Everyone is delighted with the class...
In fact, we would rather not take a week off at the end of this five week session.
Marzieh Davis, Home school parent
I loved the work you did together...
last year and he had a blast.
Erin O'Neal, parent
We would be thrilled (as would Kayleigh) to have her work with you again...
Just read your core beliefs and it is so heartening to find a teacher that teaches from the place you do - something we have been looking for, for a long time.
Beth Rhatigan, Parent
I was amazed...
that he took the initiative to respond to you about this Fall's class without our having to "nag" him about it. He truly is engaged with you and the writing and you have no idea the profound progress this reflects from 3-4 years ago. So thank you, thank you, thank you!
Miriam Freeman, parent
I think Janet is something of a magician with young writers...
Even kids who weren’t very enthused about writing to begin with seem to come out of her classes really fired up about writing. She provides an amazing atmosphere in which kids can share their writing with each other, which just makes writing so much more meaningful for them. My 8-year-old took a 12-week class with her last year and loved it! His grammatical skills improved exponentially over that time, as well, as a side-effect of reading and sharing his work and hearing how others respond to it, along with editing suggestions from Janet.
I really can’t recommend her highly enough. We have invited her back to work with our homeschoolers again this year. In fact, when we started organizing our classes again this year, the first question my son asked me was if Janet would be teaching again.
Cassandra Love, parent and educator
Your camp was *wonderful*.
Your role modeling, and the other kids, and your activities and wonderful energy was a gift to my child.
Rebecca Wait, parent
How wonderful that he has such an insightful teacher...
I love the way Janet teaches! I wouldn’t mind if she coached me!
She has such an understanding and a way of encouraging him gently. Ooh how lucky he is to have such a teacher.
Lali, a grandparent
Thank you again for such the wonderful opportunity...
you provided for the kids! I cannot tell you how impressed I am with all that you were able to accomplish in such a short amount of time- you are truly amazing!! The girls not only LOVED the time they spend with you and your lovely daughter, Maren, but they actually began to see the process of writing in a whole new light! Their perspective, alone, is more than I could have hoped for, and the stories and poetry they produced during the single week they spent with you was like nothing they had ever done before.
Katie Garner, parent and educator
Mike loved today.
For a kid not normally enthusiastic about much, he hopped in the car today after class, shut the door, and began to enthuse, starting with “Mom, that was great!”
What a wonderful time ...
Friday afternoon and what a great week Joseph had making friends with writing!
You and Marin [sp?] are awesome!
Thank you so much - from the bottom of my heart ...
for working with my child AND for noticing that yes, still waters DO run deep.We have been SO happy with his participation. The reading was great - I was very proud because he was nervous and shy but did it anyway!
Karen Boekschoten , parent