Highlights of the Week
This week was certainly better than the previous week. Smarty is back to being her healthy bouncing cheerful self. My husband also had some stomach problems early in the week, but he is feeling better now, and we are looking forward to a quiet weekend without much planned. I have started my job search and already had some phone interviews, but at the same time I am trying to make a point to enjoy my break and get some things at home done.
There are two weeks left in this school trimester, and Smarty still has piles of ungraded work, especially in social studies and language, because her language teacher had to go on an emergency trip due to death in her family. They had a substitute instead and continued to work on this trimester's PBL. Smarty and her partner presented their work this Friday, and Smarty said that their presentation went well. I hope they get good grades for their work, since it has a lot of weight against a final trimester grade. Smarty also practices her ukulele song for a final performance in her music elective. She will be singing, You Are Welcome from Moana. While she enjoys music, she was unhappy with this non-elected elective, because she did not learn any more ukulele techniques than she already knew. She is looking forward to an environmental advocacy elective that starts next trimester.
Because Smarty was sick last week, she missed her official day for taekwondo belt testing. She came for a make-up belt testing last Saturday, but she was still weak after several days of lying in bed and not eating anything. She could not break her board and did not pass the test. Luckily, she still had a chance of a re-test and she was determined to pass it this time. She came for an additional preparation practice on Friday and nailed her re-test today by breaking her board on the first try and earning a perfect score in sparring and in form.
What My Child Is Reading
Smarty still spends most of her free time on Scratch, so she read less than usual this week, but she did read Life, the Universe and Everything by Douglas Adams, plus some Dilbert books from our home library.
Favorite Memory of the Week
Watching Smarty painting her own face for Halloween night. She used the only phrase she says perfectly in Russian, "Ya sama!" (I can do it myself). And she was right :)
How was your week?