My summer was divided between family time, working with students with learning disabilities at the Vancouver Urban Ministries and attending book readings of my son’s latest novel The Parcel. It always amazes me to watch him keep the audience captivated and in splits.

My grandnephews Jehan, Rayan, and little Yohan and grandniece Shanaya kept me on my feet throughout the summer and the long walks in the evenings with my friends always ended my day on a calm note.

I am looking forward to my return to North Star as a support person in the Cypress classroom. It is a pleasure to watch the children being motivated and engrossed in their work with two very experienced Montessorians guiding and assisting them.