I am a lifelong Red Sox fan. Despite the fact that my beloved team did not win a World Series until I was in my 40s, I followed them through decades of near-misses, tumultuous seasons, management changes, ace pitchers and local heroes, loving the game even when the Sox did Continue reading Dragons are Real
I recently had the opportunity to join an Admission tour with a family who is considering Dana Hall School for their daughters. A highlight of the experience for me was a brief exchange between the prospective 5th grader and the poised, confident Upper School ambassador who accompanied us. As the Continue reading “Play Among Things of Beauty:” Joy, the School, and the Community
Sixth graders are immersed in the science of simple machines, which means that Cat Blakelock’s classroom is the scene of flying marshmallows, bottles of glue, loads of popsicles, and frequent shouts out of discovery. Girls trek around campus measuring stairs and plotting data on graph paper. The essential questions at Continue reading If I had a hammer…and a marshmallow…and some teammates
I always wear a new dress on the first day of school. It’s a tradition dating to my earliest childhood. This year’s “back-to-school” dress is hanging in my closet now, a cheerful sight each morning that helps me count down the days until September 4. While not everyone shares my Continue reading What are you wearing?