School. This week Anna’s class went on a field trip to a farm. Ironically, Anna was the only child in her class who didn’t have one of her parents chaperoning the trip. She had a blast watching animals and tasting produce that this farm grows and preserves. They also made Easter baskets in school, and she was delighted to see it magically filled overnight with various goodies.
Afterschool. Not much was happening this week, but between Y program, Russian, gymnastics, play dates and IKEA trip Anna was over the top busy. I mostly saw her for dinner and bedtime routine. We had a lot of fun last weekend learning about Afghanistan, painting eggs and celebrating a birthday of her favorite inanimate object – her cuddle blankie (post is coming next week, I hope).
Thought of the week: Do you feel that your children are overscheduled? It seems to me lately that our weeks are crazy busy. We try to leave our weekends open for non-structured activities, but they always seem to fly by so quickly. I wish there were more hours in a day or more days in a week
Thank you to everyone who joined Afterschool this week! Did you know that April is National Poetry Month? Here are two excellent posts with great ideas:
- National Poetry Month ideas for younger children from Little Wonders’ Days
- Poems Kids Can Write for older children from Smallgood Hearth
This week Afterschool is hosted by Mama Smiles. Let the Blog Hop begin!