In our lives. I am typing this on the plane on my way to Israel. Smarty is generally used to my business trips, but I didn’t have to travel for more than a year, and she was somewhat whiny and clingy all week leading to my departure. Partially, spring time change is to blame – it kept us all exhausted in the mornings and somewhat cranky in the evenings. Both Smarty and her Papa are sniffling, and I am hoping that I am not taking their virus with me on the trip. Hopefully, everyone is better next week when we reunite on Friday.
School. Smarty’s favorite part of school is recess. She has a new friend in school and they usually build ladybugs enclosures or play balls during recess. We received report cards for the second term – no real surprises there, but we are a little frustrated that the card still shows “approaching grade level” in math when we already established beyond any doubt that she is far beyond grade level. We are still debating whether to pick up another fight about that or let it slide – advice is welcome!
Afterschool. I’ve seen a terrific post from Lemon Lime Adventures comparing different types of edible playdough, and we made Nutella playdough on Wednesday. It was great fun for Smarty, especially since she could taste the dough as much as she wanted through making it. The weather was beautiful this week, and we could do this experiment outside. In general, we tried to spend as much time outside as possible to take advantage of one more hour of sunshine in late afternoons.
Books we are reading. Disclosure: I am an Amazon associate and this post contains affiliate links. For full disclosure, please click here and thank you for supporting my blog! This week Smarty was happy to reread some of her old favorites on her own. Together, we read through Irish Leprechaun Stories and a very funny picture book The Very Inappropriate Word.
Places we are going. Smarty’s school had a science fair this Thursday. Smarty didn’t do her own project, because there was no time to work on it before her Germany trip and, I figured, she won’t be able to do it in one week after her return either. As usual, her class did a group project, it was on pendulums. It was my first year of seeing science fair projects, and I was pleasantly surprised with a number of projects, their variety, and creativity of participants. Hopefully, next year Smarty will be able to participate with her own individual project as well.
Favorite memory of the week. Walking in the room and finding Smarty clutching her favorite blanket and reading one of her favorite books – she looked so rosy and cozy.