If you have read my Wednesday Thoughts for the last couple of years, you are aware that I want our students to get outside as much as possible and I am a huge fan of unorganized play. Both situations can happen simultaneously. Next week, we will close for the Holiday Break. In other words, the structured day we run from before 8 until after 3 will end for a couple of weeks. Students and teachers enjoy this change of pace, but since it is the holiday season, many of our students will become more stressed. Going out of doors can be very helpful. I think about this topic often. I am reminded of the research and the observations that shows that screen time should be limited. It is my hope that our families get lots of time together in the coming days. This will be my last Wednesday Thoughts until after the first of the year. I wish all the Craig family a peaceful and joyous holiday season.