it has been a fun & busy last week of school. we are lucky that The Mr. has been home. jovie loves her morning piggy backs and “daddy lunch”. luckier still that he has gotten to go to her 2 special days this week.
tuesday we went to hear “Park Ranger Jovie” share what she knows about Channel Islands. this was a culminating project all year where she got to choose & study a national park. this has also piqued her interest in becoming a park ranger. (she told us that after Mammoth Caves.) she constantly asks when we are going to go to California to visit her park. (interestingly enough, it is right across from Ventura beach, which is where The Mr. & i began our journey on the PCH 5 years ago!)
wednesday i went to her Mini Society Market Day. this was the culminating activity from the last month of school where all of 3rd grade earns “money”, pays rent, makes products (or services) and learns about semi-real economics. it is such a cool concept that Georgia does in 3rd grade. it would have a lot of value in high school as well, so let’s get on that! jovie’s service was to teach people how to dance. she was able to teach 2 kids what she knows. the fun part was going around and buying all the other products/services from everyone else. notebooks, pencil holders, hair bows, bookmarks & a planter were just some of the things we brought home.
after market day, The Mr. was able to come to their awards ceremony. after last year’s ceremony, jovie made the goal to have perfect attendance & straight a’s in third grade. (she also set a goal for her to have a clean desk). well 2 bouts of strep throat & a bout of the flu did not get that memo. however, we were surprised and very pleased that she met her other goal and had straight A’s for the year! (last year she missed it by one B+ in the 2nd 9 weeks).
and today, folks- is her last day of 3rd grade!! incidentally, The Mr. just showed me that she’s about to turn 9. she is literally half-way to graduate high school!! MAKE IT STOP.