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Classroom | Reimagined: Scott Beil

Posted by Chris Starr on Apr 15, 2020 1:57:39 PM

In this episode, we are exploring art in turbulent times and the ways in which art influences community and fosters resilience. Upper School Art Teacher Scott Beil is managing to carry on teaching during this time of social distancing without the wonderful tools and resources of his Peck art studio.

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How To Revise Your Screen Time Rules

Posted by Ashley Tabor on Apr 15, 2020 11:57:53 AM

As we live under stay-at-home orders during a global pandemic, the allure of the screen has never been more apparent. Screens can be great tools to help manage all the simultaneous responsibilities that now confront us—however, excess screen time can have a negative impact on students’ attention and social-emotional functioning, as well as their ability to sleep at night. 

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Classroom | Reimagined: Maribel Mohr

Posted by Chris Starr on Apr 8, 2020 11:57:18 AM

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Brain Breaks for All Ages

Posted by Lauren Spirig on Apr 7, 2020 12:58:31 PM

Brain breaks—a quick 5-10 minutes away from the computer or desk—are essential for making distance learning a success. Without the physical movement that flows throughout a typical school day, students need to be reminded to give their eyeballs a rest and shake out their bodies! These activities, songs, and exercises will energize kids to keep learning. Read on for some ideas that can be enjoyed by the whole family!

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Classroom | Reimagined: Coach Carlo

Posted by Chris Starr on Apr 6, 2020 9:45:09 AM
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Chalk Your Walk Movement Promotes Positivity

Posted by Lauren Spirig on Apr 1, 2020 11:16:44 AM

In a few weeks of social distancing, art has proven a powerful way to remain connected to others. And with neighborhood walks now an essential outlet for exercise and fresh air, sidewalk chalk has become a popular medium for spreading cheer within the community.

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You Can't Pour from an Empty Cup

Posted by Ashley Tabor on Apr 1, 2020 11:15:55 AM

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6 Ways to Provide Support For Your Child During the Coronavirus Crisis

Posted by Ashley Tabor on Mar 25, 2020 8:41:28 AM

As parents, we are in uncharted territory supporting our kids emotionally through the global pandemic that’s upon us with coronavirus (COVID-19). However, as with any time of crisis, there are several basic guidelines we can follow to support our children through this turbulent time. 

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Silver Linings: Distance Learning at Peck

Posted by Jen Garvey on Mar 25, 2020 8:39:28 AM

This is a historic time we’re living through. Families, schools, and businesses all over the world are faced with many challenges right now. Despite the disruptions to our normal routines, my family and I are looking for and sharing the silver linings to help us stay positive and healthy. 

As an adult and a lifelong learner, I have a well-established professional learning community online, and I am excited for our students to get a taste of that. Here are some things I think we can enjoy about learning from a proper social distance.

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Chef Joe's "Home" Kitchen: Meatloaf and Roast Potatoes

Posted by Chris Starr on Mar 25, 2020 8:36:37 AM
Chef Joes Meatloaf & Roast Potatoes

Chef Joe shares a family favorite comfort meal in this "homemade" video. Meatloaf with thinly sliced roast potatoes is a versatile main course requiring minimal ingredients. The family can pitch in to help prepare and leftovers are great in sandwiches or even with eggs for breakfast! (This recipe serves six to eight people.)

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