Category Archives: education

Back to School 2021: Gavin 8th & CJ 5th

Thursday, September 9th 2021 It’s finally happened! Our first “Back to School” day in TWO YEARS. . . And in the next town over my sister’s got TRIPLE Back-to-School action going on: . Now… to recover from that whirlwind Summer. … Continue reading

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Class Pet: Pascal

Thursday, August 5th 2021 . So it’s my daughter’s turn to host the classroom pet until summer’s end. Pascal the Gecko promised to be low maintenance and we love animals, so it was a no brainer to agree. Some things … Continue reading

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Gavin’s Animation

May 7th 2021 . On this day my son sent me an email from school with this link, titled “My Animation!” . I don’t know how he did it, but I do love it. Maybe sometime we can add sound. … Continue reading

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Cambridge Wildlife Arts Episode 1: Cardinals!

Wednesday, April 28th 2021 What’s red and black—but sometimes peachy brown? On this first episode, meet an animal neighbor that’s easy to spot, and a local biologist, Dr. Scott V. Edwards, who knows all about it. Hosted by Jenny the … Continue reading

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Cambridge Wildlife Arts Series: Show Trailer Debut

Wednesday, April 20th 2021 . Here it is! A trailer for the wildlife show I have been hosting: OUR ANIMAL NEIGHBORS IN CAMBRIDGE – TRAILER for SERIES [1:20]: . Granted, the program is low budget, but dang! I never knew … Continue reading

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Hospital Clowning: Eccentric Principles Workshop with Avner

Tuesday, April 6th 2021 . Today begins a six week course over Zoom with Avner. To those of us in variety arts, Avner is a legend. A juggler, variety performer, movie actor, broadway star, magician, mentor, friend, and world renowned … Continue reading

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Performing Life: Playing the Fool with Global Play Brigade

Tuesday, April 6th 2021 . Today I get to take a sweet little clown workshop online with performers from around the world. If you look in the Zoom boxes you can see Boston, Atlanta, New York & California in the … Continue reading

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AT RISE: Why Me Cold

Monday, March 29th 2021 . AT RISE: It’s morning in the distance learning homeschool. Mom is crossing the room from the kitchen when Boy stands up from his desk. BOY: Haha, I just figured out why I’m cold. [Heads towards … Continue reading

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Homeschool Headmistress: Remembering to Practice

Monday, March 1st 2021 . Today’s parenting triumph in the Distance Learning Environment is *remembering* -finally- that Young Miss has *asked* us to remind her to practice her cursive. And how. What are the three things kids need again? Love, … Continue reading

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ClaraJane’s Marble Roller Coaster

Saturday, February 20th 2021 2021-02-20 CJ’s Marble Roller Coaster [0:26]: . *

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