HCOS Newsletter

March 2021

Spring Is In The Air

This past year has been full of serious concern about what is in the air and the impact it will have on our health. Every one of us has been impacted in some way by the pandemic and the steps taken to mitigate it. It has been a year of difficulty and loss, of fear and frustration, of strong words and unanswered questions. In a way, it has felt like a year’s worth of a long, hard winter.

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Seven Steps to Successful Curriculum Selection

Curriculum selection can be a daunting task at the best of times, and things have been even more difficult lately with restrictions that have prevented us from being able to flip through various resources in person. Following are a few strategies that I have learned over the years that I hope will be a help to you as you look ahead to selecting resources for the upcoming school year.

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The Importance of Sleep

I was pleased to participate in a webinar on sleep by Kim Barthel, a well-known Occupational Therapist and speaker. The essential lesson in the webinar was the importance of sleep throughout our lifetimes and how the lack of sleep contributes to dysregulation at every level of functioning. My aim is to unpack the importance of sleep for you and your children.

Sleep is essential for survival; the lack of sleep may cause/contribute to “cognitive impairments,...

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To the Power of Zoom

If there is one thing I have learned from this pandemic, it is to not let anything rain on your parade! Last spring, I found myself newly hired to be a Learning Camp coordinator and had my first field trip planned: a sea lion tour. I was prepared, had an excellent quote and was set with my proposal. Then COVID-19 struck. I couldn’t believe it! How disappointing!

Little did I know, one cancellation would be the beginning of a virtual learning camp journey that hasn’t...

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