philly zine fest 2018!

Our second year at Philly Zine Fest and it was the same frenetic, friendly, not-enough-hands, good time as last November. Except this year, people recognized the kids! This year Claudia had two zines to give out (one which she had planned to have finished last year, honoring Delia Derbyshire), and she also had the first…

claudia’s introduction to her capstone project

a good bit later in coming than béla’s — and the zine fest is this weekend, and she’s ready to go to the printer (not just with her first zine for her capstone this year but with the delia derbyshire zine she was meant to finish LAST year!) — but it was worth the wait….

béla the photographer

Béla got a camera for his tenth birthday — a nice camera. A Canon Rebel DSLR. He has been having a good old time with it. He also had his first photography lesson, with Rich! And this is the portrait of Rich that came of it.   Here is a portrait of Claudia, who had…

le super grand continental

Another year, another Fringe Festival season. This year, the kids participated in Sylvain Émard‘s Le Super Grand Continental, a half-hour choreographed dance number with a very large cast. There were lots of rehearsals. Lots.   There were three performances, on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Two took place in the day, and…

béla introduces his capstone project for 2018-2019

This year’s capstones have been planned out better than last year’s (which didn’t exist) and better than the year before’s (which were one single ‘zine). I still really like ‘zines for learning — particularly since the one ‘zine format we like to use the most easily gives you five pages of text to work with,…

the great manchester pen-pal unboxing video of september 2018

We may have mentioned before that Claude and Béla have a pen pal in Manchester — who loves a good fidget toy, an interesting snack, and whose dad recommends very good books for Claudia! Since Unboxing videos are the thing… here is one! Now the ball is in our court again… just in time for…

molecule of the week, august 31: water

Well. Not super exciting, but we also didn’t expect we’d be starting school last week. I don’t know that we will necessarily post every week’s molecule. We’ll see. Just in case a water molecule isn’t enough for you, here’s a clip of a concert we went to later in the week — Philly’s Hardwork Movement…