Friday, March 26, 2010

Anna is 3 years 5 months old


It was a much better week for adults in the house. Both my husband and I have left our nasty cold behind and have more energy. Anna had a bit of a running nose, but it doesn’t seem to slow her down much. The weather was beautiful this week, so we didn’t do much learning. Instead we spent time outside. The fascinating part about this picture is that daughter is wearing a dress. It’s the first dress that was ever approved by all three of us, and Anna was very pleased to wear it as much as she could this week. Her theme in school was, appropriately enough, Spring, and she brought home some interesting art pieces.

Magic School Bus Sleeps for the Winter

Reading and Phonics. Anna spends her mornings and nap times reading on her own. Her last library choices were several Clifford books. She skips some longer words, but I asked her questions about the stories, and she could answer them, so she comprehends what she reads fairly well. Together we finished Little Bear series and read one of Magic School Bus early readers. It’s not exactly in season, but Anna personally chose it in the library.

Each Orange Had 8 Slices

Our Math was slow this week, since the weather was so nice. We read a couple of math books and played with our manipulatives. We also played in randomly choosing a number and looking for this number of flowers, leaves, rocks, twigs – kind of a scavenger hunt. Anna was not terribly interested in this activity though, but I have some thoughts on how to mix it up in the future.


Geography/History. This week we were focusing on the history of Passover holiday with books and an art project. Anna, however, was interested in how the day and night times are different around the globe. She often asks us what time it is now at Babushka and Dedushka’s place (3 hours away) and at Oma and Opa’s place (9 hours away from us). She was happy to watch the flashlight/globe demonstration yet again.


Arts and Crafts. This is my favorite picture of Anna from this week. She is just her messy care-free self here. With a better weather we took some of our art projects outside and rediscovered the chalk. I love doing craft activities outside using the things that we find in nature – I plan a post on Sunday on this.

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Kim said...

So glad you are all well at last, and that you got to spend some time outdoors!

Christy said...

Nice week. R insists on wearing dresses every day; she would love the dress Anna is wearing in that photo. I look forward to reading your post on Sunday - sounds good.

MaryAnne said...

Love that last picture of Anna, she looks very sweet.

And the dress is cute! We had gorgeous weather last week, but snow this morning!

Debbie said...

I am glad everyone is feeling better. I love that last picture of Anna outside with her chalk. The dress is so cute on her as well!

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Outdoor art is great - I look forward to your weekend post!

sbswtp said...

Glad you are feeling better :) What a busy week you had! So fun :)

Rebecca said...

We love the Magic School Bus. And playing with chalk :)

Cindy said...

A math scavenger hunt sounds interesting and fun. We have to do that one.

Pathfinder Mom said...

The Magic School Bus early readers were a big hit here, too. Yay for the great weather!!

Ticia said...

Glad you're feeling better!
That's a great picture of Anna at the top, she looks so happy!

Our Country Road said...

We had those nasty colds here, too. Glad to hear you are feeling better. Thank you for the book suggestion, it looks really neat!