Category Archives: education

ClaraJane’s Forces of Motion Playground

Tuesday, June 2nd 2020 . 2020-06-02 ClaraJane’s Forces of Motion Playground [2:26]: . ♦  

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Homeschool Decompression Walk

Tuesday, May 11th 2020 Things came to a head in Le Homeschool today.  My daughter came unglued but I guess the good news is I didn’t.  (This time anyway.)  I terminated her school day, let her cry for a while … Continue reading

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AT RISE: This Red Button

  AT RISE:  Mom and the kids are working on their computers in Le Homeschool. CJ:   How do you spell “DUZ?” MOM:  Um, as in… like, … CJ:  Yeah, like, ‘DOES this red button destroy the world?’ or something like … Continue reading

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Quarantine D&D for Dummies

May 4th 2020   Of all things for a 12 year-old to be obsessed with during a pandemic requiring lockdown, I can’t imagine anything better than Dungeons and Dragons.  Literally the only drawback I can think of to D&D is … Continue reading

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AT RISE: Good and Bad

Tuesday, April 28th 2020   AT RISE:  Daddy is holding the phone so Boy can talk with Grandpa Pops. POPS:  Well Gavin, what do you think of having school at home? GAVING:  Well [pause].  It’s good AND it’s bad. POPS:  … Continue reading

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ClaraJane’s Online Weekly Class Meeting

Monday, April 27th 2020   After a week’s reprieve over April Break, today we resume homeschool.  Except now instead of getting through 3 to 5 weeks, physical school will remain closed for the rest of the school year; about nine … Continue reading

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Louis Jordan’s Deacon Jones

April 2020 Thanks to quarantine ukulele lessons I have been reminded of the late, great Louis Jordan. . Here he is eviscerating the corruption that comes with power, especially within the so-called “Christian” church, which of course continues to do … Continue reading

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Quarantine UkeOke #39 – The Covid Quarantine Blues

Tuesday, April 21st 2020 – Quarantine Day #39   .           Song:  The Covid Quarantine Blues By:  Social Media feat. Existential Dread    . 2020-04-21 Quarantine UkeOke #39 – The Covid Quarantine Blues [1:30]:  . ♥

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Homeschool Headmistress: Pandora’s Box

Wednesday, April 15th 2020 ONE PARENT’S COMPENDIUM OF ACADEMIC RESOURCES PROVIDED FOR ONE 3rd GRADER DURING QUARANTINE   DISCLAIMER:  We are privileged by our district’s resources, our inspirational school, and the most dedicated, loving and talented teachers.  With the sudden … Continue reading

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Homeschool Headmistress: In the Name of All that is Holy

Wednesday, April 15th 2020   It is 7:45am on the third school day morning of our fifth week in quarantine.  All is quiet and I’m in the kitchen making tea.  Our Alexa speaker goes off:  “THIS IS A REMINDER:  TIME … Continue reading

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