Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Highlights of the Week

March almost flew by and our landscape project is still not done! At this point we are really annoyed with our contractor that keeps "disappearing" on us. Clearly he juggles two (or maybe more) jobs with the same people. This is a lesson to us that we should not have been paid so much money to him during the project. Now he does not seem to be very invested in getting the rest of his payment. 
This week Smarty had her orthodontist check up. Everything is in order, she is diligent wearing her retainer and her new teeth are growing the way they should. My guess is that she will still need a second set of braces in high school when all her teeth come in.


This week, Smarty was delighted to learn that her mini golf hole prototype was chosen by judges as one of six projects from her class that will be built into a real full size golf hole. In addition, their Humanities teachers has decided to have kids do Walk through Ancient World program where every student needs to represent a historical character completed with a costume, props, and speech. Smarty was so wildly excited about the project that she volunteered for two roles - she will be two different pharaohs of Egypt, Hatsheput and Thutmose the Third. 

After School

Smarty is super pumped about her first upcoming taekwondo tournament. She developed her own fitness routine to get stronger. It includes some strength training exercises and also running and biking. I hope she sticks to it - she is fairly active for her age... unless she is lost in a book, and then everything goes right out the window.

What My Child Is Reading

Disclosure: I am an Amazon affiliate, and this post contains Amazon affiliate links. This week Smarty continued reading through Last Apprentice series by Joseph Delaney , but she also read through Mad Marvels - a fascinating non-fiction book that takes on everything from true facts to conspiracy theories. I had to ask Smarty to bring her critical thinking skills while sorting this collection of "facts" out, but it's a good read for older kids.

Best Memory of the Week

Me to Smarty, "If you could change one thing about your life, what would you choose?"
Smarty, "I would like a better math teacher".
Me, "Well, then your life is truly magical".

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maryanne @ mama smiles said...

That does sound like a pretty magical life! It is great to hear that Smarty is enjoying 6th grade.

Ticia said...

That is a pretty magical life.

She volunteered for two interesting pharaohs.