That was a quick week, huh? I was a little nervous about WHAT exactly I was going to write about this week. Until this morning. When I took a moment, sat down and thought. (There really is something to this "reflecting" thing!)
1. The boys are responsible for doing multiple presentations a year. I haven't actually counted them all up, but this past month Spencer has had two presentations alone. I love this aspect of the Mastery Program, because it proves that they really do *know* their stuff before moving on. Each presentation involves a project subject (group or independent depending on the module), written work, and oral presentation. The student demonstrates their mastery of the subject through the written assignment, the oral presentation, the vocabulary involved, and the ability to hold a question and answer session with the class at the end. All of this is a very long-winded introduction to the fact that on Spencer's most recent presentations, he received a perfect score and an almost perfect score. THIS. IS. HUGE. While we knew this new methodology was working for him, it's really nice to have tangible proof of that. Especially after a lackluster year last year.
2. While on the school subject... Milo is going to go to school FULL days next month. Granted, we are doing it on a trial basis... but I'm optimistic about it. That was originally our "fall plan" but then a few conversations were had at school, and long story short, we are going to try it now. Spencer's probably the most excited about this development since there will be no "midday temptation" to try to leave... but I think the rest of us follow closely behind him on the excitement meter, teachers included.
3. It was Spencer Day yesterday. I mean, c'mon. What's more awesome than celebrating the day a child joined your family?!? No more words necessary. Especially since I'm trying to wrap my mind around the fact that this happened SEVEN years ago now! If you feel like a trip down memory lane... I still love this post.
4. Milo has been hysterical lately. The things that come out of his mouth are unbelievable. Such as...
[Upon hitting his head on something] "Oh! I hurted my brain!"
"I live in Mac and Cheez-its."
"People know me! I MiYo!"
And then this gem from the nanny:
[Pizza delivery was the plan for the night] Milo was waiting at the door near the end of my shift. I said Milo, "Mom is still going to be a little bit." Milo said, "No Chelshee, I'm waiting for DINNER."
If that's not a true reflection of his character... I'm not sure what is!
5. It's a toss up. We had our last KAMP [Korean Adoptee Mentoring Program] at Brown for the year. It's SUCH an amazing opportunity for both boys, and it's with SUCH a great group of kids that it deserves a whole long, mushy post all its own. Not just the random mention here and there. I've had a couple of good moments of success this week at work. After several weeks of NOT hitting it out of the ballpark... I'm going to take whatever little wins I can, wherever they may be.
And on that note, I need to go stop by work to pick up a few things. Have a great weekend!