Category Archives: homeschool

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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Fun with ClaraJane: Adventures in Hair

Tuesday, November 17th 2020 . In “celebration” of ClaraJane “catching up” to her 4th Grade distance learning schoolwork this fall, we fulfill her long-standing wish to dye her hair. . 2020-11-17 CJ’S Hair Adventure [1:13]: . . . Voila. *

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AT RISE: Special Delivery

. AT RISE: It is snowing outside. BOY is at his desk on the computer with headphones. DAUGHTER is at the table on her computer. WIFE is folding laundry on the couch. The door opens to DaddyLove arriving back home … Continue reading

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CJ Sez: A Skunk Sat On A Stump

Friday, October 30th 2020 2020-10-30 A Skunk Sat On A Stump with CJ [0:46:]: . . *

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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: CircusKitchen Recess

Thursday, October 22nd 2020 Here is Gavin doing self-directed exercise at home for “Gym” today. OK I might have directed a little bit, but huzzah! he can juggle on the rolla bolla. Until he needs to go to the bathroom … 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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Homeschool Headmistress: Today’s Study Break

Tuesday, October 20th 2020 When your headphones stop working, and no one on the Zoom class can hear you, and you can’t make your VoiceCast work for your Slide Deck persuasive book summary, and your Chromebook is non-responsive and even … 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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