Friday, October 22, 2010

preschool corner

Oct19_Cake

It was a very special week, since Anna turned 4 on Tuesday. I worked from home, so I could enjoy seeing Anna blowing the candles on her cake and opening her presents. Both the cake and the birthday crown were made by her papa who adores his big girl just as much as he did when she was a baby. Of course she enjoyed her presents from family, especially this dollhouse from her German grandparents. According to her, it was “the biggest present in the world”. It certainly arrived in the giant box. We gave her a family of dolls for the dollhouse, and they all moved in nicely. Apparently this dollhouse represents Little House in the Big Woods, since “stacking food for winter” already began.

Oct19_Baking

Math. We didn’t do any formal math this week, but plenty of playing games and baking. Papa and Anna baked cupcakes for her playmates, and there was measuring and counting the needed quantities. Anna was also in charge of reading the recipe and identifying the right spoons and cups needed for mixing the ingredients. She also had to count and add the kids who will come on Saturday to her birthday party.

Oct17_PaperDoll5

Arts, Crafts, Motor Skills. It was not particular crafty week considering that Anna had so many new toys to play with, but we did a fun StArt project and she also wrote her first letter to grandparents. It said simply I wot dis (I want this). She attached the page from Fisher Price catalog to it. Uh-oh, my daughter discovered the joy of toy catalogs, I’d better make sure they don’t get into her hands too often.

Oct20_Swing

Outside. It was a nice week of play for Anna. The weather is expected to turn for the worse in the end of the week, so we were trying to take advantage of the sunny afternoons and visited a couple of new parks. Mostly Anna loves to swing. She became a lot braver on the swing and finally learned to keep herself moving by pumping her legs. She also loves to collect things – we always have to negotiate just how many acorns or stones she can bring back.

I am linking this post to Preschool Corner at Homeschool Creations.

9 comments:

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

I love that her little people are stacking wood for the winter! With my children I'd now be hiding all the matches...

Ticia said...

I limit amount to what they can carry.

What a super cute dollhouse!

Christy said...

I love that dollhouse.

I bet Anna is excited to have a party with her friends.

My kids still struggle with pumping their legs on swings. I think they can do it, but just want me to push them.

The joy of toy catalogs - my kids circle half the toys in the catalog for their wish lists.

Debbie said...

That is such a nice doll house and set of dolls.

We have to negotiate how much stuff Selena can pack home too. We are still working on how to keep the swing going, though Selena has the basic idea, just putting it together.

Kim said...

Wonderful week. It's great that she can keep the swing going now. Crumpet can, but won't... We hide toy catalogs too. Although I remember reading store catalogs for hours and just loving the fantasizing about decorating my house, and having all those toys! We used to have to carry a bucket to carry all the rocks Crumpet would collect. Luckily, that phase has passed!My husband always got really mad about all the rocks in the yard!

Elle Belles Bows said...

Sounds like a great week! Happy Birthday to your angel. That dollhouse would have been my dream as a child! Kerri

SANDRA said...

I'm happy that Anna had a great birthday week. Congrats on her learning to swing all by herself! Great job Anna!

MaryAnne said...

I love Anna's letter to her grandparents! Emma has just discovered toy catalogs as well...

Happy Birthday to Anna, and I'm glad you were able to spend her birthday at home with her =)

Infant Bibliophile said...

Love the idea of a dollhouse - makes me happy to be having a little girl. I know my little boy would love it, too. And with Anna's wonderful story telling, I can just imagine how it will inspire her.