The Daily Drop

Daily Drop #42

Daily Drop #42

In these times of isolation, nature is sometimes the best remedy to getting our spirits up. Mr. Carroll shares his experience in this post: "Here are some images from the many hikes I've been taking in the Presidio of San Francisco, one of them with a (distanced) Mr. Kennedy. I'm fortunate to live in this part of the city, with trails, vistas, and nature right out my backdoor. In the midst of being unable to be close  with friends, family, and students the way that I wish, I'm lucky to have the chance to connect with my environment." Thank you…
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Daily Drop #41

Daily Drop #41

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2xzITFt-W2IE1OVKPyTeEwg0TvYrukFZ Today's Drop is a playlist of the different projects that Ms. O'Leary's art students created called a Tromp L'Oeil, which means to trick the eye. Take a look and see how your senses will be deceived with this amazing sequence of videos! Thank you for supporting student work in the arts.
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Daily Drop #40

Daily Drop #40

Today's submission shows the brilliant work of Martin Freeland '23, who is continuing to pursue his passion about birds during the quarantine. Here are his words about the project that he has put together: "I have recently been working on a study of birdsong patterns (from my bedroom window), and have put together a few figures, combining photos of common backyard birds with spectrograms of their songs... I am including several of these [above]— they are, respectively, Lesser Goldfinch (Spinus psaltria), Pygmy Nuthatch (Sitta pygmaea), Chestnut-backed Chickadee (Poecile rufescens), and Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis). All photos are mine-- some were…
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Daily Drop #39

Daily Drop #39

While we may be off by two days, it's not too late to celebrate this very special birthday in our community. Congratulations to Mr. Pagano and his wife for their first daughter, born on April 22nd!! Welcome to the world, Samantha Leighton Pagano! Thank you so much for tuning in to this special Drop. We're still running over the weekends, send us whatever you've got!
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Daily Drop #38

Daily Drop #38

. (Cover image: Lillian Lynch '21)  (Conor Burns '21) (Georgia Butler '21) (Axel de Vernou '21) "And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything."    (Juliana Rosen '21) Happy birthday, William Shakespeare! April 23rd celebrates the day that this famous playwright is believed to have been born. Above, some students (encouraged by Ms. O'Donnell) submitted pictures accompanied by Shakespeare's quotes to celebrate the famous birthday. Got another day in mind? We're always looking for creative submissions such as this one! Thanks for another great…
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Daily Drop #37

Daily Drop #37

A big thank you to Señora Martinez for sending in these photos of the food that she is eating during the quarantine as a follow-up to Ms. York's invitation yesterday! This is her twist on a well-known Spanish dish called Paella Valenciana, and she has found creative ways to stay connected to home during this experience! Thanks for tuning in!
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Daily Drop #36

Daily Drop #36

What are you eating during this quarantine experience? Are you trying out new foods or staying with the classic recipes? In this post, Ms. York shares a very special dish which means a lot to her family. "My husband introduced me to a standard Russian breakfast: rye bread, butter, and caviar from salmon. It's a Russian delicatesse! Also in the picture, the coffee cup and saucer were made in Russia with real gold and given to me by my husband's grandmother before she passed. Are you trying any new cuisines while in quarantine? Let's share our favorite family dish from…
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Daily Drop #35

Daily Drop #35

Today's pictures, sent in by Ms. Rench, continue the string of amazing photos that we have been receiving about positive messages and efforts made by local communities to keep everyone's spirits up. Find your way to thank those who are working hard at the forefront of the medical effort like the poster above! Everything makes a difference!
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Daily Drop #34

Daily Drop #34

"Making lemonade out of those shelter-in-place lemons!" says Mr. Roig. That's exactly what he and his son are doing as they ride their bikes around the empty parking lots of Stanford Shopping Center. The message has stayed the same since the first Drop was sent out: try something new and use this quarantine opportunity to be creative with what you have! We're looking to see whatever photo you have to show this off!
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Daily Drop #33

Daily Drop #33

An amazing submission from Ms. Jordan! "Here is one a pic from my home.  My obviously talented husband used sidewalk chalk and some inspiration from our neighborhood community (and artist David Zinn) to create this fantastic piece. It has brought us closer to our neighbors, inspired others and is a joy to walk out to everyday.  Also a good way of learning how to 'let go' - once the sprinklers (or rain!) gets to it, it’ll be gone forever.  Oh well, allows for something else to inspire" Letting go of a piece that you just created takes a lot of…
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