Expectations – Literacy and Music Monday

His tutor didn’t show up on Thursday, called and said that he was stuck in a meeting.  So my third grade friend and I sat down in the computer lab/ tutoring office and pulled out a packet on Tall Tales.  We reviewed “Paul Bunyan” which he had read on Tuesday with his tutor, then pulled…

Positive Youth Development and Hot Cheetos and Takis

I’m sure by now many of you have seen this video of “Hot Cheetos and Takis” by the YNRich Kids at the North Community YMCA here in Minneapolis.  Kids all over Minneapolis (and probably all over the country) can’t get enough of these crunchy, spicy, stain your hands and your clothes and your face bright…

Long Absence – Throw Down Your Heart

It has taken awhile to get back into the blogging routine, but I’m hopeful that this week will change that.  I’ve started to work a new second job, and am loving it.  I’ll be writing about it soon. In January I happened upon a documentary that followed Béla Fleck around Africa – Uganda, Tanzania, The Gambia…

Music Monday – The Kids Don’t Stand a Chance (The Kids)

I got two Vampire Weekend (Vampire Weekend and Contra)  albums this weekend, so good, sort of Paul Simon-y. Really fun.    I have been listening to both albums all weekend and really enjoying the last song on Vampire Weekend “The Kids Don’t Stand a Chance.” Richard noticed that this was the song B.O.B. had covered/sampled in…