Highlights of the Week
- Smarty turned 8! As always, she was super excited about her birthday. Her birthday party is this weekend.
- I am on jury duty and in a jury selection pool for a serious criminal case. Jury selection is next week. Keeping my fingers crossed that I am not chosen, since the trial is expected to last almost 2 months.
- My husband started a new job.
- I am reading the first book of The Hunger Games (affiliate link), and it’s seriously interfering with my sleep!
Nothing majorly new happened in school. Kids started to learn multiplication. It’s interesting to see how stronger kids understand it and have various levels of fluency with multiplication facts while the weakest group is struggling majorly with the concept itself. In independent work, Smarty has an opportunity to work on a higher level. She had her multiplication figured out in the second grade and now has a decent fluency with multiplication facts. This work above was from an activity we did at home, and I was gratified to see that she is able to apply her knowledge of multiplication and division to practical problems. I will explain the activity itself in the upcoming post.