In our lives… We all enjoyed a long weekend even though I had to work through some of it. By the end of it Anna was telling us that she can’t wait for school to start again. On Tuesday we went for an ice-cream social in Anna’s YMCA. We had a lot of reservations signing her up, but she is doing really well in a crowd of kids ranging from K to 3rd grade. Daughter was also excited to have her first formal music class – her school has bi-weekly music instruction for all levels. She continues to enjoy school and gets better with morning routine. In other news, my project at work turned out OK, but I suspect that it’s only the beginning of a much bigger effort.
Afterschooling was flowing really well this week, since Anna got her very own desk in our office. My husband has built it out of IKEA shelf. We were doing some activities from her homework book Chicka-Chicka Boom Boom, and she was going through Lollipop Logic (recommended by Joyful Learner) on her own. She loves this book, it appeals to her a lot more than traditional workbooks that are more based on repetition.
Favorite things this week… watching my daughter try new things like rock climbing, hearing her rave about her school, her teacher and her gymnastics class. It’s sometimes hard not to be there for all of her firsts, but I love knowing that she is enjoying her new life in a big school. I also love all the love and energy that my husband is pouring into making things for Anna like her new desk or with her like smurf houses. He is also fully in charge in the morning – not an easy job when he himself is not a morning person at all. And of course I loved a long weekend and a shorter work week :)
- Favorite quote. Anna: I wish we did more studying in school. We only studied one day so far.
- Me: Umm… What do you do on other days?
- Anna: Mostly seatwork
- Me: And what did you do on the day when you were studying?
- Anna: Running around with magnifying glasses and studying things.
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