Tag Archives: Tobin Montessori School

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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Back to School 2019: 3rd Grade, 6th Grade & Chef!

Tuesday, September 3rd 2019     Q:  Whatever would I do without them for a few short hours in the first time in months? A:  Numerous tasks around the schools, some refined back to school sourcing of needed items, and … Continue reading

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Tobin Art Show 2019

Friday, May 31st 2019               BIG THANKS to our kids’ wonderful Art Teacher, Yulia Paylor! ♥

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Mad Hot Cambridge Ballroom Showcase

Tuesday, May 21st 2019 My baby has been taking ballroom dance in gym, and tonight was the city-wide showcase at the high school gym.  Be still my heart!  (I turned down work for this!) 2019-05-21 Mad Hot Cambridge Ballroom Showcase [2:26]: … Continue reading

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Academic Stamina: Couch to 5K

September 26th 2018 Last week I wrote my Boy’s teacher on account of some stress he was experiencing over homework. She wrote me back some great words and also I hadn’t heard of “Couch to 5K” before, but now I … Continue reading

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ClaraJane Special Guest Reader

Thursday, December 21st 2017 ClaraJane has been working very hard on her reading.  On this day she was a Special Guest reading to her former Kindergarten class, with many dignitaries in attendance!   2017-12-21 CLARAJANE SPECIAL GUEST READER [1:07]:   … Continue reading

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Gavin’s 4th Grade Trip to Thompson Island

Wednesday, September 27th 2017 Considering how much our flamly adores camping on Boston Harbor Islands, it came as a surprise when our son became dead-set against going on his overnight class field trip for two nights on Thompson Island. Turns … Continue reading

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Back to School 2017

Tuesday, September 5th 2017 They actually posed like that spontaneously. Back to School for Daddy, too!   Here’s how it went down. First While Gavin was puzzling through which pants and shoes even still FIT him anymore, I had to … Continue reading

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Civics .101

Thursday, November 19th 2016 Last night at our elementary school’s “International Night” celebration of all our different cultures, instead of a cultural table, I ran one called “Civics 101,” even if “Civics .101” is more apt. Gavin helped me letter this … Continue reading

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School Punctuality Rant

Wednesday, February 10th 2015   Would-be Op-Ed for School [solicited for today’s Council meeting that I’m missing, and recorded here because …I’m a hopeless, helpless nerd]: *     *      *      *      *   … Continue reading

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