Sunday, August 2, 2015

Highlights of the Week

It was a “short week” for us. On Thursday we packed our car to the brim and departed to the family camp to enjoy several days of swimming and hanging out with our friends and neighbors without any network connectivity. I wrote this post in advance and will cover our camp adventures next week. Smarty returned to her Y camp this week and was very disappointed when an expected “park-and-swim” field trip was replaced on Tuesday with a trip to a local amusement park. She does not like roller coasters, and it was a very hot day. In general, this year she has been less than thrilled with this camp, and I think she is simply growing out of it. I am delighted to take a much needed break from work and hoping to see some progress next week on decisions that need to be made on the levels above me about some of my projects.

Summer Learning

Smarty discovered Scratch last week and still can’t get enough of it. She spent a lot of her discretionary time trying out different programs from Scratch community and attempting to modify some of them. She is also enjoying her new fossils collection – more on this on the blog next week.

Places We Are Going

We all enjoyed our trip to California Caverns last weekend. Smarty especially appreciated permission to crawl in sticky mud and squirm into very tight spaces. The tour was a little more strenuous than I expected, and I was really sore the next day. I guess I need to do more exercises for upper body strength! I think Smarty is very lucky to be able to see real limestone caves so young. I first saw them in my 30s when I was living in France.

What My Child Is Reading

For our long drive to the mountains I borrowed an audio version of Inkheart (affiliated link) by Cornelia Funke. Smarty already read the trilogy, but listening to it prompted her to reread it again. Those are very thick books, so she was quite busy reading while she was not trying out Scratch.

Favorite Memory of the Week

Smarty: I know I am special, because I am me. But… I want to be remembered. Me, You mean that you want to be famous like a movie star? Smarty, No, I want to be remembered… like Albert Einstein.

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Phyllis said...

Sounds like you are having a fun vacation so far. I hope you have a good time this week.

Ticia said...

Good for her, Albert Einstein is so much more interesting (and who I'd expect her to want to be like).