Category Archives: education

At Rise: Home School Helper

Thursday, December 17th 2020 AT RISE: CJ is at her Distance Learning school desk at home, starting to type on her Chromebook. Mom is sitting next to her. MOM: OK, are you all set? CJ: Mm-hmm. MOM: Do you need … Continue reading

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Homeschool Headmistress: Cookie Day

Wednesday, November 25th 2020 Today is holiday cookie baking day in my daughter’s class. The teacher and all the kids are a joyful cacophony together from their respective kitchens on Google meet, and even Big Brother jumps in on the … Continue reading

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Hospital Clowning: COVID Safety Tips with Drs. Mal & Be Bopper!

November 24th 2020 Hot off the press, here are two safety videos with Dr. Mal Adjusted & Dr. Be Bopper: . Social distancing and masking: Tips from Dr. Mal Adjusted and Dr. Be Bopper [1:59]: . COVID-19 hygiene: Tips from … Continue reading

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Back to School Night – Pandemic Style

Thursday, October 28th 2020 I don’t expect this post to be so interesting to others, as hopefully a useful reference for our family. With that, here we go: . Ways To See Work Assigments (include but are not limited to): … Continue reading

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Homeschool Headmistress: Aminalz at Skool n’ Stuf

Thursday, October 29th 2020 This school day begins one of my favorite ways: . And also: . Also, is there a word for “Going outside in the rain?” . There were also plenty of unbeautiful moments in the day to … Continue reading

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You Can Be ABC’s

Wednesday, October 28th 2020 Here is a some bright-ass sunshine for ya on what is right now a dark cloudy day. #YouCanBeABCs from Sam – 6 year old raps about careers A through Z [2:30]: Quite probably the most remarkable 2&1/2 … Continue reading

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8:46 with Dave Chapelle

Monday, October 26th 2020 I had the privilege of watching this this morning; better late than never. Sharing it here to increase the chance that you may as well. This film is 27 minutes long. 8:46 – Dave Chappelle [27:20]: … Continue reading

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Homeschool Headmistress: No Please, Come On In

Tuesday, October 20th 2020 It is afternoon, after “school” in the homestead. Daddy is home from work taking his afternoon rest. Mom is spent from her various efforts today, sitting up on the other side of the bed, operating her … Continue reading

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AT RISE: One Breathless Moment

Friday, October 16th 2020 AT RISE: The kids are at their distance learning desks in the living room. ALEXA: [Beeb beeb, boop boop.] This is a reminder; it’s 12:59pm. [Beeb beeb, boop boop] This is a reminder; it’s 12:59pm. MOM: … Continue reading

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Jenny the Juggler on Boston Public Radio (re: Pandemic Stimulus)

Friday, October 16th 2020 On this day I allowed my attention to drift from the Home School long enough to call into my favorite radio show to check in with hosts Margery Egan and Jim Braude to opine about both … Continue reading

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