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THE LEADERBOARD LIGHTS UP! It’s 12 for Ionic, 5 for Doric, and 1 each for Corinthian and Rams Horn. And the answer is … Ionic! As the correct response flashes on the smartboard, cheers arise from Miss Cattabriga‘s seventh grade classroom at Barnstable Intermediate School in Hyannis, MA. Fingers fly across iPads and the next […]

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To School, Virtually
Sept 30, 2012

by tmartin on September 30, 2012

SO, I’VE SPENT SEPTEMBER transitioning to high school. It was hard!  But for some reason the actual incoming freshman student zoomed through the month unfazed and seemingly untouched by it all. Maybe it’s only hard on us Moms. Over the summer, we started the high school experience in a whole new way: virtually. As in, literally […]

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YOU’VE BEEN HERE, HAVEN’T YOU?  You know, where you sit bolt awake for no particular reason at 2 am, sleep but a fleeting memory. You don’t feel like playing a computer game, there’s nothing on the tube but offers to buy cubic zirconium or to repent your sins, and you’ve read every single book on […]

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HAPPY FEET TIME! School is starting! For the traditional schedules, like ours, it’s next week – the Tuesday after Labor Day. For others, the school bell has already rung this week. No matter when you start school, though, change is in the air. By the time they graduate high school, this year’s incoming kindergarten class […]

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CUSHING ACADEMY IS A LOVELY AND EXCLUSIVE private school nestled in hills and valleys just south of Vermont and New Hampshire, off Rt 2 in the central MA town of Ashburnham. At $42,000 a year plus fees, it is clearly not for the children of us wage slaves. But it has just completed a transformation […]

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