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.
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.
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.
- 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!