In-laws family Christmas is continuing its trend toward "wacky sock exchange," and this year we got variously tiger, leopard, tabby, and dog paws. One of my original littles-read-to is now over in the other classroom so during pre-lunch hand-washing time I had to take the opportunity to show him these because he's obsessed with cheetahs. (Pedantic: cheetah claws don't retract though so these are leopard or jaguar socks, but I didn't bring that up.)
This is one of the elementary schools some of my littles have "graduated" to: https://www.booksmiles.org/community-involvement-blog/students-helping-their-own
Hmm, there's a counter-article questioning the statistics: https://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2020/01/do-air-filters-really-improve-student-performance/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+motherjones%2Ffeed+%28Mother+Jones+Feed%29
Okay, now getting the littles an air purifier is the new goal: https://www.vox.com/2020/1/8/21051869/indoor-air-pollution-student-achievement
We have this one in our house (because cats) and this is Wirecutter's pick. https://amzn.to/39VO2AS
Carl's stupid company is delaying "Christmas" bonuses until March (which sends me some red flags about their cash flow but that's a whole 'nother issue) or I'd just buy them one.
In other news: tomorrow is first read-to-littles day after the holiday break. 😍
Didn't see much of a squall on this side of the river but Philly folks got some pretty cool video: https://billypenn.com/2020/01/08/did-you-miss-it-the-snow-squall-in-philly-looked-really-intense/
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