Sunday, October 22, 2017

Highlights of the Week

It was a week with some major ups and downs for us. On Monday, I found out that my position will be affected by workforce reduction and that I have two weeks left. Honestly, mostly I feel relief. I did not enjoy my job for quite some time, but I was "too chicken" too leave on my own. Now the decision has been made for me, and I am kind of excited about new opportunities opening in front of me. Of course, this also means changes in our schedule, but we will cross that bridge when we get there.

Smarty's Birthday

We also celebrated Smarty's 11th birthday this week. We are blessed to have our funny, intelligent, and energetic girl in our lives. She is still very much a kid, and she was super excited about turning 11 and at least for a short time matching some of her classmates in age. She was eagerly looking forward to her birthday, enjoyed her presents from the family and now can't wait for her birthday party with friends today.


We met with our principal on Tuesday and were disappointed with the outcome of this conversation. Basically, the only way for Smarty to get a desired first year of high school credit is to sign up for an approved online course and to do it on her own time and on our own dime. We have made a decision to at least look at a couple of possible private schools that provide middle school to high school programs before we commit to this course of action next year.

After School

After school life went on as usual - taekwondo practice, theater rehearsals, math club homework, and a little bit of extra math on the side. At home, Smarty and I covered systems of linear equations, so we are somewhere in the middle of Algebra 1 class. Just as in the past couple of weeks, Smarty spent all her personal available time on Scratch.

What My Child Is Reading

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For Smarty's birthday, we gave her Molecules by Theodore Gray. She already had the previous book in this series, Elements, and she really enjoyed it, so now she is reading through Molecules book.

Favorite Memory of the Week

Smarty in the evening of her birthday, I had happy 11 years of my life. I just hope that the next 11 years are just as good!

Your Turn

How was your week?


maryanne @ mama smiles said...

The book looks like something my Emma might enjoy.

Happy birthday, Smarty! She and Emma are the same age for a few months, although Emma is only in 6th grade...

Ticia said...

I'm sorry the meeting didn't go as hoped. Hopefully, you can find a solution quickly in a private school or something similar.