, 2020

We have just finished the registration process, and can finally catch our breath to take some time to consider the families we met, their needs, and how our school reflects those desires.   As we take this time to celebrate the end of a busy period, I remind myself of...

January 14, 2020

January is a month to reflect. Along with the first snowfall comes renewed vigor, promise and for me, reflection. 2019 was a tough year for me personally. Several family members are dealing with grave illnesses. My mother also became ill, and in October I said goodbye...

December 4, 2019

I must admit that writing a blog about holiday toy suggestions is difficult for me.  Toys for children are as individualized as clothing or household décor is to adults.  Often the temperament of the adult also comes into play as I learned many years ago when I repeate...

November 6, 2019

We are soon entering the holiday season when every other flyer will feature some new-fangled toy that moves, blinks, or promises to make our children happier, smarter, or more creative. The good news, however, is that for most families and certainly at LANK, that toy a...

October 28, 2019

Disney aficionados think it is the happiest place on earth, but at LANK we feel our school provides children with the happiest moments found anywhere.  The wooded playground, songs that accompany learning, friends holding hands, and a teacher’s love are all part of a w...

September 5, 2019

As I reflect on my own public-school education, the moments I most vividly remember are those when my teachers imparted character lessons about famous Americans.  I was entranced by the tales of all my favorite heroes; the truthfulness of George Washington when he conf...

May 24, 2019

Last week an email crept into our inbox letting us know that LANK was voted best/ favorite preschool in Northern Virginia Magazine’s 2019 online reader poll.  Here is the actual email:

"It is with sincere pleasure, on behalf of everyone at Northern Virginia Magazin...

May 13, 2019

I love May, as the month can usually be counted on to yield warm temperatures, green lawns and colorful flowers. But beyond the seasonal changes that occur in May, the month is also the harbinger of new beginnings and thus, a time to also bid farewells.  Whenever I rec...

April 4, 2019

In 1994 the Lion King was released, and my children became avid fans. They probably watched the movie a dozen times, and never tired of the script, music or characters.  During my own childhood, Bambi was one of my favorite movies. Interesting that both Disney blockbus...

March 6, 2019

As a teacher in the classroom, parent teacher conferences were always a highlight of my experience.  I enjoyed talking with parents, and learning more about the children in my care from the perspective of those closest to that child.  Last week was a joy, as I watched...

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