In our lives. This was an exciting week with a whirlwind of activites. Every year we have a street party for Fourth of July, and Anna was looking forward to this event very much. It’s really a great event for kids – lots of food and desserts, a giant water slide, face painting and crafts, and, of course, fireworks. This year her best friend’s family joined us for 4th of July, which made the day even better for all of us. Her Y camp was open the other four days, and the theme was “animals” with a field trip to Oakland Zoo and a visit from a traveling petting zoo. We are very happy with her Y camp and a little sad that she only has one week of it left.
Things we are doing. The only academic thing I am pushing this summer is writing requesting Anna every day to either write 3 sentences in her journal or to record 5 books that she read. It’s interesting to watch her spelling taking off, but she still doesn’t enjoy writing at all and her neatness leaves a lot to be desired. Otherwise, Anna spent most of her free time in the pool – she is really hoping to pass Y swim test on her last try this coming week.
Quote of the week: We read the book Annabelle Swift, Kindergartener where kids were counting milk money and there were 18 kids with milk costing 6 cents a carton. I wanted her to try multiplication:
- Me: Anna, suppose the carton costs 5 cents, how much money would they have all together?
- Anna: This is easy. We need to subtract 18 from $1.08. Umm… 90 cents!