Complicating ‘Homelessness’ for First Graders

By Jessica Pesola (First Grade Teacher) Homelessness seems like a simple cut and dry problem to most young people. At the beginning of the year, I could see it in my students’ eyes each time we gathered together on the carpet for a discussion.  It actually baffled them that grown-ups can’t get it together.  “Just…

Big Stories from Little People

By: Jess Pesola (Kindergarten Teacher) We all have stories.  Stories that make us laugh, stories that make us cry, stories that make us laugh so hard we cry. Stories that are so painful we don’t dare say them out loud, and stories we think to ourselves- please never let me forget this one. During a…