Highlights of the Month
1. Making a School Choice for the Next Year
Smarty attended an interesting art seminar through our local community of gifted kids. They learned to make zentangles and received a nice zentangles kit to keep making them at home. She now spends some time every night creating her zentangle tiles - she says that it helps her relax and get ready for bed.
3. Getting over Sicknesses
4. Watching the Olympic Games
Image Courtesy: Time.comWe enjoyed watching Olympic Games coverage by NBC and getting introduced to many new winter sports. We have a privilege of rooting for four different countries at once - USA, Germany, Belarus, and Russia, so usually we could find someone from our "favorite countries" getting a medal on every given day. Smarty was fascinated to learn that a young winner of ladies' figure skating Alina Zagitova is only 15 year old, and we had a lot of interesting conversations on what it takes to be an Olympic athlete. For the record, Smarty has absolutely no desire to invest this heavily in any sport or, in fact, in any other activity. She is still searching for her passion.
Goals for March 2018
The word of the month is to Reach. Smarty will attempt a big goal of taking SAT as a 7th grader. She worked hard (for her) by spending about 30 min a day since December on Khan Academy or on Math SAT preparation book that I bought for her. I helped explaining some math topics to her - trigonometry caused some tears initially, but the very next day she was tackling all SAT trigonometry problems without hesitation. I am very curious to see how she will do. I will reach by stepping in to lead a pretty challenging and complex project at work and working with very senior people in the organization to make it successful. And we will all reach to try and spend more time with our friends.
What are your March plans?