Category Archives: school

Not Less Than Two Hours

September 22, 2020 My son just made a beautiful argument to forgo my suggestion to “Go Outside” in order to utilize most of his (currently) two-hour allotment of recreational COMPUTER TIME today instead. ‘He just did all this baseball yesterday, … Continue reading

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At Rise: Homeschool Gym Class

Tuesday, September 22nd 2020   AT RISE: Mom is in the kitchen turning on the oven and scooping two containers of beautiful looking school-lunch spaghetti into the iron skillet. The two kids are in the living room at their desks. … Continue reading

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Rant: Mistakes

Tuesday, September 22nd 2020 Mistake #1) Don’t Cry Over Spilled Coffee Though I avoid the phone “like the plague” (can we say that anymore?), I made the mistake of making an actual live phone call on Sunday, and in my … Continue reading

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At Rise: Too Many Legs

Monday, September 21st 2020 AT RISE: It is “recess” in the distance learning environment. The kids are wrestling on the couch and Little Sister seems to have eeked out a slight advantage over Big Brother. Sister: [Giggling hysterically.] Brother: OH … Continue reading

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Back to School 2020 – Day Three

Friday, September 18th 2020 4th & 7th Grade Distance Learning – DAY THREE Be still my heart. Is this WORKING?! The kids are subsumed into their computers off and on throughout the day, and so far they only seem to … Continue reading

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Back to School 2020 – Day Two

Thursday, September 17th 2020 4th & 7th Grade Distance Learning – DAY TWO SOME HIGHLIGHTS. CJ’s teacher provided cardstock copies of Montessori Materials: 2. My favorite!  Sanctioned time for Animal Show & Tell:   2020-09-17 Kitten & Boomsy Attend 7th … Continue reading

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First Day of School 2020 – Gavin & ClaraJane

Wednesday, September 16th 2020 It’s finally here! Here is pandemic-style Back-to-School for us:   After several missteps, stumbles, and inelegant moments courtesy of moi, ClaraJane and Gavin each make it onto their First Day of School Meetings.   Even though … Continue reading

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Gavin’s Juggling Audition

September 7th 2020   Gavin got excited at the prospect of this upcoming gig through our local casting agency:   So we threw together an audition video. 2020-09-06 Gavin Juggling [0:30]:     Took a couple stabs at a “headshot”: … Continue reading

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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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AT RISE: Back Handed Gammon

Wednesday, May 28th 2020   AT RISE:  It is afternoon after a long day of “Distance Learning” in Corona Quarantine.  Jennifer and Paul are sitting down to destress over a nice little therapeutic round of Backgammon. PAUL:  [Shaking the dice … Continue reading

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