School. Anna continues to love everything school-related. She often tells us during weekend that she can’t wait to go back to school. We had a conference with Anna’s teacher on Monday – she is doing great in all areas with science and math being her favorite subjects. We were hoping that maybe she can be with the same teacher in the first grade (she is in K portion of K-1 combo class now), but Mrs Johnson said that she will not be teaching a combo class next week, she plans to take a K class next year. Anna was a little disappointed to find out about this, but we are hoping that she will have another wonderful teacher next year.
Afterschool. We are still exploring dinosaurs. Anna played a paleontologist and put together a couple of 3D dinosaur puzzles. They were as difficult to stabilize as real dinosaur skeletons, but she worked hard on them. We also continued on our study of human body that just happened to be “bones” and Anna played a few online games about identifying bones and putting a skeleton back together.
Places we are going… We don’t have to go far to see something interesting. There is a house being completely renovated right next door to us. Anna is very interested in the progress, and she keeps watching construction from her bedroom window and commenting on the changes. We are not enjoying the noise of construction, but it would be great to have new neighbors especially since they have two children.
- Fun moments. We decorate for Easter every year. There are eggs and bunnies galore in the house. I asked Anna, Why do we celebrate Easter?
- Anna (confidently): We celebrate Jesus. He died on Easter.
- My husband: So why do we celebrate? Are we happy that he died?
- Anna (less confidently): Umm… Oh! We celebrate that he went to live in the clouds. (after some prompting she managed to remember the resurrection part, but clearly it was not the high point of the story to her).