Stronger Together

Mar 30, 2020 | Posted by Jennifer


Over the past month or so, people across the globe and around the country have come together to confront an invisible enemy. Facing uncertain days ahead, rather than looking at their own difficulties and misfortunes, people have done what they historically do in times like this: They help each other. Assistance has come in many forms. Purchasing groceries and delivering them to the doorsteps of vulnerable neighbors, sharing scarce resources with each other, and financially supporting others whose jobs have been eliminated due to the virus are just a few examples. And the help keeps coming.

If you are reading this message, you are likely a teacher or teaching parent. It is also likely that you have been adjusting your instructional model to a fully online one, possibly for your five-day-a-week classroom or for your once-a-week co-op. Within the past two weeks, we at IEW have compiled a three-week, fully digital, free curriculum package to help you with that objective. This curriculum will help you make that jump a much smoother one. May we ask for your help as we seek to assist others beyond our existing IEW families?

All around you are families with children whose schools have closed, some for as long as the remainder of the year. Most of these parents are navigating the same challenges that we all are; except they are surprised to find themselves in the position of having to homeschool their children. Not expecting to ever have to do something like this, they are finding it a daunting prospect. Would you please reach out to them and share these lessons along with your support and encouragement? They will feel so much better knowing that they have your assistance and expertise backing them up.

Together we will face our difficulties. We are stronger together; we see evidence of this daily in the news, across social media, and through our conversations with each other. At IEW we feel privileged to support our loyal customers as well as those who are learning of us for the first time. Thank you for partnering with us to lighten each others’ loads.

Stay safe. Wash those hands. Flatten that curve!


Jennifer Mauser has always loved reading and writing and received a B.A. in English from the University of Kansas in 1991. Once she and her husband had children, they decided to homeschool, and she put all her training to use in the home. In addition to homeschooling her children, Jennifer teaches IEW classes out of her home, coaches budding writers via email, and tutors students who struggle with dyslexia.

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