Highlights of the Week
- Our week started with some warm weather and then the first real storm of the past 3 years hit the Bay Area. We had a lot of rain dumped on us, rain that we sorely need!
- Despite the rain, kids had their big performance of The Wiz.
- Witness testimony is completed for my jury duty. There is a good chance that we will be done before Christmas!
SchoolIt’s the second year when Smarty participated in her school’s musical production. This year they put on The Wiz. Sadly, this year we didn’t get a CD with lyrics like last year, so it was harder for all of us, including Smarty, to really connect to the play, especially since her role of '”Munchkin #1” was relatively minor. Still, I think it was a good experience for Smarty to go through the whole process again and to be part of a big theatrical cast. She hasn’t decided yet whether she wants to do theater again next year, because it requires such a commitment. We don’t have an opinion one way or another – we leave all extracurricular choices to her.
Smarty spent most of her after school time in school either rehearsing or performing in her play, but on Sunday we decorated our outside Christmas tree, and she really wanted to make a pinecone topper for it. She developed the idea and executed the whole project entirely on her own. We still didn’t put it in, because of the rains, but hopefully the topper (and the post about it) will come up next week.
What My Child Is Reading
Last week my faithful reader informed me that people with Apple devices cannot see Flash widgets of Amazon affiliates. Dang, I should have known it before! No more Amazon Widgets on my blog, but the link below is an Amazon affiliate links. Together we were reading books from our book Advent calendar, and Smarty picked two new books from the school library. One amused me, because she said she wanted to read it to understand better what I am doing as a juror. It’s called Trial by Journal and written in an interesting format combining first person account, newspaper clippings, drawings, etc. The premise is a little farfetched, since the juror in a murder trial is a sixth grader, but Smarty enjoyed the book, and I consider reading it myself once my jury trial is over.