Monthly Archives: November 2017

Author ClaraJane

November 21st 2017 ClaraJane chose her famous thumb smashing accident as the writing topic for her First Grade Author Celebration Day. It was a smash hit (so to speak)! 2017-11-21 Author ClaraJane [32 seconds]:

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UkeOke: Someone to Lava

Lava  Kuana Torres Kahele, Napua Greig-Nakasone, … A long long time ago there was a volcano Living all alone in the middle of the sea He sat high above his bay watching all the couples play And wishing that he had … Continue reading

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At Rise: Dental Rules

Friday, November 17th 2017 At Rise: Mom is driving kids -Girl 6, Boy 9-to dentist. Mom: OK remember you guys, no eating for a half hour after your appointment. [Pause.  Boy bolts up from Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient … Continue reading

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Hospital Clowning: Pillow Talk

Thursday, November 16th 2017 Sometimes our reconnaissance about a potential patient gets overridden by the parent. We get notes from the Child Life Specialist on every floor with a run-down of the patients that day; name, age, gender, anything significant … Continue reading

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At Rise: Favorites

Wednesday, November 15th 2017 [Mom is climbing under boy’s blanket with him for bedtime snuggles.] Boy:  I love you so much! Mom:  I love you so much too!  And furthermore… *pfffft.*  That’s how you know you’re my favorite; because I … Continue reading

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Hospital Clowning: No Eyed Deer

Wednesday, November 15th 2017 Q: What do you call a deer with no eyes? A:  Dr. Be Bopper learning to clown! Today was my fifth day clowning at Boston Children’s Hospital in a week.  And since it’s still only my … Continue reading

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New iPhone Sample Movie

Monday, November 13th 2017 Yesterday my phone took a swan dive to its final demise. I seem particularly talented at dropping and breaking cell phones. Especially for a juggler. Determined to get proper protection this time, I hauled off to … Continue reading

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