Sunday, June 24, 2012

June23_Umbrella

Summer camp. Second week of Anna’s summer camp had a sports theme. On one especially sporty day she went on a field trip to play mini-golf, then had her gymnastics lesson and then went swimming with me. By the end of the week we had one very tired child who needed a quiet Sunday to recover from all the excitement of the week.

June22_Balls

Home. Both field trips Anna’s Y came went to so far had arcades, and at home she played games involving tickets, winning and prizes. We are not a big fan of arcades, since our daughter is so extrinsically motivated and gets addicted very quickly to anything that involves prizes. We learned a bit about South Africa and watched Magic School Bus videos about human body.

June23_Pool

Places we are going. It was an unseasonably cold week, but we went to a pool several times, since Anna is still hoping to pass a swim test in Y and go to a big slide in the water park. There was also a birthday party to go to, and two field trips with the camp – one to the Golfland/arcade and one to Round Table Pizza that included “behind the scenes” tour.

June23_Mask

  • Quote of the week: Anna: On the way to the pool I was sitting with two girls who go to the seventh grade and we talked about how smart I am. I told them that I can read 7th grade books.
  • Me: Anna, bragging is BAD!
  • Anna: But I wasn’t bragging, mama. I just told them, that’s all. When they asked me, if I can do division, I told them that I cannot. So they taught me a little about division. Did you know that if you divide anything into the same number, you always get 1? It’s like the opposite of multiplication!

10 comments:

Leah C said...

Brr. It's been unseasonally cold here also, but this week it was warm enough for me to get in the pool. :-) Good for your daughter for taking the time to learn some division and so cool that she could relate it to what she knows about multiplication!

Joyful Learner said...

I love how she can hold her own with older kids. In our house, I'm the one who likes to brag (which I'm working on). K, on the other hand, gets embarrassed if she hears me even talk about her.

MaryAnne K said...

I'm impressed that she figured out the link between multiplication and division!

My kids have yet to discover carnival games, and I'm in no rush to change that...

Ticia said...

Ha ha ha, I love her observation about division, quite fun.

My kids struggle with that too at times.

Yelena said...

This is awesome - she figured out all by herself how division is the reverse of multiplication! Way to go! I had to smile when I read the quote since I recently had to remind my son that bragging is bad and he retorted with "But I'm not bragging, I'm sharing the news and sharing is good".

Debbie said...

I love the picture of Anna in the pool. Oh yes, we've been having a little of the bragging here, well more in the line of showing off any chance she gets.

Christy said...

I am very impressed that she made that connection between multiplication and division, but I am not surprised - she is such a bright girl.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

She is so smart! I am impressed that she understands division is the opposite of multiplication.

Susan said...

Sounds like it was a busy, fun week! Good for Anna, both for being comfortable chatting with older girls, and for making a math connection on her own :)

Kelly said...

Her quotes are so cute. I bet the big girls enjoyed talking to her.
Kelly at LIttle Wonders' Days