Friday, May 13, 2011


This is going to be a short post, since I am really short on time this week. There are major management changes at work, my boss is leaving, his boss is new to organization, his own boss is leaving – and it’s all happening in the middle of our traditional next year planning cycle. You get the picture – busy, busy, busy. Anna is mostly taking it in stride, since papa plays with her in the afternoons, and I am home to play with her just a little bit, have dinner, give her a bath, read her a book and put her to bed. She got her Kindergarten readiness evaluation from school this week – needless to say, it says that she is perfectly ready to start K.


Arts & Crafts. Anna rarely asks to do crafts, but is open to it when I have everything prepared. This flower vase, however, was an unplanned craft. I had this pretty salt shaker forever and finally gave her some pipecleaners, buttons and challenged her to make something. She really enjoyed making me a “Mother’s Day” bouquet. She also made me a card, and at school they made a body scrub out of brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla and olive oil. She was very excited to give it to me :)


Science and Social Studies. Anna had a lot of fun with our edible experiment that she organized entirely on her own. She was very fascinated this week with a story of Passover due to a book she read (I will share it tomorrow). And we started on Morocco in geography – I was hoping to do more but we will continue next week. Her favorite part so far was watching Moroccan belly dancing on YouTube and trying her own moves.


Kim said...

Of course she's ready for kindergarten. She's probably ready for 2nd grade! I'd love to see her belly dance! Good luck with all the changes at work. uggh.

Susan @ learning ALL the time!! said...

I bet the Moroccan belly dancing was funny :)
Yes, good luck with work!

MaryAnne said...

Work does not sound fun for you right now. I hope the transition goes as smoothly as possible, and that you like your new boss!

I love Anna's pipe cleaner and button bouquet =)

Debbie said...

I agree, Anna is so ready for kindergarten. Love the flowers she made for you.

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Thanks for reminding why I'm not working :) You really captured a lot of sweet smiles from Anna this week!

Julie said...

Sorry to hear work has been so crazy. Hopefully things will get back to normal soon. Funny about Anna's kindergarten readiness assessment! When does she start?

Our Homeschool Fun said...

I hope things at work straighten out for you and calm down! Good luck in the meantime.

Yeah, Anna is definitely ready for 5K and more :-).