Monday, October 16, 2017

Highlights of the Week

This was an exhausting week for all of us. While North California fires did not reach us, smoke certainly did, and the air quality was very poor. Kids were held inside for indoor recess, and everyone was tired and grumpy due to lack of exercise and fresh air. In more positive news, re-piping of our house almost went as expected, except that we had an unexpected cost added to our bill, because they discovered a drain leak in our downstairs bathroom, and we decided to go ahead and replace the drain as well while we are at it. On Thursday, the workers should be back closing the final wall which we had to treat for mold due to the leak, and, hopefully, life will resume its normal course.


We finally have a meeting scheduled with our principal to talk about our math options. I am cautiously optimistic that we will have some opportunity to get the accelerated credit that we want for high school with Smarty maybe doing an online program in 8th grade. However, we would like something "in blood", i.e. in ink, before we decide whether we are going to keep Smarty in this school for the 8th grade. If math situation is resolved, we most likely will, because she seems so happy this year, enjoys academics, and starts making friends. So I am looking forward to our meeting with a principal with both anticipation and hope.

After School

All after school activities are rolling as expected, but we did less math this week, because Smarty was so exhausted from smoke and having to stay inside. At least taekwondo gave her some much needed outlet, and she also got to do art when meeting a friend on one of the less smoky days.

What My Child Is Reading

Disclosure: I am an Amazon affiliate, and this post contains Amazon affiliate links. Smarty read several new books this week - the one that she particularly liked was non-fictional Poison: Deadly Deals, Perilous Professions, and Murderous Medicines by Sarah Albee. She certainly knows how to pick her non-fiction... and then follow it by The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole by Michelle Cuevas.

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maryanne @ mama smiles said...

Emma really enjoyed the Black Hold book - so did I, in fact.

Ticia said...

Ha ha ha ha, a pet black hole. That sounds hilarious.

I look forward to hearing how the meeting went with the principal.