Monday, October 26, 2020

Deep Thoughts by Hen Finn

 Henry: Aren't clothes just day pajamas?

Monday, October 19, 2020

Election 2020


Wednesday, September 16, 2020

School in the Time of Covid-19


The bedroom was cleaned up and an attempt was made to differentiate the school space from the relax and play and sleep space.  The tables are a touch too low for the Stokke chair Henry is sitting on so we used Dav Pilkey's Dog Man books to prop one table up.

Optional challah baking class

Hen's first challah!  Note the shirt, this was intentional.

Twice a week cohort with Monsieur Eliav.  The boys meet in the common room of our building for classes.  They wear their masks during class but get to take them off for lunch.  On good weather days the boys get to have lunch on the patio, socially distanced, of course.

The beginning of the Summer Reading art project.  Hen read a nonfiction book by Steve Sheinkin about a Native American football team.  Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team

Glue has to dry before the project can continue.

Science experiment - pipette, pennies, rubbing alcohol, and water

Counting the drops for each type of liquid

Water bubble, approximately 30 drops

Rubbing alcohol bubble, approximately 17 drops

Hen's exploratory for this semester is Relax & Read, which I think is the best exploratory of all times.

Upping my lunch game - typical fare but fancier presentation

Wednesday, September 09, 2020

Tuesday, September 01, 2020

Seventh grade

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Summer Reading Program Success!

The kid did a lot of reading this summer, including reading the Keeper of the Lost Cities series and rereading a large chunk of the Wings of Fire series.  His book club made it through...three (four?) books, and then he read and read again a large stack of his graphic novels.  All that to say that the kid, once again, completed the Summer Reading program at Multnomah County Library and earned another t-shirt.  Woohoo!

Torturous Hikes, brought to you by Uncle Darren

Darren, at the tail end of the hike:  Are you dying?

Mia: I'm already dead.  I'm ghost walking.

Note: All persons on said hike made it safely home, including the ghost walker.

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Sewing with the Kids


Pincushion makeover by Mia and Henry