We had an interesting week despite occasional displays of moody behavior and bursts of open disobedience. We don’t take well to disobedience, so there was more crying and less privileges than usual. This storm finally passed by Wednesday, and Anna was back to her cheerful and cooperative self. We had a fun trip last Saturday, and you are welcome to try and guess looking at this picture where we went. Then come back for my Science Sunday post on Monday and check to see if you are right :) My husband also took Anna for her first dental appointment on Tuesday. She was completely unfazed by it, probably because she knew quite well what to expect due to all the books about dentists that we read. She was almost looking forward to having a cavity, but luckily she had none. Her favorite parts were watching a Dora movie and getting a new sticker, toothbrush and toothpaste in the end of the visit.
Reading. We had a very nice reading week with a lot of picture books that were on Anna’s reading level. Visit What My Child Is Reading tomorrow to see our picks. I also had her read The Magic Tree House to me (we are now reading the first book again by her request), but she always “delegates” chapter books back to me after one page of reading.
Math. We had a lot of fun with math lately and Anna still insists on doing K Math at Time4Learning every day. I have to say that even though we both still dislike certain quirks of user interface, this program is great in offering short and “finite” activities that can be fit right after dinner, so we finally fell into a math routine. I am also amused with how quickly Anna had mastered both trackpad and mouse – for some reason I expected it to be a lot more painful. We have finished “measurements” chapter and played a lot with various measurement tools and money.
Arts & Crafts. Anna did more unprompted arts and crafts this week using her new oil pastels and notepad. I like it when she first plans what she wants to draw, then she applies herself a lot more. She still first draws and then interprets her drawings most of the time. She also made a fun shape family on her own and attempted to make paper planes.
Play. Our self-made castle (still undecorated) gets a lot of play. Well, to be honest, the Playmobil knights get a lot of play. Since Anna doesn’t like conflict, the knights are best friends. Sometimes they fight “invisible bad guys”, but mostly they go on a quest for a missing cookie, make presents to each other and, of course, feast together. They also got additional accessories – hair bands.
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