Elisa Heisman is a wife and the mother of two school-age children in Dresher, PA. She is the Director of Programs & Communications at Congregation Beth Or in Maple Glen, PA and a Past President of the Program Directors of Reform Judaism. In her spare time, she loves to visit with family and friends, carve out time to read a good book, write in her blog, kvellcorner.com, take the latest BuzzFeed quiz, and cheer on her beloved Philadelphia Phillies.
It’s the end of the school year and teachers are assigning their final projects for students to complete. Last week, my son came home with his last 5th grade book report of the year. The assignment…is to make a board game based on a historical fiction novel. The parameters are as follows: 1. Create a pathway from start to finish including the main events of the story including conflict and resolution. 2. Incorporate facts from the book. Remember clothing, homes, speech, food, work, play and transportation are all a part… >> Read More
Every time my daughter goes away to overnight camp, there is something different about her when she returns home.
The first year she went away, she came back practically self-sufficient. I was so…impressed at how well she took care of herself. I didn’t have to remind her to brush her teeth. She didn’t need any help in picking out her clothes. She even made her bed without my asking for a short period of time---and then she went back to forgetting how to do it altogether. Last… >> Read More