Out of this world

After a rather challenging transition to first grade (which in true Ava fashion lasted roughly three times longer than it needed to), Ava has settled in nicely. Her teacher creates a special work plan with additional projects for her each month; some are completed during free time at school, and others are done at home.

She’s created and delivered about five PowerPoint presentations, crafted a constellation model from a shoe box and a flashlight, and written a number of poems and short stories. Last week, she and Bryan worked together to create a model of the solar system. The sytrofoam planets orbit around the sun on repurposed wire hangers, and there’s even a little tinfoil moon next to the earth.

Ava is dismayed I don’t know more about Mars, but at least all of this planetary talk is rubbing off on someone: Olivia just correctly defined the solar system. Hopefully she’ll retain that knowledge for a least a couple of years.


3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Rebecca's Mom on May 5, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    Oh, my goodness, Ava! The things you know make my head spin! I am so impressed! Keep up the good work!

  2. Posted by Laura on May 5, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    Heavens to Betsy! I am shocked by how grown up Ava is. Shocked! What a smart, beautiful girl you are raising.

  3. Posted by Karyl on May 6, 2012 at 5:46 am

    Ava looks so proud – as well she should be! What an amazing thing – I do not know how to do a power point presentation – maybe I will have Ava teach me how to do one!

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