In our lives… Anna had a kindergarten screening on Monday. The teacher who screened her had recommended us to consider K-1 class if they have it this year. She also happens to be teaching this class. She said that Anna is perfectly ready for that class despite her entering K before 5. We’ll see what happens, but Anna loved the teacher and didn’t want to leave school. However, she does enjoy her summer camp that started this week. We kept her regular schedule there – 3 times a week until 3:30 pm.
Afterschooling proceeded without any serious planning on my part. Anna was practicing writing in her “Wipe-and-erase” books. She is convinced that she is not a good writer, and she is also convinced that she has to “learn writing” before she comes to K. She also begged me to play DreamBox again. I got a trial membership and she is breezing through the initial games. Interestingly, now she brings the level of understanding and ease that she absolutely didn’t have 6 months ago, so I am thinking of renewing my subscription.
My favorite thing was celebrating Father’s Day. Anna made papa a new photo frame, and I selected my favorite picture of the two of them together. Anna adores her father, and it always warms my heart to see the two of them engaged in something together. Anna has inherited a lot from him – his warm personality, his cuddliness and his attention to detail. Oh, and also good looks :)
Places we are going… Pool, pool and more pool! It’s been incredibly hot here this week, and we are so lucky to have a wonderful community pool (we pay membership fee for it, but it’s so worth it!). Anna loves water and a lot more fearless this year after taking swim lessons than she was last year. She still loves her swimming ring, but she at least tries gliding and diving. Her papa hopes to improve her swimming over the summer – hopefully he will accomplish this feat.
Favorite quotes. Out of the blue Anna told me that she wants to make movies when she grows up and wanted to know how she can learn to make movies. I gave her a short overview of different roles in movie making. Anna: Maybe there is a class to learn how to make movies. And different kids have different jobs.
- Me: You know, maybe next year you can go to movie making summer camp. But big kids will have big jobs, and little kids will have little jobs.
- Anna: I want a big job, so sign me up when I am six.