Highlights of the Week
- We survived the first DST week – I think it was harder for me than for my husband and daughter who are still switching back to Pacific time from three weeks in Germany.
- We had beautiful warm weather all week broken up by one rainy day. We are all excited that we still get rain now – hoping for a less dry summer than last year!
SchoolIt was a science fair week in school. Smarty was very excited to have an individual project done this year for science fair. She was comparing different bubble solutions. Her class did an investigation on how other materials affect soda-vinegar reaction. Apparently, soap makes it even more spectacular, while yeast suppresses it. Now Smarty wants to do one with soda, vinegar, and pop rocks at home.
After SchoolSmarty recovered enough from her trip to return to her regular After School activities, which include gymnastics, tennis, and choir. We took advantage of longer daylight and warm weather to spend some time outside.
Places We Are GoingLast Sunday we joined three other families of third graders and went on a rather long hike. It took 3.5 hours to do the loop, but all kiddos did very well, probably because they could entertain each other and have a mini-competition by breaking up in teams and trying to find all the flowers listed in Santa Clara Wild Flowers handout at the park entrance. Hiking with friends is certainly a lot more fun for our daughter than just hiking with parents.
What My Child Is ReadingWe continue to read through Junior Genius’ Guide to Maps and Geography together. By herself Smarty was reading Letters from Camp by Kate Klise and various books (fiction and non-fiction) around the house.
Favorite Memory of the WeekMe: Aren’t you tired yet from this ten minutes arguing about whether we are going to have a bath today or not? Just go!
Smarty: Well, you always told me that I need to stand for myself and defend my point of view. So I’ll just keep arguing.
(FYI – she lost that argument, pouted for 5 min, then apologized for making fuss over nothing)
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