It was a spring break week here. I took two days off in the hopes of going places and having fun outside. Unfortunately, on Monday it was pouring, and on Tuesday it was still rather cold. Oma and Opa went back to Germany on Sunday, and Anna definitely reacted to gloomy skies and change in routine – she was whiny and cranky. She didn’t want to do structured activities – she just wanted to play. In the end she ended up having a pretty full week with several playdates and a lot of time outside. By Wednesday the sun returned and Ms Crankypants turned into Ms Sunshine again.
Reading and Phonics. An I Can Read It series is popular with us, because these books are pretty much on the right reading level for Anna. She read Mouse Tales this week during our “reading together” time. She also read many other picture books and some more complex books on her own – it’s now not a matter of ability, it’s a matter of interest in a particular book. She still doesn’t like to read the books with a lot of text on the page unless we read them together. We are also going slowly through Advanced Book #7 in Progressive Phonics.
Math. We did a math scavenger hunt at home – the objective was to find various materials for an art project – 1 bottle of glue, a pair of scissors, 3 markers, etc. I will write more about it on Monday. Our math book this week was Earth Day – Hooray! that deals with big numbers. It’s level 3, so it was too advanced for Anna, but overall she understands an idea of big numbers.
Trips. On Tuesday we went for a trip to a local park that also has a working farm on premises. Anna was only mildly interested in the farm animals – she was itching to go to the playground instead. On Wednesday she went with her papa and a friend to San Jose Happy Hollow Park & Zoo that just opened after extensive renovation. A lot of fun was had by all, but the lines are still enormous.
Play. That’s how Anna’s room looks after her so-called “rest time”. She usually jumps out of her bed as soon as the door closes and spreads some books around. Then come the toys – she plays a lot with her Lego and her Playmobil, and her games are getting more and more detailed. Usually they involve either around having a picnic or around going somewhere. Sometimes it’s having a picnic while going somewhere (a big box serves as a transportation vehicle).
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