Surrounded by Girls

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Star Turn

Early in the year, the Teaching Channel came to Jerabek and filmed the girls' teachers doing a lesson. The videos were finally published and they are both of math lessons taught via a game.

Here is Jenna's class playing "Mingle and Count":

Here is Melanie's class learning place value:

Remember, as Mrs. Bologna says, "If you learned something today, you are definitely a winner."

...which reminds me of nothing more than Bill Cosby's famous admonition at the beginning of Fat Albert:

"If you're not careful, you might learn something before it's done."

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Down on the Farm

Yesterday I compare the girls to Minnie Pearl, and today this...



I'm so proud that I could break out in a John Cougar Mellencamp song at any moment.

Monday, June 11, 2012


The girls went to a tea party to celebrate Melanie Livingstone's birthday. Of course, fancy dress - including hats - was required.


(The title of the post is a reference to Minnie Pearl's hat. And yes, I know that if you have to explain the joke, it's not a good joke.)

Friday, June 08, 2012

Start of Something

Today, the first tentative "steps" in their new roller skates.


Tomorrow, the San Diego Roller Derby.

Gnarly hit

Sunday, June 03, 2012

Girls' Weekend

IMG_8315.jpg Happy 40th birthday(s) to the La Jolla High School crew (clockwise from the top left) - Debbie, Leslie, Sunshine, Laura, Julie, and Jen.