Saturday, June 18, 2016

Highlights of the Week

We enjoyed the first week of summer. Smarty was home with her father and had the first week of swim classes. Unfortunately, my husband picked up the same nasty cold I had battled a week earlier, but he still took Smarty to her swim class and took care of her while I worked. We celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary, but we are not giving each other any gifts- our gift is our trip to Paris for just the two of us later this summer.

Summer Fun

I described yesterday how Smarty is learning to manage her time. We decided not to limit her computer time this summer, and so far she spent a fair amount of time playing a math game Prodigy, looking at various JavaScript programs, and creating some on her own. But she also went outside to play with her neighbor friend before he went on vacation with his family, did various craft projects with her father, and, of course, read books.

What My Child Is Reading

Disclosure: I am an Amazon affiliate, and this section contains Amazon affiliate links. This week, Smarty enjoyed Blackwell Pages series by K.L. Armstrong and M.A. Marr. As you can guess from book names, it's a Norse Myth series, and Smarty said that she liked it better than The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan. We also read together Fish in a Tree by Linda Mullaly Hunt for our mother-daughter book club, and I highly recommend it to kids age 8 and higher.

Best Memory of the Week

Listening in on Smarty's conversation with her two friends while discussing Princess Bride, "Kissing in movies is not real, and it's so disgusting. Who would want to suck on another person's lips for so long???"

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Phyllis said...

A trip to Paris sounds like a fabulous anniversary present to each other! Sounds like she is enjoying her summer so far. I will have to look imto that Norse book series.

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Happy anniversary! We celebrated our 25th this last week, too. Paris sounds like fun. And the book series looks tempting.

Ticia said...

Ha ha ha ha, that's hilarious on Princess Bride.

I need to look at the Blackwell Pages books, I haven't heard of them. I was somewhat indifferent on the Magnus Chase books.