Anna is 3 years 7 months old
I am writing this review on a plane carrying me to UK. This week started with Anna being really sick – probably she got the same virus that both of us brought from our cruise. We are blessed with a fairly healthy child, and it was very hard for me to see her feverish, lethargic and weak. This picture is taken when I tried to get some Pedialyte into her, and she was fighting against it. Luckily, rehydration worked, and she was even able to start her summer camp on Monday. I am happy to report that she feels a lot better now, and I hope that she will enjoy her special time with papa.
Reading. I am afraid we are running out of bookshelf space in Anna’s room again. It doesn’t help that she usually reads about a dozen books at the same time and insists that they have to be where she wants them to be. She always craves new books even though she has her favorites. She enjoyed this Fancy Nancy book a lot – she could read it easily, but it’s by far not the same Level 1 as, say, Biscuit books. We have some fights over long words (like planetarium) – she tends to skip the words that she doesn’t recognize instantly. She is able to read them fine if I make her stop and sound them out.
Math. Once Anna felt better, we could spend a few minutes here and there revisiting measurements (an episode from Sid the Science Kid helped too). I pulled out a measurement tape, and she wanted to know how many T-Rexes will fit in our picture (about a quarter, maybe?). I also measured her with a tailor tape, because my mom plans to make a sweater for her. It led to an interesting hands-on discussion how in Europe where we come from the length is measured in centimeters and in inches.
Science and social studies. We had dinosaurs in various forms for science – Anna is still very much fascinated with them. I will write more about it in my Science Sunday post. We read books about our flag for history, but this topic didn’t really engage her too much. And she watched a lot of Sid the Science Kid – it’s the only thing that she wants to watch.
Fine Motor Skills. Not a whole lot of art happened here. She grudgingly made a Father’s Day card (I hope she won’t forget to give it to her papa on Sunday), but spent a little bit of time playing with playdoh. She still has no interest whatsoever in writing, but her new preK teacher has assured me that the situation will be much different a year from now. I guess we’ll wait and see.
Creativity/Problem Solving. I love to see “flashes of brilliance” when Anna makes things completely on her own out of available materials. On her first day in a new classroom she told me that there is a house there with babies and high chairs. So during her quiet time she made her own high chair for her doll by turning one of her wooden chairs upside down and propping it against the shelf. She also trapped a hapless “baby” in a “high chair” with a pile of books that she plans to use to teach baby how to read. I thought I have a picture of this, but I guess it’s still on my camera back home.
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