Saturday, April 23, 2016

Highlights of the Week

The last semester of the year is now in full swing. It's been a busy week as kids have finished their SBAC testing, showed off their new music skills and celebrated Earth Day with their annual fund raiser - a walkathon. Walkathon happened despite the rare multi-hour pouring rain that weather has gifted us on Earth Day. We also celebrated Passover on Friday with a traditional dish of lamb and rice.


Several years ago, during a budget crunch, our district voted for a tax increase to support a music program in our schools. Frankly, I think that all students should have a chance to learn music just as they are learning to read, write, and do math, but I am certainly grateful that Smarty has this chance. Also, watching her performing with her classmates of different races and backgrounds around her made me think that this kind of events is one of the main reasons we chose to send her to our local public school in the first place.

After School

We spent some time gardening this week. Smarty personally selected new plants for our porch and planted them on her own following some guidance from her father. She had a playdate with her best friend where they constructed a solar cooker and experimented with melting chocolate. We also watched together Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Finally, our Smarty joined Star Wars fandom world and keeps generating theories about where the next movie will go. She just expressed hope that it's not going to be another world exploding device, because she felt that Star Wars already had enough of that.

What My Child Is Reading

Disclosure: I am an Amazon affiliate, and this sectioncontains Amazon affiliate links. I did not think that Smarty was ready to read Fablehaven by Brandon Mull, because some parts of the first book seemed a bit intense to me. I was wrong. She discovered the first book on her Kindle during her trip to Germany and flying through the rest of Fablehaven series now. I am waiting for her to be done with the series (hopefully, today), since we also selected a few books to read together for Mother-Daughter book club.

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Ticia said...

I really liked the Fablehaven series and have been contemplating picking up a few of his other books.
I'm currently reading an urban fantasy book, that is quite fun.

And yea for California getting some much needed rain.