Sunday, January 8, 2012

imageWelcome to the new year of our Afterschool Blog Hop! It’s officially hosted today by MaryAnne at Mama Smiles. Jan5_Chocoloate

School. Anna was very excited to start school on Tuesday even though all of us had a hard time starting our days early again. She was happy that they had a music class on the first day, and an “Art Vista” program (led by parent volunteers) on Friday where they learned to make clay animals. She also was excited to get “Outstanding” in behavior one day this week – this is the first time ever she got to “Outstanding” which is not given lightly by her teacher. She asked to celebrate by eating part of that giant chocolate Santa in the picture. Unfortunately, she missed one day of school already – I was asked to pick her up on Wednesday because she was throwing up, and we held her back home on Thursday to stay safe. Luckily, she got back to normal after sleeping for 18 hours straight from Wednesday late afternoon to Thursday morning.

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Afterschool. Somehow we didn’t do much this week (or so it feels). Anna had a playdate one night (mostly they were racing their hex bugs in a maze), then she was sick, then we had a library night where we usually spend at least an hour. On Friday we played a couple of games of checkers and cooked together. Anna loves to cook and can be a great helper if she is in a good mood and wanting to help.

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Places we are going. We had our first field trip of the year on Saturday – to San Francisco Zoo. I will write a separate post on it, but the weather was perfect for a trip, and we let Anna be in charge this time and decide where she wants to go. Not surprisingly, her main objective was Children’s Zoo where she got to brush and feed farm animals.

10 comments:

Kelly said...

Sorry to hear she was sick! Her chocolate Santa looks so good and she definitely looks like she was enjoying it. Can't wait to hear about your zoo visit.
Kelly, Little Wonders' Days

Susan said...

I'm sorry Anna was sick, but it does sound like otherwise the week was a good one. The zoo trip sounds like fun :)

Mom and Kiddo said...

Glad Anna is feeling better! I'm curious, does the school have an art teacher or is all the art run by parents?

MaryAnne said...

My kids would love to brush farm animals! They can feed them here, but they've never been allowed to brush them =)

This sounds like a nice week. I'm glad Anna's sickness didn't last too long. Lily was sick this past week, but Johnny and Emma were fine.

Christy said...

How cool that the zoo allows brushing the animals!!!

Glad she is better!

Debbie said...

Congrats to Anna for getting the Outstanding award! I am glad she is feeling better, the zoo looks fun.

Julie said...

Sorry to hear she was sick but it sounds like a decent week otherwise. I look forward to hearing about your field trip!

Ticia said...

My kids are the same way about zoos. Their main objective is to get where they can touch the animals and interact with them.

I'm glad sleeping 18 hours seems to of made her better. I always feel so helpless when my kids are sick.

Kim said...

It sounds to me like you did a lot! So sorry she was sick though. Congrats to Anna on the outstanding behavior!!

Ann said...

Your are lucky you get to take advantage of your zoo membership year 'round! I love how kids can be so dramatic - haven't been to the zoo in how long?!!!