Saturday, May 28, 2016

Highlights of the Week

It feels that these last weeks of school are creeping very slowly, but at the same time it's hard to believe that May is over. We have not made much progress with our goal of starting backyard renovation, because our contractor mysteriously disappeared with our garden designs and we are yet to track him down. It's amazing (not in a good way) how unprofessional people can be sometimes. In the positive news, we are all healthy, and the weather is turning back to hot just in time for a long Memorial Day weekend. Our community pool is opening this weekend, and Smarty can't wait to go for a swim.


As I wrote in this post, we are thinking of "skipping" Smarty directly to middle school next year, but we are still waiting to hear from the school where we want her to go. I exchanged several emails with the lady who manages the enrollment process, and every time she gave me a different story. Eventually I tracked her down on the phone, and she said that she is missing Smarty's grade skip paperwork. We emailed her everything, and still did not hear back. As I said, it's amazing how unprofessional people can be at times. We are trying to keep all this stress away from Smarty though, so she can enjoy her last weeks with her current group of friends.

After School

On Wednesday, we had an annual district choir and band festival. This year, Smarty was both in senior choir and in the beginner band, and she had a lot to do during the performance. The evening was a lot of fun, but Smarty was absolutely wiped out by the end of it and, I think, she is still recovering from too much excitement. Choir and band are now over until the next year, but Smarty is begging us for her own trumpet as her year-end present, because she wants to keep playing it over summer.

What My Child Is Reading

Disclosure: I am an Amazon affiliate, and this section contains Amazon affiliate links. We made it to the library last Saturday, but by the end of the weekend Smarty read almost all the books that she picked. She does read a wide variety of books, not just fantasy, but she enjoys fantasy best. This week her "highlights" were Tastes Like Music about quirks of the human brain and School for Sidekicks by Kelly McCullough. Smarty tried to convince me to read School for Sidekicks, but I was a lot more interested in the brain book.

Favorite Memory of the Week

Another library find, Smart Girls' Guide to Cooking, suddenly inspired Smarty to plow through her multiple cookbooks and announce that she is ready to make dinner all on her own. She made everything herself and learned the lesson of not touching the hot pan by accidentally burning her finger. The meal was delicious, but cold since she took ages to arrange it beautifully :) She now plans to cook dinner once every week - this would be really nice!

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maryanne @ mama smiles said...

Good luck getting that paperwork through! School administrators can be incredibly inefficient.

It sounds like things are going well, but busy!

Ticia said...

I need to work on making sure one of the kids is cooking dinner from start to finish at least once a week. I get lazy sometimes, because it's easier for me to do it than to deal with the complaining.

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

I need to get more of my crew cooking - Smarty's meal looks lovely :)

sunflowerous said...

Best of luck with school and garden people!
Smarty's dinner looks amazing, well done!