Saturday, June 29, 2019

  • It was a week of a high school STEM camp for Smarty in a local community college. She enjoyed it quite a bit despite not being able to connect to other kids in her classes (more on this in a separate post)
  • Smarty's favorite part of the camp was genetically modifying E. coli bacteria to resist a specific antibiotic and to glow under UV light.
  • My least favorite part of the camp was driving through morning and afternoon rush hour traffic. Despite summer, the traffic was still really bad in the morning, and I am grateful that I usually don't drive to work between 8 am and 9 am.
  • At home, Smarty mostly watched her favorite YouTube channels (some cooking channels and Good Mythical Morning), but she also worked on a birthday gift for her father and carried on with her Precalculus. She is pretty close to being done and keeps telling me how much she loves trigonometry topics.
  • We caught up with recorded So You Think You Can Dance episodes and looking forward to the shift from auditions to the next step of the show. 

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I am actually not sure what Smarty is reading at the moment, but she talked me into reading Magemother by Austin J. Bailey. This is one of her favorite series. I enjoyed Book 1 quite a bit, but Smarty was blown away with how I could predict what happens next, so it gave us a lot of opportunities to talk about attentive reading, because the clues were widely available in the text.

Your Turn

How was your week?


MaryAnne said...

I loved trigonometry as a teen!

I'm curious to hear more about the camp...

Ticia said...

Driving in rush hour does sound rather blah to me as well.

I'm gonna go check out the YouTube channel and the book you commented on.