Category Archives: school

Gavin’s Animation

May 7th 2021 . On this day my son sent me an email from school with this link, titled “My Animation!” . I don’t know how he did it, but I do love it. Maybe sometime we can add sound. … Continue reading

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Hospital Clowning: The Epidemic’s Epidemic

Wednesday, April 28th 2021 . It’s no wonder I never managed to post about my first day back in person after a pandemic year of performing remotely; it’s the end of my second day back now and I’m pretty wiped. … Continue reading

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AT RISE: Why Me Cold

Monday, March 29th 2021 . AT RISE: It’s morning in the distance learning homeschool. Mom is crossing the room from the kitchen when Boy stands up from his desk. BOY: Haha, I just figured out why I’m cold. [Heads towards … Continue reading

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Baby’s First Chiropractic

Friday, March 26th 2021 After ClaraJane reports lower right back pain enough times, I get her in to the chiropractor. . My own chiro, Dr. Ken Lowey of Newton Center Chiropractic, has saved -restored!- my life functioning a multitude of … Continue reading

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Homeschool Headmistress: Remembering to Practice

Monday, March 1st 2021 . Today’s parenting triumph in the Distance Learning Environment is *remembering* -finally- that Young Miss has *asked* us to remind her to practice her cursive. And how. What are the three things kids need again? Love, … Continue reading

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CJ’s Valentine Tour

Sunday, February 14th 2021 . One advantage about losing all your work to the pandemic is more time for the kids. On this day we manage to drive our daughter around town to bring Valentines to a few friends. . … Continue reading

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ClaraJane Cooking Cookies with Her Class

Friday, February 12th 2021 . . Today marks the third time ClaraJane’s 4th + 5th grade class has made cookies “together.” . The recipe is “Jam Ribbon Cookies,” although CJ made hers with chocolate. Here it is: COOKIE INGREDIENTS: 1/2C … Continue reading

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Homeschool Headmistress: Dispatches From a Friday

Friday, February 12th 2021 1) A moment of food-inspired joy for my son who is having an otherwise stressful morning in class; and not because he has a towel on his head. He showered and washed his hair this morning … Continue reading

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Homeschool Headmistress: Banana Bread

Tuesday, February 9th 2021 . On this (first ever second presidential impeachment) day, I managed to make banana bread for my Distance Learners. . . This is about all I’m good for, in terms of proctoring L’Ecole a la Maison; … Continue reading

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A Real Live Birthday Party

Sunday, January 10th 2020 . Girlfriend got to go to a for-real party with all the girls from her class. . They played ball, roasted marshmallows and hot dogs, drank hot chocolate, hung out by a fire, ran around. All … Continue reading

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