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SF + Sonoma July 2014

on July 13th, 2015 at 1:43:32 PM

Relaxing time with the Amadors in Healdsburg

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Garlic scrapes

on July 3rd, 2015 at 8:34:04 AM

Olive oil, s + p

Victory for equality

on June 27th, 2015 at 6:28:36 AM

Online activities for 5th graders

on June 11th, 2015 at 8:59:21 AM
Summer ideas from Paige's 4th Grade Teacher:
Here is a website (and app) that sends a daily math problem to you. But, it is not an ordinary boring math problem. For example, one of the latest ones was an article about humpback whales (video links embedded and all!), with math related questions after's pretty good! 
Here is the Scholastic summer reading program. Their kits come with Think Sheets (comprehension questions) and Journal sheets for each book in the kit. 
Here is a local Science Program: Top Secret Science

Spain April 2015

on April 29th, 2015 at 8:00:00 PM

The highlight of our Spring was a visit to Spain to see the Nokes. We stayed with them at thier apartment in Sant Cugat del Vallès, a beautiful town on the outskirts of Barlcelona. We also had a vacation inside of a vacation by heading up the coast of Spain to spend a long weekend in the town of Cadaqués on Costa Brava. It was beautiful, peaceful and filled with great restaurants and food shops. The kids spent hours filling their pockets full of rocks and sea glass from the shore. This short video will give you a feel for the place.

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on January 25th, 2015 at 3:01:14 PM

Ski Racers

on January 5th, 2015 at 3:42:50 PM

Kids had a blast at their first ski race yesterday. Elizabeth came in 9th out of the 28 girls in her age class and Paige was 15th out of 39 girls - pretty good for their first race ever. Here are more photos...


Europe, Summer 2014

on August 4th, 2014 at 10:48:33 AM

Danny, the girls, and my Mom had two great weeks in Europe.

  • Edinburgh, Scotland
  • York, England
  • London, England
  • Paris, France
  • Reykjavik, Iceland

Weekend Outing: MIT Museum

on April 21st, 2014 at 11:55:35 AM

Head to the MIT Museum if you have a free afternoon. It's a perfect size museum for kids since you can see everything in about 90 minutes. They have a great Moving Parts exhibit going on now, including the piece below which doubles as a place for kids to chill for a few minutes. Our favorite exhibit was the Gestural Engineering: The Sculpture of Arthur Ganson. Go see it now before it moves on - well worth the trip. And while you're in the area, stop by Flour cafe and bakery. Everything that comes out of their ovens is delicious.


Mont Tremblant, March 2014

on March 3rd, 2014 at 10:15:42 AM

Our first ski trip to Canada was fantastic - we loved Mont Tremblant and Mont Blanc.