Sunday, November 10, 2013


School. There are only three weeks left in the first term. I am happy to see that Smarty, who was always a reluctant writer, writes more willingly, especially in the context of a game. Her spelling has taken off, and her spelling tests are always come back with 100% on them. Since she is in advanced language arts, they are studying 3 consonant combinations and spell complex words such as through or squeal.


Afterschool. Smarty spent all her computer time (she is allowed 30 min a day) this week browsing trying to spend her $25 gift certificate that she got as one of her birthday presents. She still hasn’t decided on the perfect present, but her wish list is full of two things – board games and science kits. I am amused to see how her choices really represent her passions.


Places we are going. We caught the last of good weather last weekend and went hiking to our favorite State park. The drive is under one hour, the loop trail is reasonable for little legs, and there are big rocks to climb. Yesterday Smarty and Papa boarded the plane to Tampa, Florida – they are meeting up there with my husband’s brother and his wife. This became an annual tradition, and Smarty is really looking forward to spending time with her German uncle and aunt.

Highlights of the Week


  • 1 – A great way to start November – finishing “thank you” cards for birthday presents.
  • 2 – Enjoying a warm afternoon on her scooter.
  • 3 – Cooking together.
  • 4 – Climbing rocks in Castle Rock State Park.
  • 5 – Playing vet .

Your turn – How was your week?


Phyllis said...

What a fun week. She is always busy. My boys wish lists always look like that, too. Quentin was thrilled to get a Tux and a skeleton model. :)

Ticia said...

My wish list would probably look pretty similar too.

Sarah said...

It sounds like a great week! Good job spelling!

maryanne @ mama smiles said...

Ack, does this mean my kids only have three weeks left as well? Need to look at their calendar!

We need to visit that state park!

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

My wish list is always that my children would ask for board games and science kits - but it usually ends up being video games and Barbies :( But then, maybe that's becuase they know I'll buy the other things regardless.