Saturday, December 2, 2017

Highlights of the Week

On Sunday, we said Goodbye to grandparents, and started gearing up for Christmas season. We were a little worried on how Smarty will be able to get up for school after a week of going to bed late and waking up late, but she surprised us by getting up and getting ready easily and with a cheerful attitude. I have scheduled my PMP exam for mid December and continue to prepare for it, while my husband is rushing to complete his current project hoping to take most of December off.


Smarty is really enjoying school right now. She feels that her teachers are taking her seriously and her work appears interesting and meaningful to her. She is enjoying science and social studies, and we have a lot of interesting discussions at home about the topics they are covering (chemical bonds and Islam). She adores her PE teacher and performs amazing feats when he challenges her - such as 7 and 10 minute plank (he promised to fulfill one Starbucks order for the kids who can do 10 minute plank, and she was one of 7 kids in her class who rose to this challenge). For her Innovation Hour time, she plans to join the tech challenge for the rest of the year - it would be great for her, because tech challenge is heavily based on solving real problems through team work.

After School

Smarty is really loving her taekwondo practice, but a couple of weeks ago she twisted her left knee a little bit and was complaining of knee pain every practice since then. I looked it up online, and it looks suspiciously like a mild medial ligament sprain (MCL injury). I let her skip one practice this week, and ordered a supporting brace for her to wear for the next few weeks of taekwondo. Hopefully, she heals quickly and can still make it to the next belt testing in late December.

What My Child Is Reading

We did not make it to the library this week, but Smarty found The Scorch Trials by James Dashner in the school library and inhaled it in one day. She is also reading Molecules by Theodore Gray.
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Favorite Memory This Week

Smarty spent several hours this week secretly making me this origami Advent calendar (you can see in the first image of this post). She told me that it also doubles as an early birthday present from her to me. I love that she put so much imagination and effort into it.

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Phyllis Bergenholtz said...

I really enjoy reading about your family's weeks because they are so different than ours, and yet we both care about our kid (s) a lot. A fresh perspective.

maryanne @ mama smiles said...

I hope Smarty's knee heals quickly! Is that an advent calendar in the top photo?