Pumpkin Decorating

I took Adventurer Jr. III to a pumpkin decorating session. Each kid was given a small pumpkin and a kit for decorating it. Adventurer Jr. III did all the things himself for the pumpkin. When everyone was done, they got a pumpkin muffin and a little cup of pumpkin soup for snack. Adventurer Jr. III loved the pumpkin soup, so I asked for the recipe. It was a fun event.

A fun Saturday in the Summer of 2015

Adventurer Jr. III had a swim lesson in the morning. We had yummy rice noodles for lunch at home. After we rested for a while, we went to see Jurassic World at the movie theater. Mr. Adventurer tempted to buy some popcorn at the movie theater, I stopped him. The movie was entertaining and intense at times. Everyone enjoyed it without the distraction of eating or drinking. Adventurer Jr. III was quietly seeing the movie the entire time. This was the … Continue reading >>

2015 Math Olympiad

Adventurer Jr. II completed his last Math Olympiad test and scored a perfect five again. The series of tests started last November with five questions, and each month thereafter, he took another test. All scores from the five tests were added up and ranked. He and another student had 25 points (five perfect tests with five points each) and ranked number one for his school. This is the first time in nine years any student from his school had a … Continue reading >>

2015 State MathCOUNTS Competition

Adventurer Jr. competed at the state MathCOUNTS competition. The top four from Sprint and Target rounds were qualified to go to Nationals in May. Even though none of the students from his school placed above top 43, I’m still very proud of him and his school. His school ranked 19th out of 31 teams. He ranked 59th out of 191 students. He had the highest score/ranking from his school. This was his last time participating in MathCOUNTS. Now, Adventurer Jr. is moving on to … Continue reading >>

New Running Shoes

Tomorrow, track and field will start for Adventurer Jr. He needs a new pair of casual/running shoes since his old ones are unusable. He purchased a cool pair at Dick’s for $100. We thought we had a $100+ Dick’s gift card, but actually had only $30 left because we used it last November for a coat. With a coupon, we paid $60 for the shoes out of the door. After Adventurer Jr. got home, he placed the shoes in a track … Continue reading >>

2015 Second Invitational Middle School Academic Challenge Competition

Adventurer Jr. competed at another Invitational Middle School Academic Challenge game. Academic Challenge Teams from his school defeated 28 other teams from the state to win 1st and 3rd places. There were 138 students that participated in the tournament. Adventurer Jr. ranked the 12th out of all 138 and won the All Tournament Second Team award!

2015 First Invitational Middle School Academic Challenge Competition

Adventurer Jr. competed at an Invitational Middle School Academic Challenge game. His Academic Challenge Team defeated 17 other schools from the state to win 1st place. There were 112 students that participated in the tournament. Adventurer Jr. ranked the 18th out of all 112 and won the All Tournament Honorable Mention award!