• Today the school is really empty because a lot of people are at the Climate Strike (which is really exciting). My brain is not fully online this afternoon, though I’m not 100% sure why. I was saying to Xander e […]

  • Iphy wrote a new post, stuff, on the site iphys week 6 months, 2 weeks ago

    My week was delightful and I’d love to talk about it, but I think I’m going to do this blog a little bit differently than normal. I’m going to mess with my normal format a bit because this is something I wanna […]

  • This week, we officially started our Dungeons and Dragons campaign and I’m the DM! I am very, very excited about this game not only because it gives me an excuse to talk in funny voices but because I’ve never DMed […]

  • First of all, you should know that I love books, always have. Some of my first memories are being in a crib, full of books; I quickly grew to be the kind of kid who had to be told to stop reading and come eat […]

    • OMG, I love this post! One of these days I want to geek out with you about strewing, etc.! I would love to hear about what you’ve learned. I am a huge book lover, too- and have over a thousand of my own, which I have begun to organize by the LOC system. Growing up, I always loved the way the titles of books called out to me from the shelves. Many titles on my grandma’s shelves inspired much of what I have become passionate about reading today. I want to provide that opportunity to our kids, too! Someday we’ll have a dream space and a library…

  • Iphy wrote a new post, Glad to be back!, on the site iphys week 6 months, 3 weeks ago

    I had an amazing summer and I’m looking forward to a productive school year!
    I also had an amazing first half week, but before I get into that… Happy Birthday to John Wall!! Dopest point guard […]

  • Well, turns out three years of practice does make a difference. Earlier this week everyone in spawn was all talking at once, and the 8-year-old facilitator was completely distracted with his lego, and no one had […]

  • Mel wrote a new post, Year 4 Intentions!, on the site The Melicorn 6 months, 4 weeks ago

    Honestly, I can’t believe the summer’s over. I’m writing this on Labor Day; tomorrow, I meet up with the other ALFs to do some last-minute school prep and the day after, we start! While I’m sure it’s cliched o […]

  • note: this is part of an ongoing series that I’m writing about the meetings we have at ALC. Check back for more, and I’ll link to them here when they’re written.
    Intentions for the Meeting
    Check-in and Change-up […]

  • Iphy wrote a new post, (no title), on the site iphys week 9 months, 3 weeks ago

    It’s the last blog of the school year from me, I had an amazing school year and am excited for next year to be even more productive, focused and learn as much as possible!

    Since it’s the last blog post I’ll […]

  • Mel wrote a new post, The End of Year 3, on the site The Melicorn 9 months, 3 weeks ago

    The whole time I’ve been ALFing, there’s been something about the end of year 3. An aura, or a promise: threes are magical. When I was uncertain, blindsided by a question for the first time, moving through a sit […]

  • Mel wrote a new post, Tag! Tag! Tag!, on the site The Melicorn 10 months ago

    This is a list of tag games that I like! We play a lot of tag, and these varieties keep it interesting. The descriptions under each are as close to word-for-word how I explain them to new players. [Notes in […]

  • Iphy wrote a new post, My week, on the site iphys week 10 months ago

    Happy Birthday to Andy Hurley!

    Monday: There was no school so..

    Tuesday: I did math on Khan Academy and my Daily French with Duolingo

    Wednesday: I did Chemistry with Hugo, we finished Introduction of the […]

  • First off, Happy Birthday to G-Eazy!

    Second off, my week:

    Monday: I did French and learned about German history.

    Tuesday: I did math, French, grilled fruits + veggies in cooking, and I learned about […]

  • Mel's profile was updated 10 months, 2 weeks ago

  • A couple months ago I posted about School of the Alternative – a self-directed art camp for grownups that I applied to go play at. This week, I went and came back again. I’m still processing, and there’s a post […]

  • Iphy wrote a new post, My week, on the site iphys week 10 months, 3 weeks ago

    My week was fantastic, but before getting into it, Happy Birthday to Ellen Ochoa!

    Monday: I did acrobatics, French and the first class of Chemistry here at ALC!

    Tuesday: I did math, French and learned how […]

  • Iphy wrote a new post, My week, on the site iphys week 11 months ago

    My week was fantastic, but before I talk about it, Happy Birthday, Noah Munck!

    Monday: The week started with Acro, kickball and then French.

    Tuesday: I helped out Hugo in math since my computer was broken […]

  • This is the last week at school, happy birthday to Bendon Urie!

    This week was super fun.

    Monday: I worked on my essay about nursery rhymes, did math and French.

    Tuesday: I did cooking where we made poké […]

  • I was working on this blog post but then we were retelling jokes and redrawing old drawings and talking about your flesh seashells aka your ears and old timey music and queerbaiting and the Titanic and who belongs […]

  • Today, I’m feeling really grateful for Gratitudes – my favorite part of our daily routine here. It’s an optional meeting, every afternoon, but I try to never miss one. It’s been an anxious few weeks for me, but I […]

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