Saturday, January 14, 2017

School has started

Here's some of what's happening:

  • D has had his first week back at school.
  • C has officially had her first week back--but in the form of a big school road trip to Dallas/Ft. Worth.  This is only the second time C has ever done an overnight trip without family (the first time was last year for the Junior Classical League), so it's a big deal.  The kids are on notice that if they accumulate too many class trip demerits, they won't go on the senior trip to Europe (!).  Some trip demerits were accumulated, but not by C. 
  • The electronics rules were so strict that we didn't even bother to send C a phone for the road.
  • One of the class trips is to New Orleans--brave, brave teachers.
  • In DFW, C's class went to a play, visited an art museum, did an "etiquette dinner," visited a botanical garden and (the piece de resistance) the Ft. Worth stockyards, where the kids shopped 'til they dropped (especially at the candy store) and a large number of them acquired ponchos (it was a cooold day).
  • C had several days off from music, but her teacher has officially checked off each of the songs in her beloved Lute to Uke book, which is a collection of Renaissance lute music adapted for the ukulele.  We are taking this week for C to polish her songs and produce a "greatest hits" session for her teacher, and then it's on to finding C Lord of the Rings ukulele tab.  Her teacher is very excited about that.
  • C had been working through the Lute to Uke book since May or June, so this is the close of an era.  
  • We've also learned of a new, conveniently close ukulele club.  It may be disappointing (they have kind of a terrible location and the photos show a sparsely stocked music store), but C is interested, their next meeting is on my calendar, and we're going to try it out. 

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