May finally brought consistent good weather. It looks like we went from heater to an air conditioner in a matter of one week. Hopefully, once our insulation is installed upstairs as well, Anna’s room will stop becoming unbearably hot in the afternoon once the sun shifts to her side of the house. Anna’s theme in preschool was Safety, and we learned about Cinco de Mayo and Mexico at home.
Reading and Phonics. This week my husband installed a reading light next to Anna’s bed, because she keeps sneaking out of bed for more books to read, and we don’t want her to ruin her eyesight. She was very pleased with it, and before we go to bed we usually go in and dig her sleeping body from under a pile of books. She is reading now Arthur series by Lilian Hoban. I didn’t like this book too much – in my opinion Arthur is a brat that is very unkind to his sister. Anna, however, chose to keep it home for another week.
Math. Anna had terrific time playing Measure Me game with me. She has a good grasp of measuring length and width. She was also making a backyard collection on the sticky paper counting all her finds before putting them in. We played estimating game trying to guess the number of blocks in the towers she built. The spookiest thing is that she always got the exact right number – and we are talking about tall towers – 15 blocks or more. Maybe I should ask her to “predict” winning lottery numbers next.
Science. We had a lot of fun learning more about the Dead Sea – how its salt makes us float and we also played with dirt learning to make a perfect mud pie. It’s not as easy as you might think :) We also had a rare opportunity to investigate hands-on the layers of our house walls – the frame, the sheetrock wall, insulation and siding. Very illuminating, even for me.
Fine motor skills and crafts. It was not a crafty week – mostly because I was in the mood for cooking when I was coming from work. Anna is not interested at all in writing – I even tried bribes to get her into it. I guess despite the fact that she is 3.5 now, her time to write didn’t come yet. She does draw a little on her magnetic board, but mostly stick figures, not letters.
Field Trips. On Saturday we visited our local amusement park for toddlers – Gilroy Gardens. The weather was perfect, and the park was not overcrowded. Anna really enjoyed her favorite rides, since she knows what to expect by now. She also paid a lot more attention to plants and flowers this time and had a lot of questions on bamboo.
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