Saturday, January 18, 2014

School: The second week of school was easier than the first. In this term, they have science instead of social studies, and Smarty is really enjoying the science theme of geology and rocks. Social studies were incorporated into language arts as children are reading and listening to stories about heroes. We are still frustrated with lack of differentiation in math, but this is a topic for a separate post.IMG_2933 Afterschool: It was a rather stressful week at work, so I was trying to take it easy at home. Papa stepped in - he taught Smarty to make pretty curly paper “icicle ornaments”. Smarty helped me make our Peruvian recipe – there is a post coming up about that in Around the World in 12 Dishes series, and we finally finished Marie Curie’s biography and started on the next theme of Smarty’s choice – The Alamo.


What My Child Is Reading: Disclosure, I am an Amazon associate, and the books are displayed in Amazon widget. For full disclosure, click here. Smarty is really enjoying Dear America series that she is getting from the book collection in her own classroom. She is usually reading one or two of them every week.

Funny memory from this week:

We were discussing luxuries and necessities, and I asked Smarty what she thinks of as luxuries:

  • Smarty: Toys, TV, special lessons. We can live without all that.
  • Me: What about books?
  • Smarty (with horror): Books are not luxury! I wouldn’t want to live in the world without books!
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Your turn:

Do you have a funny memory or a highlight from this week? Do share in the comments.


maryanne @ mama smiles said...

I love that photo of Smarty with the poppies!

Emma has also been learning about rocks and minerals and loving it.

Ticia said...

I'm with Smarty, I would not want to live in a world without books.

It's been a while since I read the Alamo Dear America book. In downtown Austin there's a museum made from the house of one of the few Alamo survivors, and we went there. It was quite amusing listening to the docent tell us all about how the German settlers here were all free will this, and free will that, and they were totally anti-slavery, and they had all of these opinions (some of which were more his opinion, I'm quite sure of that). He seemed to be of the opinion the German settlers could have kept our country on the straight and narrow if there'd been a few more of them here during the mid 1800s.

Joyful Learner said...

I think K would agree with A on the need for books! She says it's her life. I love the photo of A with the poppies! She is growing up to be a beautiful and smart girl!

Kelly said...

Ha, I love her sense of humor. Our schools alternate science and social studies too. I love all the cooking she's doing at home with you.
Kelly at Little Wonders' Days

Phyllis said...

We have come to love Peruvian food, so I am interested in seeing your recipe. I agree, the world without books would be so sad. I love the last photo of her.

The girl who painted trees said...

That sounds like something Bear would say! She reads all the time. I really love that Smarty said books were a necessity!