School. 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
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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