Happy Valentine’s Day

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The weather finally warmed up enough to go sledding and build a snowman!

This week was the perfect time to practice friendly letter writing by making Valentines for the grandparents.

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As for the rest of the week….

The RoboTigers had a great time going to the State FLL Competition.  If you haven’t heard of FLL check out this brief overview of FIRST.   I’m so proud of E’s team and all the hard work they put in this year.

We used our car time on the way to and from the competition to listen to several podcasts about a variety of topics.  We listened to a few Freakanomics and a couple that were about the power of attitude and using encouraging words.  Since we are always talking to the kids about “choosing your attitude” it was nice to listen to the same message from someone else.  It was a really good reminder to me as well – our words are so powerful in the lives of those around us.   Another one of my favorites from the weekend was Science Friday w/ James Dyson.   Sir Dyson spoke about not only engineering and design, but the importance of making mistakes, failure, and perseverance.

We finished reading Sign of the Beaver and  How to Train Your Dragon: How to Seize a Dragon’s Jewel.  We almost finished reading How to Train Your Dragon #11: How to Betray a Dragon’s Hero.  It is going to be a long wait for the next installment in the series.  The boys also did a bit of non-fiction reading on their own.

The tooth fairy downloaded a free Minecraft mod.

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Aside from reading a ton this week, I’ve been planning activities for Engineers’ Week.  Last year I didn’t do a lot of planning, but we had a great time and learned a lot.

I also wanted to share a link passed on to me by my friend, Alicia.  Check out the USA Science and Engineering Festival that will be in Washington DC at the end of April.  It sounds really cool!

So once again Happy Valentine’s Day!  Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

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