Saturday, November 11, 2017

Highlights of the Week

This week was relatively relaxed, with everyone in good health except Smarty having a slight cold. I continue my job search, with a couple of phone interviews this week and one onsite interview scheduled for the next week. Realistically, I don't think anything will happen before New Year, so I am using my free time to prepare for a Project Management Practitioner exam, which I delayed long enough. Smarty enjoyed a shorter week, because Friday was a Veterans' Day, and the school was closed.


The highlight of this week for Smarty was NaNoWriMo. Her teacher asked an entire class to sign up and set goals per student based on the amount of words they wrote during a 45-minute writing period. At first, Smarty thought that her goal for the end of the month was set too high, but she blew through it in just one week. She is already at 125% of her word count and she is still going strong with her multi-chapter realistic fiction story. I can't wait to read it when she is done.

After School

Smarty was so consumed by NaNoWriMo this week that she spent a fair bit of her free time voluntarily working on it. She is also diligently practicing for AMC8 contest that is coming up next week. She really wants to beat her last year's score of 18 points out of 25. I hope she succeeds even though I find that every year this test gets harder - the questions that used to be topics of AMC10 now pop up in AMC8 practice tests.

What My Child Is Reading

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Smarty was happy to finally lay her hands on the last book in Ender's Shadow series by Orson Scott Card. She read Shadows in Flight in a few hours and then re-read it twice for good measure. Now she is back to re-reading Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan.

Favorite Memory of the Week

Smarty to me, I can't stand people kissing in movies. It cannot be real. I will never allow anyone to attempt sucking my uvula out. 

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maryanne @ mama smiles said...

Lol re uvula sucking.

Good luck with the job search! I hope you get to do something you love with a great team.