Saturday, March 5, 2016

Highlights of the Week

It's hard to believe it's March already. This week I was preparing for a big offsite event at work and had a lot of evening calls with India, so Smarty was in capable hands of her father. He took her for her well child checkup, and she is well indeed, but even tinier than before, Her weight and height are 6% for her age. By now she has mostly resigned herself to the thought that she would be forever one of the shortest in her class.


Smarty's class participated in SumDog math contest with other city schools this week. The contest lasted one week, and each student could answer up to 1000 math questions while playing engaging games. Smarty's class really rose to the challenge and came in first. As a prize, their class got premium SumDog package for free, and Smarty was very excited about that. I think team contests of this kind is a brilliant idea - Smarty's 1000 questions were quite different from her classmates' questions, because of the placement test which placed her in the end of 6th grade in math, but all kids worked hard on their own level and did quite well together.

After School

Smarty spent her after school time this week applying herself to Sum Dog math competition and reading, but she also went outside to play with other kids from our street and built with her Magna Tiles and LEGOs. I will tell you more about that project in my post next Tuesday.

What My Child Is Reading

Disclosure: I am an Amazon affiliate, and this section contains Amazon affiliate links. I was eyeing Ranger's Apprentice series by John Flanagan for a while now, but our library did not have the first couple books on the shelves. Finally, they came in, and I practically forced Smarty to read the first book. As usual, she latched on to it right away once she started reading it, and now it's her new best book in the world. Luckily, it's a long series with a sequel, so hopefully it will last through March and a trip to Germany in the end of March.

Places We Are Going

Last Sunday, we went on a trip to Hiller Aviation Museum organized by Lyceum, our local organization supporting gifted students  The trip was a lot of fun. Docent told kids a lot about history of aviation and famous pilots and then kids had a chance to fly their own planes all over Bay Area using a flight simulator. Smarty loved it and could not wait to tell her best friend how much he missed by not wanting to go with her.

Best Memory of the Week

Smarty came home from school on her own for the first time ever! It's about one mile walk, and she was very proud of herself. I guess her after school days with YMCA are now numbered, we will probably cancel her membership after a spring break.

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Phyllis said...

She sure is growing up!

Ticia said...

Good for her walking home! That is a big deal.

I'd totally forgotten it also has a sequel series in addition to the prequel series.