Archive for March, 2011

EATing at the Ferry Building

When we’re adventuring in San Francisco, we try to make a trip over to the Ferry Building for great burgers and sweet potato fries at Gott’s Roadside (known to the Derringdos as the EAT cafe). It can get crowded during weekend lunch and dinner hours, so we try to arrive around 2:00 – 4:00 pm. The Ferry Building has a great selection of local food shops including Acme Bread, Peet’s Coffee, Pepples Donuts and Cowgirl Creamery. We say. “EAT!”

Good Finds at CPS Book Fair

This is the weekend for the College Prepatory School Book Fair. Annabel and Nettie worked the opening hours reorganizing the stacks, following the wake left by the pros – used book salespeople with big blue Ikea bags. We left with our own treasures: Peabody found a DK lego book and Nettie took home a first edition Nancy Drew and “What People Wore” a big book of clothing illlustrations from ancient Egypt to the 1920s.

Math Night at TBS

The Berkeley School held its annual Math Night yesterday. The students train parents and siblings on different math materials and ask them to solve problems. Peabody taught us Magic Squares and Balance Tiles but my favorite is the abacus-like Bead Frame. He also created a 100-count project. “I used pot holder loops to make ten groups of ten. Each group is a different color. If you stretch the whole thing it is 253.375 inches or 21.114 feet┬álong.”