We had a great week even though the weather was changing wildly – from mid 80s to mid 50s with rain and then back to sunny again. Anna’s preschool theme was Dinosaurs, and she enjoyed it a lot. It was good to be outside without wearing sweaters and to have a warm and sunny weekend for a change. Naturally we spent a lot of time outside enjoying our Planet Earth.
Reading and Phonics. Anna read to me Father Bear Comes Home – another delightful book from Little Bear series. I think now we read through all of them. She also read to me Rabbits and Raindrops recommended by Nicole at Tired, Need Sleep. I assume that she read all other books that we brought from the library, since she only wanted me to read them to her once and then she said that she could read them herself. We also finished Advanced Book 7 in Progressive Phonics – we will have to hit “old phonics books” soon, since Anna is not quite ready to stop her “reading words” tradition.
Fine Motor Skills. Lately Anna developed a little more interest in coloring. I found an excellent coloring book of hidden pictures in $1 section of Michael’s. Anna first reads the text, then tries to find the objects and then colors them. She also entertained herself by cutting and gluing many scraps of paper together this week “creating beautiful art for her school”.
Field Trips. Here we are, hanging out near Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco. Of course, we took Anna to San Francisco before, but last time was more than a year ago, so she forgot all about it. We had fun walking along Fisherman Wharf, watching sea lions and seeing many ships – old and new. Anna enjoyed this experience so much that we are looking forward to more trips with her.
Play. We had the first really warm day last Sunday. It could only mean one thing – water play! We both missed it, and Anna had a blast. What is the best way to celebrate Earth than run barefoot, get as dirty as possible and then wash yourself off with a water hose? I love to see her all excited about being outside and how she finds more things to do on her own there.
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