Saturday, February 13, 2016

Highlights of the Week

It was the last week before the break for Smarty, and she is eagerly looking forward to an opportunity to stay up later and wake up later. She enjoyed many special events this week - a playdate with her best friend, a visit to our other friends and some good books that she found in the library. We also finalized our plans for spring, and she will visit Germany with her Papa in April. It will be quite a change, since so far they always traveled there in winter. I am hoping for a good weather there and a lot of flowers!


After all, Smarty's dream to be elected to the school's student council came through - she was elected as a representative from her class. Otherwise, it was a rather normal week - she had a small homework for Chinese New Year and the rest of the week was homework free except all her music practice - a recorder, a trumpet, and choir songs.

After School

We had beautiful weather this week, and we took advantage of it by staying outside and even venturing out to the tennis court. Smarty did not play for a while, but she did not forget how to hit the ball. In fact, she seems to be getting better at actually trying to place the ball where she wants it to go. I am looking forward to more tennis this season! We also wrapped up our Argentina geography unit and now "visiting" Iran.

What My Child Is Reading

Disclosure: I am an Amazon associate, and this section contains Amazon affiliate links. Smarty really enjoyed a 7-book Septimus Heap series by Angie Sage, and she finally picked up another Angie Sage book in the library. Technically, PathFinder is not a sequel to Heptimus Heap, but it's set up in the same magical world. Smarty loved PathFinder, and even declared that it's better than Harry Potter. She also inhaled the second book in this new series that was published very recently - SandRider.

Places We Are Going

Smarty really enjoyed her first art seminar with Santa Clara Lyceum, and I was pleasantly surprised with how hard she worked on her project and how it turned out. We are already looking forward to the next Lyceum event in our Museum of Aviation History.

Favorite Memory of the Week

Smarty to me: I have 4 essential needs - air, food, water, and books. I would starve to death without food, suffocate without air, die of thirst without water, and go insane without books.
Me: What about love?
Smarty: Yes, right. It would be total depression without love.

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maryanne @ mama smiles said...

Another great Smarty quote! How exciting that she was elected to student council. Congratulations!!!

Ticia said...

I'm trying to remember if she's read the Ranger's Apprentice book series, my boys are loving it (so much so I had to ban listening to it in the car because I was tired of hearing it, the writing is decent, but listening for a second or third time was... tiring).