Saturday, April 19, 2014

The last term of this school year started 2 days later for us, since Smarty came back from our vacation in Mexico quite sick with some sort of a stomach bug. Luckily, she recovered enough by Wednesday to go back to school and is now her normal cheerful self. This term seems to be quite heavy on writing – children are writing their “autobiographies” in school and work on a big project “Heritage Report” at home. We are way behind on that because of our travel and sickness, and will have to catch up this weekend. Smarty doesn’t resent writing as much as she used to, but her grip is incorrect and her neatness leaves something to be desired. I am somewhat frustrated with her K and 1st grade teacher for not correcting her grip, and now we do 10 minutes of writing in the evening focusing on proper pencil grip.
After School
While sick, Smarty spent all her time reading. We also read together every evening. On Wednesday afternoon we did a fun project that occupied her for 2 hours – I plan to write about it next week. We are looking forward to celebrating Passover and Easter this coming weekend!
What My Child Is Reading

Smarty’s reading speed always amazes us. She read all three books of The Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan in about 4 days. She has good comprehension and asks interesting questions about the books. She also remembers enough details to earn points for the books she reads in her school’s Accelerated Reader program.
Quote of the Week:
  • Me (responding to one of Smarty’s “want things just so” moments): You are so German!
  • Smarty: If I am so German, how come my desk looks like a hurricane threw up on it?
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Phyllis said...

I am sorry she got sick on the end of her vacation. That Stonehenge book she is reading looks very interesting. It sounds like she has some good reports to do for school.

maryanne @ mama smiles said...

Smarty is right that it is not very German to have an untidy desk. What a funny comeback!

Emma really enjoyed writing an autobiography for school earlier this year.

Ticia said...

I guess I don't have a trace of German in me because my desk is a mess.....

Poor girl looks like she's really not feeling well in the picture up above. I'm glad to hear she's feeling better now.