Editor’s Letter – September – October Edition 2014
Summer fun is done and I hope you all had a great time either vacationing or just being home with friends and family, enjoying the warm summer nights. It’s that time of year again. Time to get the kids back to school or begin a new homeschool regimen. This is the time I start to think about goals for my kids in the new school year and have meetings with teachers to ensure we are all on the same page and working together.
I also remain thoughtful of a favorite picture that accompanies a wise quote from Albert Einstein, it includes: a monkey, a penguin, an elephant, a fish in a bowl, a seal, and a dog. They are all lined up in front of an instructor behind a desk with the caption “For a fair selection everybody has to take the same exam: please climb that tree.”
The goals for my typical son, Braden, will be different than my youngest son, Nathan (AS del +); but for more than just a school education I try to be mindful of their individual talents or gifts when I write their goals. These talents may or may not be included in the curriculum or be able to be measured or scored. But we can tell by the smile it puts on their faces while they are in action or the lengthened attention span they have developed for that particular activity. These are the hints we get as parents to identifying their genius. It is a journey best traveled at their own pace.
Editor – in – Chief
“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a
fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live
its whole life believing that it is stupid”