Saturday, May 19, 2018

Mother's Day

I really enjoyed Mother's Day this year. Smarty made me beautiful presents, and she was super sweet and super cuddly all day long. In general, as I predicted, she was in a good mood all week with the pressure of Open House projects behind her and no major deliverables due except her math class. She is making good progress on it, with just one unit left, and she hopes to complete it by the last full week of school, so, hopefully, we can add this 9th grade class to her transcript.

Sexual Health Curriculum

Smarty's science teacher has convinced us to let her take the sexual health course, after all. Her main point was that Smarty is going to be exposed to more stuff, simply because she is surrounded by older kids, and it would be good for her to know what they are going through and to be more prepared to deal with any sort of unwanted attention. From what she is saying, the curriculum is very... thorough. We had to have some discussions about how many things that might look very gross now will look quite different when she is older and is in loving relationship with someone. I am still split about whether it was wise to let her attend, but she does not seem to fixate on the content, so hopefully it was not a giant mistake that will scar her for life.

A New Hobby

Smarty is suddenly very interested in learning how to give a proper massage. She studied this book extensively, and I am very willing to be her test subject. In fact, we both sleep so well after about 30 minutes of relaxing massage :) I hope she continues this hobby, because I am certainly enjoying getting a massage every day!

Exploring Math

Smarty stumbled on Brilliant.org following the link from TED Talks site. I will write about Brilliant in a separate post, but Smarty was enchanted by all the specialty courses available there. She loves probability and statistics, so she is very interested in Games of Chance and also in Logic courses.

What My Child Is Reading

Smarty is still fascinating by Lorien Legacies series. She read all the companion books and keeps re-reading the main books. It's been a while since she really got into the series like that, the last one being The Ranger's Apprentice series by John Flanagan, and I am glad that she is currently completely off Minecraft obsession and back to reading books.

Your Turn

How was your week?

1 comments:

Ticia said...

My boys got around that by getting into some of the Minecraft books... I'm checking out the first series you mentioned.