Resiliency

The Miriam Webster dictionary defines resiliency as the ability to recover form or adjust easily to adversity or change, or, the ability...

Been there, done that...

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Tutoring Program Transformation

As the 2020-2021 school year is winding down, we at Open Arms are beginning to think about next year. We hope that you are too. When...

Approaching a New Normal

Most students in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County schools are back to in-person class full time as of either this week or next (depending on...

I Got My Shot, Did You?

It has been one full year since COVID-19 first came to North Carolina and everything started changing to the "new reality" (I refuse to...

Representation in Reading

Reading is an important skill. In fact, studies have shown that students who do not read well by the end of third grade are four times...

Thankful

We have entered the season of thankfulness. And, since 2020 has been such a difficult year for so many, I think it's important to focus...

Letting the Children Tell the Story

I realized that it's time for me to blog again (I am trying to blog at least one time each month), but I couldn't decide what to write...

Remote Learning: Day 1

Yesterday we finally opened our Remote Learning Center. It wasn't in all the rooms possible, and we didn't have 20 students like we hoped...

Blessed by the Blessing Box

Today as I was arriving at the center, someone was filling up our Blessing Box. I stuck my head out of my car window and said "Thank you...

Settling in

I have been at the Open Arms Community for nearly two weeks now. Time flies! In that time we have been doing a lot of little improvements...