Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Winter's evening

Life in the slow lane.

The snow had started to fall and Chris is reading "Olive, the other Reindeer" to Joe. Winter is here!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving 2011

Visit with Tutu on San Francisco

Chris and Grand Tutu

Amy, Grand Tutu and Chris

Megan, Chris, Grand Tutu Donnalei, Amy and George

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Joe's School: Red Cedar Elementary

The East Lansing Board of education has voted to close Joe's elementary school. Our town like many others is struggling to keep all of the elementary schools open. We were surprised and saddened that the board chose what seems to us to be the best, most functional school in the district. Emma went to the school in walking distance to our home and received a great education. If I had it to do all over again, I would send her to Red Cedar, too. There are so many advantages to this school including the fantastic music teacher who creates great learning opportunities and non-traditional activities like an all day spring concert event. Here is a clip of the spring concert a couple of years ago that included kids planting with the performers during the day and then singing with them in the evening.