School. Anna’s kindergarten class had an official graduation ceremony on Friday. It was a very exciting event for our daughter – she was literally bursting at seams with happiness and pride. She was practicing songs and poems for their performance for a couple of weeks, so the only real surprise was to listen to the notes the first graders of the class wrote to kindergarteners talking about their wonderful qualities. Their teacher also performed a “magical ceremony” turning her kindergarteners into first graders. Anna still has four days of school left, and she is very happy to spend them as a first grader.
Afterschool. I haven’t done with Anna much this week, since I was in 3 days of all day meetings and came home late. On Memorial Day we talked more about Marc Chagall and Anna drew her version of “I and the Village”. I still hope to get the post out one of these days. Otherwise she had her usual week of a playdate day, gymnastics day and Russian class day.
Places we are going. I took a day off for to attend Anna’s graduation celebration, and after it was over we packed her in the car and headed out to San Francisco Exploratorium. Going there on Friday afternoon was a good call, since the museum was not nearly as packed as last time when my husband and daughter went there without me. Anna had a blast trying many different things as she absolutely loves hands-on science.
Picture of the week. Since I wasn’t home a lot, I didn’t record any funny quotes of the week. But this picture of Anna cracks me up. She is not much into dressing up, but we were at a friends’ house, and four other little girls were all busily playing princesses. Anna joined too… long enough to have this picture taken. Then the girls went inside to listen to the princess story on tape, and Anna took off her crown and went to play with the boys.