Saturday, June 13, 2015

Highlights of the Week

The school year is over! We now have a fourth grader. We are looking forward to different rhythms of summer days – later wake ups (for my husband and daughter) and later bedtimes. I hope my work schedule continues to be flexible enough to allow tennis games and pool in the late afternoon. Smarty is happy about vacation but already very anxious to know who her teacher will be next year and who will be in her class. She has to wait the whole summer for this reveal.
On Monday, Smarty also got separators on her molars to prepare to put a palate expander in. She was sore the next day, but not completely miserable. She is very enthusiastic about getting her teeth “fixed” and about joining a growing number of her friends with orthodontic appliances.



This year Smarty had a fantastic teacher who challenged her and supported her at the same time. Smarty missed her terribly when Mrs L. had to step in as a principal about 6 weeks before the end of a school year. Smarty can’t wait to see who her teacher will be next year – we are sort of hoping for a teacher who will have high expectations in terms of organizing work materials, because this is one area where Smarty needs serious improvement before she is ready to meet demands of higher grades.

After School

It was an unusual weather week for Silicon Valley. First, we had an incredibly hot weekend and Monday. Then the weather changed to overcast and muggy. Finally, it rained on Wednesday, which is unusual for June. We spent some time in the pool on weekend, built catapults, and wrapped up our Tuesdays at the Castle activities. As always in time of big transition, Smarty was a little cranky and retreated to her favorite “calm down” activity – reading and rereading her favorite books and browsing our large collection of comic books.

What My Child Is Reading

This section contains Amazon affiliate links, for full disclosure click here. We made it to the library on Wednesday and signed up for Summer reading program. Smarty loaded up on books about herbils, because she is lobbying hard for a “furry pet” for her birthday. But she also picked up How to Speak Cat: A Guide to Decoding Cat Language, because this is a pet she desperately wants. Alas, Papa is not on board. In addition, Smarty is busy reading through our big collection of Foxtrot comics.

Favorite Memory of the Week

Last Day of School

Smarty: I want to go to college… But does college have vacations? Because I don’t want to end up in a place where there is only work and no fun.

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JL said...

I have a friend who is giving away kittens and an adult cat. Let me know if you are interested.