Saturday, February 18, 2017

Highlights of the Week

I spent the first half of this week being dreadfully sick with no voice whatsoever. I still have some cough, but I finally feel my energy returning. Luckily, Smarty still did not get this cold that is running amok in our area. She enjoyed many special activities of this last week before winter break. 
Our backyard/front yard escalation is gaining speed despite more rain. Our new deck is finished, and most of our new driveway is in, but we cannot drive on it yet. We are really looking forward to all the work being finished and being able to start new planting for this spring.


It was a very fun week in school. On Tuesday, 6th graders went on a field trip to a mini golf course to kick off their massive project based unit. They will be building an 18 hole mini golf course for their school with a theme of ancient civilizations. Most of this will be done in Maker's Lab class with some extensions into math and social studies. Smarty is very excited about it.
On Wednesday, 6th graders brought their Valentines to school and exchanged them. Smarty was happy to get sweets, little gifts and several handwritten notes from her classmates.
On Friday, Smarty had a crazy hair day in school (see picture), and her first middle school dance. I am writing this post on Friday morning, so I might write about middle school dance later next week.

After School

Last Saturday, we took our top 10 mathematicians to a regional MATHCOUNTS competition. They had a lot of fun, but they still have ways to go to rise to the level needed for our competitive chapter. I wrote about our experience in more detail here. Smarty also went to her regular after school classes - taekwondo, Art of Problem Solving, and a"science of flying" class where they made neat gliders from a kit.

What My Child Is Reading

Disclosure: I am an Amazon affiliate, and this post contains Amazon affiliate links. This week Smarty was mostly on re-reading spree, but she did read one new book that she quite enjoyed - The Luck Uglies by Paul Durham. She already asked to check out the next two books in this trilogy - hopefully, they will cover two days of her winter break :)

Favorite Memory of the Week

Smarty got this sweet note from her classmate for Valentine's Day :)

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Phyllis Bergenholtz said...

The mini golf course sounds amazing! I love the sweet!

JL said...

That's such a sweet Valentine! Glad she is doing well in her grade skip! Hope you feel better.

maryanne @ mama smiles said...

That is a sweet note from Smarty's friend. I am curious to hear about the dance...