Scenes from Tyler’s open house where parents got to wander around and see what our kids have been up to for the past year. For his big project, Tyler created a planet where “math would be different” and “2+2=22 and 4+4=44”
Tyler is at grade level in all areas. He is well behaved and well like by others. He is a hard worker. He only needs improvement in working quietly at his seat. He talks a lot and is very interested in what others are doing. He needs to take his time with his handwriting and […]
Over on the work blog I’ve posted about switching jobs to work at Yahoo. I’ll be starting next week so I’m spending this week clearing the decks and getting ready. Tyler’s bummed because I will not be able to walk him to school anymore and it’s been the time of day when we get to […]
Surely, Labor Day is mislabelled
Kerfuffle. It’s funny how some words bubble up from the collective subconscious and you hear and read the word more and more around you. Since Memorial Day it seems as if more of the world around me is Kerfuffled or being subject to Kerfuffling.
Every now and then, a new word makes its way through our office as if everyone is reading and talking to the same people. They look up the word, think it’s useful, then incorporate the word into their daily conversation. I too will succumb with orthogonal.
A tough questions from the weekend from our little inquisiter, Tyler: Who was the first mommy? With all the debate around intelligent design it wouldn’t be fair to just point to a picture of a monkey and leave it at that. I need to think about this, gather all sides of the debate and present […]
Izumi’s had a bit of a struggle with getting her California Driver’s License and I don’t blame her. In order to transfer her license from New Jersey, she needed to pass a written test which is hard enough in English. While multiple choice, many of the possible answers are written in a twisted grammatical form […]
Bud Gibson, who teaches at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, writes about using TypePad in the classroom. On the three reasons why blogging is not just another technology in the classroom fad Bud writes, By design, blogging allows individuals to raise topics of interest and create threads of conversation without having […]
For the past month we’ve been sending Tyler to a local “supplemental educational center” so that he can top up what he learns in school with further training and challenge himself a little further. At his age (Tyler will be six in March), we really just want him to feel comfortable making mistakes in order […]