Highlights of the Week
- We are all now officially on Christmas break!
- We checked off The Nutcracker performance off the list. Smarty was super wiggly in the theater (well, for her anyway), so perhaps we will skip the next year.
- The jury trial is over. It was a very difficult case emotionally where a mother killed her child as part of a murder-suicide attempt. While the mother was clearly mentally ill, we found her to be legally sane.
SchoolAs usual, the last week before Christmas was a “fun week” in school. The kids had a “grand finale” for their team-based math project, enjoyed a party for The Wiz cast on Tuesday and a class winter party on Thursday. The district junior choir had their first public performance of the year in a residential facility for older people, and it was quite enjoyable. It’s fun to hear Smarty sing the full songs that she learned in the choir and not just snippets of what she remembered from the radio.
With The Wiz rehearsals over, Smarty had more time to read, play, and make some Christmas presents for our family. We also did a fun science project, which I will share… eventually :)