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  • Day in the Life: Tamara

    6:45- who wants to leave this heaven? I was late this morning. Drive 7:55 AM 8:05 Arriving at school 8:20 Ready to learn! 8:45 Reader’s theater 9:15 Martin Luther King assembly 10:22 RECESS! 10:45 Social Studies Studs 11:15 It’s a half day so we eat in class while watching a documentary about survival in extremely […]

  • First Day

    Gigi’s first day was last week. Her first day at moorlands also signaled the end of our schooling together. It was simultaneously easier and way harder than I thought it would be. I’m not going to lie, I saw the screwed up sad face every night, she got little sleep and we even found her […]

  • Homeschool

    This summer brings with it a couple of goals. One of my priorities is to get our homeschool going. What does that mean? It means getting our routines and curriculum set, it means assessing my learners and it means making plans and gathering materials. Lots and lots of plans and materials!!! Bradley will be homeschooling […]

  • School Day

    This year may mark the final year Gigi is at Hilltop.  For a variety of reasons, we have concluded that third grade MAY just be the year to make the transition to Moorlands and into a neighborhood where she can start making local friends.  Playdates, when one lives away from the school area, are surprisingly […]

  • Teacher Appreciation

    Today I got appreciated.  This week our school combined all of the ‘appreciations’ into one week, so it is staff appreciation this week.  That usually means that we staff members are spoiled rotten by our PTSA and parent community by the daily luncheon they put on.  (It is unbelievable how nice it is NOT to […]


Gigi Said

  • Topless Tapas 2012-11-03 18:44:52-

    Tami was leaving to go out with her friend and the kids begged to go with her. I said, "you don't want to go with mom, she is going to the Tapas bar and we are going to stay here and play games."

    Gigi stiffened, "That's weird", she said as she blushed. I processed fast and realized the problem. "TAPAS bar. It means 'small plate', not TOPLESS bar!"

Jude Said

  • Nicknames 2013-01-04 21:30:33-

    The checker at the store asked our always conversational little boy what his name was. He replied "Jude" then added "but sometimes they call me pumpkin brown". LOL.

    And they are right. We call him that after the folksong that we sing sometimes.

A long time ago…