But then something changed. She slowly became braver. She would sometimes let water touch her face (as long as she had goggles). We decided to take hold of this new found bravery and signed her (and her sisters) up for swim lessons again. This past Summer, they spent 30 minutes a day, four days a week learning how to swim. By the end of the summer, all my girls were swimming on their own without fear.
When school started, Dizzle decided that she wanted to join the swim team. But, since she had never done it before, she needed to test out of two more levels of lessons before she could. We talked about it and told her that if she could do it before the first of the year, she could join the team for the winter season.
And Dizzle did just that.
On Monday, she had her first swim team practice. She was beyond nervous, even if she tried to hide it.
|waiting for her lane assignment ...|
|Tired but exhilarated ...|
New Math - So, the other day, Dizzle came home with this worksheet.
I looked at it and couldn't understand why all these questions, with proper and correct answers were marked wrong. The last time I checked, multiplication was subject to the commutative property, yet her paper was covered in red.
|new math is stupid ...|
I'm just baffled. This isn't the first time Dizzle has had math work marked wrong when she answered correctly, but presented her work "incorrectly". Isn't the point that the child learn the material? Why does the method matter all that much?
Rev3 Excitement - If you haven't heard, Rev3 is expanding it's race series to Mexico and earlier this week, the location and date of the event was finally announced.
Ixtapa, Mexico. October 24th. Talk about awesome. I think a destination race weekend is in store.
In other Rev3 news, a sneak peek of our team kits, which were produced by Pearl Izumi, was released today.
I am in love. I thought last year's kits were amazing, but these are even better (plus, black is slimming). I can't wait to race in it!