Category Archives: school

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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Walking Among the Stars

January 11th 2019   When my son was in 2nd or 3rd grade, a classmate of his became diagnosed with an extremely rare and aggressive cancer in her brain.  Her name is Sajni, and she exemplified astonishing tenacity in her … Continue reading

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New Tutor in the House

Friday, November 16th – evening   Daughter asks me to help her with some math homework.  I say yes but demur because of course I’m furiously trying to finish a blog post because obviously I am insane have a problem.  … Continue reading

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Reading with a Pen

Friday, November 16th 2018   My daughter is reading me her fairy books with a pen so she can “Correct the punctuation.”  She says the stories are so exciting they need more underlining and exclamation points!!! It’s so cute I … Continue reading

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