Last day of sophomore year! Since last August, this one learned chemistry, geometry, and way more than she ever intended about Romeo and Juliet. She learned journalism and was a reporter and writer for the school magazine. She took a college Spanish class, then prepared for the French and Spanish AP tests on her own and thinks she did well; since she can do nothing language-related in moderation, she also studied Mandarin and read extensively in German and Italian.
She did 30 hours of online study and passed her written driving test, and has pretty much learned to drive (many hours of road experience are still required before she takes the road test this fall). She’s a careful and confident driver. From being an inexperienced and inexpert swimmer, she learned to swim with proper strokes (her teacher said they were very clean), and to dive. For the final, she demonstrated enough endurance to swim continuously for almost an hour. No doubt some of that came from having taken up rock climbing, running, and weightlifting this year; our daughter the self-proclaimed gym rat does one or more of those three things five days a week.
No wonder she’s tired.