Sunday, April 29, 2012

School. It’s been a very exciting week of school. On Tuesday Anna’s class had a field trip to the Youth Science Institute where they learned even more about dinosaurs, did “fossil prints” and dug for dinosaur bones. On Friday her school celebrated its 50th anniversary with a walkathon. Anna loved every minute of these special events – she loves everything about school except morning assembly Smile
Afterschool. My main goal for April is for us to spend as much time outside as possible and to become part of our “playborhood”. It’s working – every time Anna goes outside, she runs into a group of kids of various ages and disappears with them for a couple of hours. We still managed to get a little bit of afterschool done – we learned more about Uzbekistan.
Places we are going. Last Sunday Anna went to a birthday party in a park with a Mad Science show. This was her first Mad Science birthday party (they are not too uncommon here), and she told birthday’s Mom later that it was the best birthday party ever. She spent most of the show – mouth open, soaking it in. In the end everyone got to make slime and take it home.
Quote of the week: Mama, I love you so much. I miss you when you are not with me. I cannot bear the thought of being away from you… unless I am busy doing something fun, of course!


An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Ouch! Nothing like knowing where you stand :)

MaryAnne K said...

I love Anna's quote - so honest and so sweet at the same time.

One disadvantage of living in a rural-type neighborhood: there is no playborhood, because the houses are so far apart.

Kelly said...

I can't believe how much Anna has grown up this past year! Her quotes are priceless.
Kelly at Little Wonders' Days

Lovingmama said...

She does have a way with words! Playing outside sounds like a great plan and we are trying to do the same, although our neighborhood "families," have moved away and have been replaced by families with teenagers. We are missing our buddies!

Ticia said...

Sadly there's so much homework at our local school there's not as much after school playing. I"m kinda jealous!

Debbie said...

I think it is nice you live in an area where the kids play outside like that. I am not kidding unless it is an organized event like a sport there just are not any kids out playing around here.