LANK's Blog: The Bear Necessities

Thank you for the compliment!

We recently had the nicest compliment and we wanted to pass it along to you. One of the women who had joined us for a tour commented that LANK was the warmest school that she had visited. School, all schools, should be warm, welcoming, reliably "there," for children and parents. School is a place to learn, to grow, to have friends and be a friend, to succeed and to falter. We sometimes overlook how important that can be. Part of life is learning to deal with adversity; things do not always go as planned. LANK is a good place to allow that to happen. Skillful teachers can facilitate difficult moments and develop attitudes that result in resilience and flexibility. Our world is a busy one. It

Keeping Current

It was such a pleasure to see so many of you at conferences last week. our children benefit from the close relationships we build as together we forge strong beginnings for their school careers. After the staff planning Monday, we were most fortunate to host Dr. Rene. Many of you have had the pleasure of attending one of her seminars and we highly recommend that you do so. Her topic was "Stress, Resiliency, and Over-Scheduling," very pertinent topics, especially in this busy Northern Virginia area. Something Rene stresses in every single seminar is the value of reading aloud to children - daily for at least 20 minutes. One teacher asked at what age would you stop doing that-and her surprisin

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