A few years ago, you know pre-covid times, I wrote a piece about appreciating teachers and all they do. Fast forward from when I said teachers should have an all expenses paid vacation. Since then, we have doubled down, had...
In education, just as in life, one size does not fit all. We all have different learning styles - some of us might be hands-on learners while others need to write things down before they really absorb the information....
In my life as a white woman, there have been a few people who have cared enough to take my hand and walk me into 'the race conversation.' If I can ever consider myself 'woke' it is because of...
Many thanks for RITES and Halley for allowing us to share her thoughts on School at Home.  For More from Halley, check out the following articles, sure to be helpful as school (in whatever format!) gets underway.   COVID-19 and School We...
The Decision I am not a teacher. Distance learning at my house in Spring was a roller coaster. Some days we were having our own private circle time and making baking soda volcanoes and some days we straight up wasted...
I want to start out that this is meant to be a resource for all those parents who find the idea of “homeschooling” their preschool, pre-k, or kindergarten child/ren daunting, and don’t know where to begin. This is what...
Buddy! This was going to be your year, you were finally going to join your big sister at school. You were going to make your own friends, wear the same uniform she wore, and finally have a space of your...
Many thanks to Stephanie Gaddis for offering this Guest Post on Homeschooling various ages as a part of our Guide to Homeschooling in RI! As a homeschooling mom of six kids, I’m asked a LOT of questions. One of...
“We’re all homeschoolers now!” became the mantra of spring 2020 as many of us were forced to switch from traditional school to distance learning. But are homeschool and distance learning the same? What does homeschooling actually look like, how...
We reached out to RIGHT (Rhode Island Guild of Homeschool Teachers) to find out more about who they are and how they serve the homeschool community here in RI. Their state coordinator, Jen Curry, graciously made time to answer...

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Guide to Pick-Your-Own Berries in Rhode Island and Beyond

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It's pick your own berry season! Nothing is better than taking the kids out to pick your own berries! Things can change quickly based...