School. This week has been a much smoother sailing for me and Anna. Not so much for our papa who was quite sick with the virus that Anna brought over last week. Anna was very enthusiastic about everything that was happening in school. She has a very strong class, at least on kindergarten side of it, and a lot of kids are trying to do what the first graders are doing. I see her interest in math growing every day, and I am especially excited to see her progress in writing – both in letter formation and in her desire to write without constantly thinking about spelling mistakes. She also has bi-weekly music classes in school and a weekly cooking club in her afterschool program.
Afterschool. Anna was really keen on continuing school at home this week. She didn’t seem as tired as she was last week, and she enjoyed making her first entry in her future book of “fun poems, rhymes and songs” – a poem about leaves. Then she and papa thought of various ways to draw leaves and papa scanned some of her leaves into the computer to illustrate her poem. It looks nice!
Work was OK, but my company has been in the news too much lately I wish it was something positive, like our latest and greatest products, not how often we change our CEOs.
Field trips and best moments. We are enjoying an unseasonably warm week – the last hooray of summer. On Sunday we went hiking to one of our favorite places – Castle Rock State Park. It is famous for sandstone rock formations that are appealing to serious climbers and to little kids alike (obviously not in the same places). It was wonderful to hike in the woods and observe different plants. On the way there we saw deer crossing the road in front of the car and heard many different birds chattering over our heads. It was fun to watch Anna trying to climb the trees and the rocks – she certainly got some major wiggles out!
Favorite link: Super teacher worksheets – great quality worksheets and other printables absolutely free!
Quote of the week: Anna: Mama, I think it would be good for us to go and watch a game, like a hockey game. But please bring a pen, paper and some math problems. If I am bored with the game, then I will solve some math problems to have fun.
Come and share your adventures in afterschooling – afterschool linky is hosted on Just Playing Around this week.