Sunday, October 9, 2011

Oct5_AllAboutMeSchool. All kindergarteners in Anna’s school are expected to make an “All About Me” poster and share it with the class. Anna happened to be the first to share this week. She had no problem deciding how to complete the prompts. I loved her response to when I grow up question. She wants to be a librarian, a vet, an astronaut, a writer, a scientist and a Mom. We actually made her practice presenting her poster – it’s pretty hard even for adults not to read what they put in their presentation materials – I am sometimes guilty of that myself. We came to school for her presentation, and I thought that she did a great job. It was sweet when the teacher called on a couple of students to share what they thought about Anna. One kindergarten boy stated that Anna is the smartest kindergartener he has ever known in his whole life, which immediately prompted one other kinder state that he is smarter Smile
Afterschool. Anna’s interest in math continues. She did Dreambox pretty much every day and also kept asking for “math worksheets”. The worksheets come from the book, Math for the Gifted Student, Grade 1. She loves this book because each page is different, and there is little to none repetition. I like that she is able to figure out the math sentence from the word problem and then work independently with manipulatives if she can’t solve it in her head.
Favorite moments were moments of play. I finally got a playdoh out on a warm Sunday afternoon, and Anna spent a couple of hours making monsters and then making food for monsters. She also fed me a delightful dinner in the park. Another favorite moment was going to the hospital to meet a brand new baby in our close circle of friends.

Quote of the week: I am going to write a story next weekend. It’s going to be called "A Great Race”. Frog and Turtle are going to race. To be fair they will be driving race cars. Turtle is a slow driver, but Frog decided to take a nap in the middle of the race, because Turtle was so far behind. So, see, it’s going to be just like Tortoise and Hare, but with race cars.
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An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

I like her version of the Tortoise and the Hare - very creative!

MaryAnne said...

I also like Anna's story! Emma made a poster like this for being "star of the week", but I don't think she had to present it.

I like Anna's play dough monsters! We'll have to do this soon!

Ticia said...

And then after 20 years of school she starts working :)

Lovingmama said...

Wow - presenting in front of a group is a biggie! You must be proud. My K is the total opposite about math and would rather spend the afternoon writing or crafting!

Nicole {tired, need sleep} said...

There is a Berenstain Bears book about a race kind of like the one Anna is going to write next weekend. :) She might enjoy it - it's called the The Big Road Race or something like that.

She is doing so great with Math; good for her being able to figure all those things out on her own or working on her own with manipulatives to figure it out.

Oh how I wish I could have heard her presentation! I'm sure it was brilliant. And I'm sure she is the smartest Kindergartener too, no matter what that other little boy says. ;)

Debbie said...

I have to check out that math book. I love Selena's take on the Tortoise and Hare! That looks like one awesome About Me board she made!

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

I love the story about Anna's "All About Me" project! I bet her presentation was fun to watch :)

Those playdough monsters are so cute, and I think her story is great!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love her story idea! I hope she draws pictures for it too.

Julie said...

I love the story about her presentation at school. That little boy's comment is so cute about her being the smartest kindergartner he's ever known! Sounds like you had a nice week.

Kelly said...

She sounds like she is doing well with kindergarten! Looks like a wonderful week.
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Elise said...

Anna must have loved having you there to see her do her presentation. The poster she made looks amazing.

Play dough monsters sound like fun, perfect for Halloween.

MommyLabs said...

Loved reading all about Anna's presentation and how confidently she handled it. Public speaking and presenting gives me the chills till date!
And that story - your Anna is a brilliant little girl, I must say :)
Those playdough monsters are outstanding! We have to make something like those..