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Category Archives: Anevay’s education
Two years ago, my small family of two made the glacial shift from traditional public schooling in New York City to ________. I left a *blank* for a reason. Officially, we’re homeschoolers. We register with the New York Department of … Continue reading
Music is a big part of who we are. Anevay and I wake up and immediately start singing the soundtrack to our lives. I’ve always been a soprano, while my girl has a sweet, slightly husky alto. We make up … Continue reading
This evening, after reading aloud a chapter from THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS (a gift from a dear friend), my girl said dreamily, “Today was a good – no – a great day.” When asked why, she … Continue reading
If you’re interested in family travel, chances are you’ve heard of Nancy Vogel, who, along with her husband and two children, spent three years biking from Alaska to the very end of Argentina. I’ve visited Nancy’s blog (Family on Bikes) … Continue reading
Culture, schmulture… (or, in other words, how avoiding culture in Rimini, Italy, provided a wealth of “educational” experiences)
Last week, an article came out in the New York Times called ‘The Busy Trap‘, which discussed just how ridiculously busy (and proud of it) we Americans are. We accept a million freelance gigs, overload our kids with after school … Continue reading
Our first taste of Italy was in Venice. Seriously, everything and everyone were caricatures of themselves. The tanned gondoliers in their red-striped shirts, the over-make-up’ed women waiting to be picked up by water-taxi next to the canals with their Louis … Continue reading
My daughter, budding chemist and particle physicist, wanted to bring a molecule kit on our trip this summer. I gave her a particularly resounding “NO,” but I did tell her that I’d take her just outside of Geneva, Switzerland, to … Continue reading
My last post discussed my thoughts on standardized tests. In fact, many of my posts have dealt with testing. In my last post, I wrote: You can read here about my thoughts about No Child Left Behind/Race to the Top and state … Continue reading
Here in New York, public school students started day 1 of the ELA (English Language Learning) New York State tests.
We all like art. Who doesn’t? People revel in it, weep over it, build museums to hold it, purchase it, frame it, argue over it. Art has the power to move people. Throughout history, artists have been both loved and … Continue reading