STEM fun

Okay. In two days, it’s June. I’m like a dead worm now. I still have a short list of things I’d like them to finish before the end of the school year and it looks so… obtainable… and yet… They are enjoying their once-a-week Snapology class. Only two sessions left! And, because Claudia had gotten…

“a mirror maze: numbers in nature” at the franklin

An exhibit that Mom here would not be able to handle. I don’t do mirror mazes. We’ll let the experience speak for itself, although Ben says that the exhibit’s definition of the Golden Ratio was somewhat wonky. Seems like they had a good time. Glad it was good for them, because I can barely watch…

la borinqueña at amalgam comics

I’m usually the one who is first in the know about cool new stuff (really!) but a few months ago our family friend Eileen — who has known Tucker since he was younger than our kids — had messaged me that she wanted to take Claudia to a meet-and-greet and talk by this comic book…

at pleasant playground with eclectic learning network

It can take you a little while to find your footing with who your people are on Planet Homeschool. I was “set up” with a very wonderful homeschooling mom to lean on via Facebook before we even had our affadavit done, and she helped me a ton — even though my one and only (so…

as we near the end of this “school year”

So far, a week full of activity; a kid-led workshop in origami fingerpuppets at a very friendly homeschool home; Claudia FINALLY got her cheerleading uniform; Béla crashed girl scouts dressed as a bee, and the kids went to get a glimpse of the Rick and Morty… vehicle. (I have very lax standards for “appropriateness” and…

infinity mirrors

We had tried to get day-of tickets for Yayoi Kusama’s “Infinity Mirrors” retrospective when we were in DC in February, to take Claudia to the Museum of African-American History and Culture for her birthday. But they were gone in seconds of the doors opening. Calling and checking in the following months was also fruitless. Ben…

claudia’s special week of accomplishments

Last week, Claudia was presented with a Student Service Leadership Award from Cradles to Crayons, for her “Black Athena” project to raise money to purchase dolls of color for C2C. We were very proud of her. I enjoyed seeing that she was not, primarily, “happy to be getting an award” — she was listening really…

ok, david byrne, we will forgive you this time.

They tried. But, no responses. Still, a kid’s first Reddit AMA is an important milestone. While they were waiting to see if they got a reply, a friend sent me an event listing on Facebook for something we had HOPED would happen (and which I thought was a lot more likely to happen once Jonathan…

38 states

Well, South Korea has a new President today. But Béla’s Facebook Group, 38 States, was created a couple of weeks ago while Claudia was working on her standardized testing. Béla did as much of it himself as is possible, and I am very proud of him for that. While kids younger than Facebook-age may be…

contact staves and contemporary color

It took a little while to get all the materials set up, so Claude had to play with some veil poi in the meantime… But Tuck and I had gotten everything necessary to make some weighted, PVC, practice contact staves — for the whole family! The kids love contact staff videos and it does make…