We didn’t do much “school” this week. Anna was in a playful mood, especially after rediscovering some of her “hidden treasures” after my clean up of her play kitchen and her “workboxes”. Her theme in preschool was Authors and Nursery Rhymes. Now she keeps saying that she wants to be an author when she grows up, and we had several discussions on how books are published.
Reading week was extremely busy, since I brought back very many books from the library book sale. Some of them were early readers, and Anna just informed them that she will be reading them herself. For our “ you read to me” time she read Frog and Toad Are Friends, another book from Arnold Lobel. I don’t think Anna liked it much, because Toad is quite grumpy. She also read A Baseball Ballerina. Anna didn’t have problems with words, but a lot of problems with comprehension of this story, especially since it’s written in the first person, and she is not used to this style.
Math. We made Moon Cookies together and enjoyed the whole process a lot (including licking batter). Anna read me a recipe and handled some of the measuring and mixing. She loves baking so much that I made a new resolution to try and do it more often. She also read a book Starting Off with Counting which even made it to her short list of winning library books (books that she could keep for another week)
“Independent Studies”. One night Anna suddenly grabbed her My Own Human Body book that happens to reside in our office (I am not sure why) and announced that she wants to learn more about human body. Then she proceeded to read it to herself and told us excitedly about some facts from the book. Since she seems to overcome her fear of skeletons (at least for now), we might focus more on human body since this is one subject that fascinates her very much.
Art. A lot of art (at least a lot for us) happened this week – several painting sessions outside for our study of Israel, making books with papa, trying different craft kits from Michael’s (check out colored sand $1 kit that allows to paint with color, it’s really great!). But my favorite moments were when Anna was just taking something from her art box and sitting down to making unstructured art. It’s another sign that my girl gets bigger and more independent in how she spends her time.
Play. As always, we had “picnics galore” inside and outside. The whole house became a pirate ship at some point, and there was a lot of dinosaur games. Anna is still trying to figure out how she feels about dinosaurs, but there was a lot of running away from T-Rex and a lot of discussions whether he is really dead and therefore cannot get to us.
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