Sunflower Garden - Fly Away & Play


Dear Sunflower Garden Families,

I am so grateful to have had the chance to awaken from my sleeping bear hiatus and return to the classroom and be of help. It has been a gift to me, truly! I love this program, and I love my early childhood colleagues very much. Your children have filled my heart. I mean this. Thanks to Miss Tuly for being my dance partner through all this work! Her support has been wonderful. I only wish she'd take me with her to Italy this summer!

I will not be teaching next year, but I will serve in the role of mentor to our early childhood teachers. I will also shepherd the EC program through a self-study as part of our ongoing Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America (WECAN) full membership. This is done every five years for us now that we are full members.

Additionally, I will continue with my counseling work. If you know of anyone in need, please send them my way. My office at Aspire Professional Counseling is right in downtown Wauconda! In addition to Aspire, I am joining the Tabor Therapy Group in McHenry. This work will start soon, so good timing! When not mentoring or counseling, you’ll likely find me playing guitar and singing. Come on out sometime. I love seeing familiar faces in the crowd!

THANK YOU for the classroom gift. I need it! I will enjoy some rest, relaxation and self-care this summer. I am grateful to have worked with all of you this year. You are my teachers too! Thank you all for your kind notes and expressions of gratitude. It means a lot to me. This is a labor of love, and it isn’t always easy. We give it our best.

Blessings and best wishes for a wonderful summer. Would love chances to visit with you and see your children. Meanwhile…there is summer camp. I’m sure I’ll see you then.

Kind regards,
Donna Brooks

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