Math

“I just love math so much. I cannot wait to work on my long chains. I would skip recess. I would skip lunch. I would just do math math math” – Elliott

pic is of him doing a mirror illusions science kit from Aunt Becky and Grandma  he is totally a future engineer scientist or mathematician

 

 

 

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Happy Mother’s Day to our favorite Moms!

This past weekend, we had not one but BOTH grandmothers here in Longmeadow for Mother’s Day!  They actually came more for Natalie’s dance recital, but the fact that it was Mother’s Day was an added bonus.  We had a ton of fun, and both kids were so happy to have both Nana and Grandma here.

 

We love you favorite moms!  And shout out to Mammaw and Grandma Linville who we love TONS but were not here this weekend.

 

Below are some pictures:

 

 

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Empathy by Elliott

The other night, I was snuggling with Elliott before bedtime. He likes to have all the lights turned off, no singing, and just snuggle in silence. He sometimes says to me, “Don’t talk,” but other times, we will chat and it’s often when he drops some of his best pearls.

I asked him, “Remind me, what do you want to be when you grow up.” Sometimes, he’ll say paleontologist, but i think it is just to appease adults who ask. He seems acutely aware that he does not really know and his answer will change.

So he said, “I do t know.” To which I responded, “I don’t know what I want to be when I grow up either.”

“But Dad, you alweady grown up!”

“Yeah, buddy, I guess you’re right.”

“So you…you a nothing!” Haha. He laughs and finds this quite amusing. Then he gets serious.

“It’s ok. I understand. I a nothing, too.”

“What do you mean, E?”

“Well, I just a kid. So I not know what I want to be.”

“Yeah, that’s true. But you’re just four years old so you’ve got some time to figure it out. No one really expects a kid to know what he wants to do.”

We lay there in silence for a bit. “Well…you are my Dad.” It was dark, but it sounded like he said it with little smile.”

“Yeah, buddy. And that’s probably the most important think I can ever be.”

Snuggling resumes. And both of us feel a little better with our place in life.  🙂

 

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It’s Show Time!

natalie had her third receital. We are lucky that both grandmas could come in. She had two numbers with her class, a daddy daughter dance where she and Jordan were front and center, and was chosen to read! So many people ask her – are you nervous? Answer is No. this confident girl is well prepared and loves the limelight.

 

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Elliott Pre-K School Pictures

The Elliott Linville 2018 pre-kindergarten pictures are in!   Hooray!  I’m not going to brag and say that he is the cutest kid in the school.  But I will factually state…he has to be the cutest kid in the school.  Just look at that boy!

 

And here’s a new Elliott-ism for the blog.  We were at the airport last week and going down an elevator under the runway.  I told him that we were entering the core of the earth.  I was expecting a reaction like “No!” or maybe some feigned fear.  His only response?

Which one?  The inner or the outer core?

 

 

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New STEM School


At bedtime elliott wanted to copy me. I ran out of things to say so I did my Holyoke stem academy pitch to Funders. (We are opening a. New science, technology, engineering and mathematics middle school.). He repeated everything I said including our students being passionate learners, effective communicators and resilient problem solvers. At the end he said- I will give you $2. That’s all my money.

Only $99,998 to go!

 

pS here’s an article tangentially related to this Work

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/next_gen_learning/2018/04/from_problem_to_prototype_the_story_of_a_weekend.html

 

 

 

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ARtwork

artwork on display at KiddliWinks!!!

 

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Sleeping Angels

Nat was scared after a show so guess where I found her tonight? In her little bros spare bed. With the light on.  May they always love each other this much

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Daddy Daughter

Natalie loving on her Daddy…

 

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TMNT at the Park

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