Friday, June 25, 2010

 June25_Scooter This week was essentially a week of “life school” for Anna. It’s been a while since she and papa spent a week without me. They both did well despite the fact that Anna got an ear infection the day after I left. Antibiotics helped her quickly this time, and the rest of the week was rather uneventful. My husband signed her up for a library reading program in the beginning of the week. The goal is to read 40 books over the summer, and he already recorded 22 books over 5 days. No lack of reading motivation here – in fact, Anna keeps saying that reading is what she likes best, and it’s probably true. But she also really took to her new scooter. She got it from our neighbor’s son, and she loves it a lot more than her tricycle She is still getting a hang of it, but I could see today that she is very enthusiastic about riding it. She also said that she and papa practiced math, mostly through baking. She knows now what 1/2 and 1/4 means, and I got a very tasty cake as a special “welcome back” present. Her new plan for life is to become a baker.

I am certainly glad to be home. I am hoping that I overcome a jet lag this weekend, and the life will settle back to our normal schedule quickly.

9 comments:

Ticia said...

She looks so cute on her scooter! My kids love their scooters, and it's been a rather enduring love.

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

I like your library's goal of 40 books. Our reading program lets the children put one ticket in for a drawing, for every 4 hours of reading they do. It's okay for the older children, but it takes a LOT of easy reader books to make 4 hours for the younger ones! But then, I don't think that would be a problem for Anna, either - and she bakes too...maybe you should send her to us for a while :)

I'm glad you made it home safely.

Pathfinder Mom said...

Glad your back!

Scooters are fun as long as they get the whole turning thing down. LOL

TB had an ear infection this week, too. Not fun!

Debbie said...

She looks so cute on her scooter. I love your libraries reading summer goal. Our's is just Splash into reading, then list your favorite books and draw a picture on the back or write a poem. They have a prize drawing, and then every child who returns a little ticket during July and August gets a free book. No real reading goal.

Welcome back!

Joyful Learner said...

Welcome back! Cute photo! We just finished our 20 books or more requirement. I'm curious what free book she'll get! I haven't really made it a point about our reading log...last year she was a little too easy for the prize. She already loves to read for reading sake so I don't want to mess with that! I, on the other hand, is now motivated to win a free mixer. I'm trying to get through my books quickly so I can submit my form. Terrible, I know. I hope I win. I really want a mixer...maybe it'll get me to bake more?

Christy said...

I'm glad you made it home safely. Collin is almost six and he still prefers his scooter over his bike. He has a lot of trouble pedaling for some reason. Reagan, however, loves her bike and is a bit of a daredevil (scares me a lot!) - she loves hills and she loves to ride without holding the handlebars!

Kim said...

Welcome home! I'm glad to catch up with Anna's progress. Glad she's enjoying the baking and scooter! We have a goal of 20 books at our library - Crumpet is pretty excited about the idea of a prize at the end. We read 16 this week, so next week should finish it!

MaryAnne said...

Good luck with your jetlag. I need to sign the kids up for our library's reading program - thanks for the reminder!

Mom and Kiddo said...

We also signed up for the library summer reading program. The amount of books you are meant to read is ridiculously small compared to the number of books Kiddo actually reads!