Saturday, November 8, 2014

Highlights of the Week

  • I was sworn as a juror in a long trial, and now my life is a non-ending juggle, since there is nobody at work to take over my responsibilities for the next 2.5 months.
  • Smarty got over her virus and is back in school. Luckily, both my husband and I didn’t catch it this time... yet
  • We are having a beautiful fall weather! Hoping for some time outside this weekend.


It was a testing week in school. Smarty said that the tests were easy. Next week we are going to have a report card and the first parent-teacher conference. I probably won’t be able to attend due to jury duty, so it will be up to my husband to ask all the questions this time. Smarty’s favorite part of school this week was an extended assignment from her advanced language arts teacher – the topic is “text features”, and everyone has to design and write a four page newspaper. I am looking forward to seeing her newspaper when she brings it home. They also started on “space” topic in science, and Smarty was assigned a report on Venus, so she was doing some research online with my help for her report.

After School

We learned more about Ben Franklin this week through books and a documentary movie. It was a follow up to the first book in 39 Clues series, since the book was centered around places and events in Ben Franklin’s life. Smarty spent the rest of her time reading on her own or playing with her new Lego Friends sets.

What My Child Is Reading

Smarty read quite a bit this week. I placed her book picks in Amazon affiliate widget.

Best Memory of the Week

Smarty to me: Mama, I think you can get excused from court if you tell the judge that you have a little one at home and that you are her full time lover.

Most Popular Post

12 Amazing Engineering Projects promptly returned to the lead after Halloween was over, but the second most popular post was my contribution to Hoagies Gifted Blog Hop. It was about teaching kids self-care.

Your Turn

How was your week?


Phyllis said...

We enjoyed the 39 Clues as well. It prompted some interesting discussions. Oh, BTW, Sam has read them all before. He is just now reading them to his little brothers.

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Maybe we'll try 39 Clues as a family read aloud before Thanksgiving...we've got some down time planned. I don't envy you the work and jury juggling - hope you can manage it all.

Ticia said...

I wonder what they'll do if you do get sick... At least you aren't sequestered or anything like that.