Sunday, April 15, 2012

Mouse Grows Mouse Learns


School. It was a spring break week. Anna spent it in a spring break camp in her YMCA and had a blast despite an unusually rainy and cold weather. Luckily, they had a non-rainy day when they had their field trip to a local park for children called Happy Hollow where they got to pet animals, ride the rides and play on the playground until they were ready to drop. We were letting her wake up whenever she wanted this week. It only meant about 30 minutes later than usual school time, but she was more rested and very happy with her activities. She kept complaining though that she misses school – she can’t wait to go back on Monday.

Apr8_TreeHouseAfterschool. We had a very busy weekend last week with Easter celebrations. There were a lot of new experiences this week including climbing the tree for the first time. I was strewing various invitations to writing around the house including a new mailing station, “to do” list templates and Mad Libs Junior. Mad Libs was a huge hit, and we played through most of the book by now.


Places we are going. Anna had two big trips this week to Happy Hollow with school and to Exploratorium in San Francisco with papa and a family of her best friend. She really loves new experiences. All three kids were very tired but very happy after their Exploratorium trip, and Anna can’t wait to come again. She also had a dentist visit (all is well, no cavities!)


Quote of the week: On Friday evening: Mama, I went to three of my favorite places today – a dentist, a hairdresser and YMCA. There was only one thing that could have made this day better – going to school! I am so glad that spring break is over, and I cannot bear the thought of summer break, except that I will get to go to Babushka.

Thank you all for joining Afterschool last week. My favorite post last week was Five Ways to Play and Learn with Plastic Eggs from Mom to 2 Lil Posh Divas. A lot of brilliant ideas in one post!


Julie said...

It's so great that she loves school so much! It sounds like it was a fun week despite her missing school so much!

Sarah said...

Sounds like a fun week! Jane loves going to the dentist because it means she gets a new Care Bear!

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

I hope she keeps her love of school all the way through!

Debbie said...

Such a fun week. I am with Leah. It sure makes getting up and going to school much better when one likes it.

MaryAnne said...

How fantastic that she loves school so much!!!

It sounds like Anna had a fun week. I am really enjoying letting the kids sleep in a little this week.

Kim said...

How great that she loves school so much! We have a Mad Libs Star Wars book I've been holding onto - maybe we'll give it a try this week..