LANK's Blog: The Bear Necessities

December 6, 2017

Shortly after the busy holiday season, LANK will ramp up its open house tours and begin to think ahead to the following 2018-2019 school year.  For parents, this is a time to consider various preschool programs and choose the one that is a “best fit” for their child....

September 19, 2017

One of my favorite LANK traditions is choosing a yearlong theme that helps guide curriculum and connects learning throughout the school.  Not only does this theme provide cohesiveness between programs, but it also creates enthusiasm and excitement for our staff as they...

July 29, 2017

We are almost at that point in the summer when the neighborhood pool has lost some of its charm, and going on vacation has already occurred; so now what?  My last blog listed some local happenings and excursions that might interest young families.  I hope you enjoyed t...

February 22, 2017

On Monday, February 20, 2017 it was President's Day; the perfect time to reflect on honesty and integrity.  As a teacher, there was no subject that I loved teaching more than Social Studies.  I found that an introduction to presidents and historical figures was particu...

November 7, 2016

It’s that time of year; not just for Thanksgiving turkeys and fall leaves but also the all-important parent-teacher conference. This week all of our LANK teachers—from those teaching our adorable two year olds to those teaching the “big” kindergarten children will all...

October 28, 2016

​​Halloween is just around the corner; hurrah! There may not be a holiday quite as much fun for children since it involves dressing up as someone else and receiving candy—just by asking! Because our LANK Halloween party was so lovely, it may feel like we have already c...

October 20, 2016

A few weeks ago I wrote a blog post to let parents know that a full and active preschool day could not be measured by the amount of “stuff” in a school bag. 

Sometimes our busiest days at LANK may not result in a take home project. So, how then can a parent start a conv...

September 23, 2016

As our first month of school unfolds, it's great to see LANK children walking independently down the hill to enter the building. We know they are experiencing the good feeling that comes from knowing this is my school; I belong here! 

As parents, it is perfectly normal...

September 12, 2016

​​Most of us are familiar with the proverbial “mama bear” image and the quotes that often accompany that vision. Bears are interesting animals; highly intelligent and curious.  Like other intelligent animals, many of their behaviors are learned as opposed to instinctu...

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