Yesterday, when I went to pick up Kate from school, I decided to arrive a little early and take advantage of a cleared track I had spotted last week. The track here at our high school is still covered in more than a foot of snow, so it's been quite a while since I've been able to take advantage of it. It felt so good to be walking outside in the sunshine. This field and track are located just behind the MFA and Massachusetts College of Art and Design. It's a beautiful area of Boston—so clean and quiet.
Kate came home an extra weekend to work with the children at her former elementary school today with her beloved kindergarten teacher. We were so fortunate to have Mrs. Christensen as Kate's first teacher because she is everything a good teacher should be—patient, kind, enthusiastic, encouraging... and she never, ever raised her voice but always had complete control over her students. Thankfully, when it was Amanda's turn, we requested that she be placed in her class as well. She was just one of many teachers the girls shared over the years and those were the teachers who made an enormous difference in their education.
Next week, the fun really begins. Amanda starts lacrosse and more scheduling conflicts will inevitably unfold. In the meantime, we're going to spend our last weekend of freedom going to see Cinderella at the movies for the second time. If you haven't seen it, go!
Here are some links from around the web I thought you might enjoy...
Can children and parents ever really be friends?
Ever wonder what your name means?
What author Lisa Genova is teaching us now.
Live in San Francisco or plan to visit? Check out Craftsman and Wolves, but read my nephew's article before you go.
A funny take on the Disney princesses.
You can buy what's left of Tim McGraw and Faith Hill's 752-acre Tennessee farm.
Bonus: Americans try to pronounce Massachusetts towns. This made me laugh!