Monday, March 26, 2012


Mar25_BunnySchool. 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).


An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

It sounds like you've had some very interesting after school time. I wonder if there are any dinosaur themed Easter books? Maybe that would be a stretch :)

Phyllis said...

Do you ever find that she is tired after school and doesn't want to do more learning activities? We had that when Alex was in school.

MaryAnne said...

That is fantastic that Anna adores school so much! Emma enjoys school, but she likes her time away from school too.

Building projects are always fascinating, but I am grateful not to have one next door!

Ticia said...

Actually I think there is a dinosaur Easter book, but I can't remember the name of it.

New neighbors are always very exciting!

Elise said...

3D dinosaur puzzles sound very interesting and something I think my children would enjoy.

It is fabulous that Anna has such a dedicated teacher and one that you are very pleased with. It's a shame that she does not plan on staying in the combo class. Hopefully Anna wil enjoy her new first grade teacher and still have the love for school that she currently possesses.

Mom and Kiddo said...

I'm sure the boys would love it if they could watch construction from our window. Last week New Kid sat for nearly an hour watching a road being repaved. (I was happy to be able to sit down for a while!)

Debbie said...

Reading about Anna's interest in watching the construction made me chuckle, thinking back to when the neighbor was redoing his roof. Selena loved to watch, but was so worried that they were destroying his entire house.

Melissa @ The Chocolate Muffin Tree said...

Great that Anna loves school so much! My daughter loves school too. I definitely agree that you do not need to go far to see something interesting. Whether it is just observing the trash collectors or observing worms in the garden.

Kim @ The Educators Spin On It said...

It's the time of year as we start to think about next year, I'm sorry to hear her teacher is continuing with her. I'm sure she will find a great teacher next year. We had to watch our school being built for an entire school year so I totally get the wanting to watch contruction phase of childhood.

Julie said...

So will Anna be in a combo K-1 class next year or just 1st? That's great that she can watch the construction from her room. We have tons of house construction all around us, but not on our street. Of course, that's probably good since we don't have the noise!