Sunday, November 24, 2013

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School. Woo-hoo – it was the last week before a Thanksgiving break. We received our first report card for this year. In summary, Smarty is doing very well in every subject. We see a big jump in writing and spelling this year, but we are still stumped about math, since there is simply no challenge for her with existing math curriculum. We will continue this "interesting” conversation about math with school after the break.

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Afterschool. It was a great week at home too. School had shorter days because of parent-teacher conferences, and Smarty had a lot more energy after school. A rainbow loom fever has finally reached our house as well – Smarty received a Rainbow Loom as one of her birthday presents, and is learning how to make simple bracelets with it. As usual, she spent a lot of time reading and singing songs from her Honk! theater production.

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places we are going. I didn’t publish my usual “week in review” last week, because Smarty and her Papa were in Naples, Florida. Mostly they were hanging out with the relatives who came from Germany for their annual vacation, but they also spent 2 days in The Busch Gardens. Smarty said that this time feeding and petting kangaroos was her highlight from The Busch Gardens. She is lucky – I am yet to pet a kangaroo!

Your turn: How was your week?

6 comments:

maryanne @ mama smiles said...

Oh wow, I would love to pet a kangaroo!

Smarty is WAY ahead of typical American students in math. I hope you can find a way to challenge her at school. Mike was bused to his school district's high school for math class starting in sixth grade, for the same reason...

Erica MomandKiddo said...

School math isn't very challenging for my son, either. He never complains, though. I does like to perform math tasks he already knows but he now goes to a math tutor after school for advanced lessons.

Joyful Learner said...

How funny! K got the same Rainbow Loom as a gift from her friend!

As for math, I tutor children once a week as enrichment since they are advanced. Have you tried Beast Academy? I would imagine Anna could do them on her own since she can read.

Alison P. said...

I fear my son will have this problem next year when he goes to school too but the only thing that they can do is get through the day and do something more interesting when they get home :) Now I want to pet a kangaroo!!!

Christy Killoran said...

Funny, I was in the Naples area (Cape Coral actually) the same time Smarty and Papa were there.

Ticia said...

That would be my highlight too. Now I want to pet a kangaroo.