Saturday, December 10, 2016

Highlights of the Week

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas here - our house is decorated, presents are starting to "magically appear" under the tree and the weather is turning positively chilly. We celebrated my birthday last Saturday with a nice and relaxed day at home, going out to my favorite Japanese restaurant and watching It's a Wonderful Life. Both of us are really looking forward to turning off our work emails on Tuesday night and focusing on enjoying this time of the year.


Smarty only has one week left until her winter break. She beat my low expectations for one of her projects that were due in these last two weeks - she and her partner managed to get their act together, actually collaborated on their project about collaboration and did a pretty good job earning them an A. We will see how things will work out with their second project for writing and social studies about art and architecture of ancient Egypt. In math, she continues to work independently and started Prealgebra 2 class in the Art of Problem Solving. At first she was so-so on the delivery method (it's interactive but only via typing, no video or audio), but she is warming up to it and looking forward to the next class.

After School

Smarty spent most of her free time reading, doing some math practice in Art of Problem Solving, and decorating our Christmas tree. She voted for a silver theme this year - I guess she is getting older and her taste is getting to be a little more sophisticated. She is also diligently practicing for her first belt promotion in taekwondo.

What My Child Is Reading

Disclosure: I am an Amazon affiliate, and this post contains Amazon affiliate links. Rick Riordan's books (Kindle editions) were on sale during Black Friday week, and we picked everything we did not have yet including several "guides" for his books. Smarty read them this week, which prompted her to start rereading her favorite Rick Riordan's series yet again...

Favorite Memory This Week

Can't you tell that we are both excited about my birthday present? :)

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How was your week?


maryanne @ mama smiles said...

Happy birthday! What a great present! I would be excited, too - and so would my kids :)

Ticia said...

That is an awesome present! I got the Christmas train for myself this year, I'm still bummed I didn't get the Christmas market from a few years ago.