Ivywood is not only teaching our students through distance learning, we are also helping in their mental well being. Just this past week, we started doing weekly virtual play dates to help our students connect with their classmates, share stories, share fun ideas and just be plain silly together. It is so important, not only for our students, but for all children to be able to connect with other children during our “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order and just be kids. Secretly, I think our parents are enjoying the virtual play dates more then the students are right now. It is so fun and heartwarming hear the children’s laughter, see their smiles and see them just being kids.