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