Accomplished Kids & a Cold Competition

Today was a pretty typical school day, except that I didn’t get nearly as much done as I had hoped. I failed to mention an academic milestone on Friday–Jasper finished another grade of math! Because of his dyslexia, he had fallen far behind, but he is well on his way to catching up now. I am very proud of him. He has had to work hard.

Mercy was honored last week also. As a Bible major, she was asked to be one of the founding members of a theology honors society. It is a national society, but her university is just forming a chapter. She works hard for her good grades also, and we are very proud of her.

This evening we played a game with Spencer’s phone. It has the Windows version of a program you can talk to and ask for information from. So Spencer started asking it about the weather in various locations, starting with our city, then various cities in Zambia and Europe. Somehow it turned into “let’s see where the coldest temperature is right now.” An early winner was Saskatoon, which I asked him to check out since I have friends there–it was only 3 degrees. That was colder than Iceland, Norway, and even Antarctica! It was colder than Siberia, Alaska and Finland! Finally, I told him to try Yellowknife, in Canada’s Northwest Territories, and we learned that the temperature there was an unbeatable minus 28 degrees. Sometimes being a geography nerd is fun.


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