Lessons Beyond Math

As part of my Gratitude Project I wrote the following letter to Mrs. Margaret Marcou which I share with her permission. Dear Margaret; I believe teachers teach more than their subject matter.  They may teach manners- i.e. how to behave in this classroom.  They also impart something of their own’s life lessons or experiences to…

Cloth Puzzles With Mom

Word Puzzles, Jigsaw Puzzles, Number Puzzles, Crossword Puzzles, Tangram Puzzles. All these puzzles involve solving a problem either with word clues, numerical plays on numbers or spatial proportions. Puzzles were part of our family upbringing. Both my parents liked tackling the New York Times crossword puzzle; often shuttling it between themselves during the weekday mornings….