Sunday, October 9, 2016

Highlights of the Week

It's been a quiet week on my blog, but it was far from quiet at home. All after school activities started at once - a choir on Tuesday, a Pervasive Speech after school class on Wednesday, and a Lyceum Beginner Leadership class on Friday. The good news is that Smarty loves her after school activities, the bad news is that she has less time for other pursuits. At least Leadership class is only 4 sessions right now, so things should get somewhat easier in November.


Despite her load of after school activities, Smarty is staying on top of her school work. She does not have an overwhelming amount of homework, but there is some every week, plus homework from math team. Sometimes I really have to bite my tongue when she delays homework to the last minute, but so far she managed to deliver it on time. One thing that saddens me (seemingly more than it saddens her) is that while she has "friends" in the classroom, she still mostly sits and plays on her own during lunch and recess. Unfortunately, it's not really something I can help her with - we had several conversations about "the first step", but so far she was reluctant to ask to join any groups.

After School

Smarty was busy planning and preparing for her birthday. She got an early birthday present of an air rocket launcher, and she helped her Dad assemble it and test it several times this week. We hope that the weather cooperates, and she can build and launch paper rockets with her friends during her birthday party - more on this in future blog posts :)

What My Child Is Reading

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Strangely, Smarty was not reading as much as usual this week and did not even ask to go to the library. It looks like she is rereading again Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan, possibly prompted by an upcoming history unit on ancient Egypt.

Favorite Memory of the Week

Smarty to me: You know, time from birth to 10 feels like eternity, because it's my whole life, and I have no comparison point. I think 10 to 20 won't feel that long, because it will be only half my life then. But will I still remember my childhood at 20? I hope I do!

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Phyllis Bergenholtz said...

It is hard to make friends in a new group. We have experienced this a lot being a homeschooler. It will eventually happen because she is a good friend to have.

JL said...

I can't remember where I saw it but there's an app that allows kids to find other kids to sit with if they don't have anyone they know. It's done through the app so it's not obvious like a sign. I always tell K if she doesn't know anyone at camp, find someone who looks like she/he needs a friend.

Ticia said...

Finding friends is so hard. I'm also trying to wrap my head around recess in middle school, because here in Texas they don't do that.