Category Archives: education

Hospital Clowning: Salaam

Wednesday, January 16th 2019 Because we encounter so many Arabic speaking families, I went to the hospital’s family center today to ask a liaison how to say basic greetings in Arabic.   Here they are (phonetically): HELLO:  Marshaba  GREETING OF PEACE:  … Continue reading

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About Gavin – School Application Style

January 2019 Sadly nervous about the state of the junior high to which Gavin would otherwise transition next year, we are throwing our hat in at least ONE other spectacular option for schooling, in spite of a price tag well … Continue reading

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AT RISE: CJ Sez Yes and NO

Monday, January 14th 2018 At Rise:  A giant 7 year old little baby woman comes into mom’s bedroom all dressed for school, clutching a book.  Something is off. Mom:  Are you okay honey? BabyWoman:  [Pauses.  Then in her baby voice says]  … Continue reading

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Why I Love Fayerweather Street School

January 11th 2019 On this day I was blessed to receive a personalized tour of a most wondrous nearby educational institution the Fayerweather Street School in Cambridge. Here are things I LOVE about it. CORE VALUES: #1: Culture steeped in SOCIAL … Continue reading

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Ultimate Survival Zombie Tank by Gavin

2019-01-11 A little something Gavin cooked up at school in between regular 5th Grade schoolwork: When the Zombie Apocalypse comes, I call first dibs on surviving with Gavin! ♥    

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#116th Congress for the Record

Friday, January 4th 2018   When Gavin read this he said, “Wait! No. It’s actually 43 out of 45.”  I waited to be elucidated by his historical insight.   He explained, “The current president isn’t white, he’s orange.” Be that as … Continue reading

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Victory Lap Nerd Time: Blogging About Blogging

January 1st 2018 Spoiler alert:  Super nerd time here! Happy New Year to me.  I have finally done it; I have more or less blogged recent events up to present in near real-time. Being obsessed with photos, videos and documentation … Continue reading

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