Saturday, October 7, 2017

Highlights of the Week

Both my husband and I had a stressful week at work, but home life continued as usual. We are bracing for re-piping project next week and hoping that it indeed will be done in three days as promised. We are also all set for Smarty's birthday party in 2 weeks, it looks that all her friends are going to make it, and she is eagerly looking forward to it. It's hard to believe that she is about to turn 11, but one can see an emergence of a young lady in this school picture above.


So far Smarty is staying on top of her assignments and has no homework. She always manages to complete everything in class and, I guess, with decent degree of care, since her grades are all staying in A and A+ area. Her class has started their first project of the year with a driving question, Were the Dark Ages really dark? Smarty chose the plague as her topic, so it's clear what she thinks about medieval Europe :) Her class is also wrapping up their first big writing project of the year, a personal narrative. I hope I can read it this weekend.

After School

We still have nice and warm days here in California, and Smarty spends some time after school outside every day - we either go for a walk together or she plays with neighbors. She is still very enchanted with Scratch, and she spends a lot of time trying things out. Also, Smarty and I made a pact to learn Spanish together with her being in charge of choosing time and how we practice. We are using Duolingo as a platform - we'll see how long we'll last :)

What My Child Is Reading

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Smarty's school still doesn't have a library, but at least some of her teachers are well stocked with books. Usually Smarty is able to read an entire book during her school hours using her time of finishing fast, recesses, and play practice to sneak in some reading. She said that she really enjoyed Wake Up Missing  by Kate Messner as well as Hatchet by Gary Paulsen and Holes by Louis Sachar. In addition, she found Medieval Medicine and the Plague in the library and read it as part of her research for her social studies project.

Favorite Memory of the Week

Smarty to me, "You know, my school is very big on building with things, like robots and stuff. But I don't like to build with things. I like to build with words."

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Phyllis Bergenholtz said...

I like the quote from her! Build with words, indeed! She is a beautiful young lady. It is nice that you are learning Spanish together. I hope it does last.

maryanne @ mama smiles said...

That's a great school photo! How nice that she is not bringing home homework!