Monthly Archives: April 2014

Wet in DC

How very wet 8th graders creatively problem-solve the fact that their shoes, socks, and pants are very very wet in a very very wet DC. So wet, in fact, that even the tidal basin has risen three to four feet (see bench … Continue reading

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A Restaurant for Books

I am in DC with 125 8th graders. One of our stops was at the Library of Congress. I was explaining to BN that it was a readers library for most people which meant that you ordered the manuscripts you wanted … Continue reading

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Powerful closures

The students presented their creative projects for All Quiet on the Western Front today. There was the annual absurdly funny video of the book by a few of the boys, a collection of poems about the war from all the countries involved … Continue reading

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Dragon Flies throughout the Heavens

It happened right during Dragon Flies Throughout the Heavens, right at the end of the form and just before relaxation. My eyes were tearing. I guess I was crying. It was like an obstruction or a locked gate or a solid … Continue reading

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Gourmet Birthday

Last night we celebrated IB’s birthday at Kendall College. Here are some of the amazing dishes we ate, created by the seniors at the school and served to us by the hospitality majors. Yes, life is good (and quite luscious).

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Fiddler

I was at the dress rehearsal of Fiddler on the Roof at school today, performed by a bunch of very talented middle schoolers and directed by our new theater teacher. The students’ voices in song, their choreography, and acting were … Continue reading

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Pale Blue Dot

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