Saturday, September 26, 2015

Highlights of the Week

On Tuesday, Smarty got her braces for her top teeth. She is quite sore, but we hope that she will get used to them in a day or two. She does a great job brushing and flossing, and she was happy to have her palate expander taken out, because an expander was causing her to lisp.  I was quite busy with work, because we have an important meeting at work next week where, quite unexpectedly, I was asked to present something, and my husband is juggling work, home, and organizing a TinkerLab in school (more on that in a separate post).


School is going OK, but… school is school, meaning that there is a lot of routine and very little choice for students to drive their own learning. Smarty described it this way, I might be getting different assignments than anyone else for math or reading, but they are still the same. I can predict what we will do when, and there are no surprises. I wish I had more choices. Hmm… I am torn between, This is life, and school is the time to develop discipline, and I want to do something about it. Any advice is appreciated!

After School

Because Smarty was nursing her new braces, she was not interested in doing much after school. I was hoping to do something to celebrate fall, but she said that she wants to celebrate it with an icecream and orange and yellow sprinkles. I cannot blame her – it is still crazy HOT here during the day. She spent most of school evenings disappearing with a book and being lost in the world of her own, but somewhere in between she managed to memorize all the dialog lines in her Peter Pan scenes including her own lines and everyone else’s lines. I hope she remembers during the performance which lines are actually hers!

Places We Are Going

Last weekend, we went camping with our friends who have twin girls in Smarty’s grade. The weather was very hot, so beach camping was a great success. The girls had so much fun playing together and discussing Peter Pan musical. It was a great way to say Goodbye to summer, and we hope for more camping trips with this family in the future, since the kids get along so well.

What My Child Is Reading

Oh Yikes
Disclosure: I am an Amazon Associate, and this post contains affiliate links. For full disclosure, click here. Smarty was eagerly looking forward to a school library reopening. She was determined to find the thickest and the juiciest books to read. She brought over Oh, Yikes! and The Mysterious Benedict Society: The Perilous Journey. She read The Perilous Journey before, but we do not have it in our home library, and she loves the series.

Favorite Memory This Week 

Morning campfire. It looks romantic… if you block out the fact that it was already 100 degrees outside, and everyone was roasting!

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Phyllis said...

The girls look like they had a fantastic time. I am sure she will get used to her braces. I wish my students memorized their lines so well. :)

Ticia said...

Texas is still confused about its weather as well. It's been alternating between very very hot and chilly. I predict no one is seriously getting out pants until late October, early November.

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Montana is like Texas this fall - up and down in temperatures. We figure we'll go from 80 to 4 overnight, fall will be gone, and it will suddenly be winter. 100 degrees is too hot for a campfire - those were determined marshmallow roasters!