Happy Spring Break!

Due to the Covid-19 situation, I have made some changes to our schedule. Current studio families: check your email for more details.

— At this time, all Pre-Twinkle demo classes held at the library are canceled. As of now any pre-twinkle demo classes scheduled after April 15th will be held.

— All prospective family observations of group classes and individual lessons and meetings will be postponed until after April 15th.

— March 16th through March 19: Spring Break, no classes will be held this week.

—The March 18th group class will be moved to Wednesday, April 8th.

— Classses will be held April 6th- the 9th (originally spring break. We are essentailly exchanging the weeks).

I do have a plan in place for the week of March 23rd. However, as the situation may change, I will hold off on those announcements to avoid confusion. Let’s take things week by week.

While I would like to run classes this week (to keep some sort of normalcy for the children) I think it would be best to move up our spring break. While there is still no need to panic, holding spring break now will help to reduce the spread of the virus; allow us some time to see how things unfold; and allow studio families schedule flexibility, if needed, to make work/child care arrangements for the next two weeks.

Taking a break this coming week will allow everyone to take a collective breath and practice some self care. Stress absolutely effects the immune system and during this high stress time, if you don’t practice some self care you might stress yourself right into the cold or flu…if you don’t catch coved-19. Over the break, make it your priority to reduce stress and stay healthy. During our breaks I do not expect students to practice. However, at this time playing may provide some comfort and distraction. Just keep things light and fun— don’t add more stress to your family life.

I’ve seen some stressed out kiddos as this situation has unfolded over the last couple of weeks. If parents panic, children panic. The CDC has some information on how to talk to children about this situation if you feel you need some ideas: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/talking-with-children.html

Again, be sure to get your information from reliable sources such as the CDC and the WHO.

…perhaps some chocolate chip cookies are in order as part of your self care spring break plan? Here is my recipe… It makes about 2.5 dozen. Just double the recipe if you need more. We are a plant based family that eats eggs,so I use vegan butter. But I think this recipe should work out just fine with regular butter.

Mrs. Glenda’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • 1 stick of softened butter
  • 1/2 cup plus two tablespoons of sugar
  • 1/2 cup plus two tablespoons of brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1vcup plus two tablespoons of flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (omit if you want).

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cream butter, sugars and vanilla. Add in the egg and mix well. Add in the dry ingredients, mix well. Last add the chocolate and chopped nuts. Bake about 8-10 minutes.

Take care and stay safe!

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