day nine.

I certainly know which hours of the day I can’t count on the kids’ to be able to output much work. (Don’t ever ask for anything around 3 pm.) And sometimes, our evenings are our most productive schooling times. Here’s Claudia sewing a hole in Hoogah’s arm while being read “Riddley Walker”, which was then…

back to monday and day eight!

I love a fresh page in my homeschool planner. And I love — love — LOVE — the way that the world is coming together online. I had done battle at myself at Christmas when I saw that the “real” Camp Half-Blood “experience” — from Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson books — was coming to Philly….

day seven: sunday

Cleaning house and yard. Watched “The Wicker Man” with the kids. I guess I was never sure when the reasonable age would be, but since Rowan Morrison herself was twelve… They really liked it and Claudia caught at least half of the big spoiler halfway through. She has had a lifelong talent for narrative. She…

day six: world puppetry day

It’s the weekend! Neither of the kids knew who Kenny Rogers was but by the end of the day we could all sing “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love To Town”, even with harmonies. Of course this is a song Tuck was familiar with, as Tuck loves a breakup/deceit/abandonment/heartbreak song more than anything. Goodbye, Kenny, you…

day five: ok, joke’s over right?

Still trying to keep morale high and worry down, but an unseasonably muggy and warm walk around the block made everyone kind of crabby. When going outside for fresh air is the best you can hope for, it sucks when the air isn’t fresh. However the internet continues to be a magical box of giving,…

day four

Thursday mornings are historically known for needing extra rest/being tired. We started out easy and late, with a LOVELY online livestream of an adaptation of The Odyssey for acoustic guitar and vocals. I sent Joe the video because I loved it so much. Honestly, so much about this situation is just rising and rising. Everyone…

really, just day three, it it?

Again; it could have been so much worse, and it wasn’t. Everyone feels well, and there’s plenty to do. Dolphins are swimming in the canals in Venice. A blizzard is coming. And we are taking advantage of opportunities that the world is offering out of kindness. The free Korg iKaoscillator app even takes MY mind…