Sunday, September 16, 2012


In our lives. I came back from a business trip on Wednesday morning to be able to make it to the Back to School Night on Wednesday night. There were no big revelations during curriculum overview – I am pleased to see emphasis on reading and “encouragement” of writing. I am hoping that by the end of the first grade Anna’s fine motor skills will mature to the point when writing stops being mechanically difficult.


Afterschool. I accepted that there is simply not enough time for afterschool activities right now except on Friday afternoon and weekend. Anna comes from home and Y (she goes to afterschool Y program three times a week) tired and only wants to read and cuddle. At least her method of unwinding is reading and not watching TV. On Friday afternoon we had a cooking class with mama again.


What’s new? Yesterday Anna’s class had a picnic – a great opportunity for parents to meet each other and for the kids to play together. It was fun to reconnect to old friends and make some new connections. We also had a playdate with Anna’s best friend and his sister. The kids had so much fun together that everyone was crying and throwing tantrums when it was time to leave.


  • Quote of the week. I know 10 secrets about balls:
  • 1. They are fun to play with.
  • 2. They are my second favorite object. My first favorite is rocks.
  • 3. You have to hit the ball hard, so it bounces back high.
  • 4. I am a good dribbler, because I’ve been practicing.
  • 5… I’ll tell you the rest later.

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maryanne @ mama smiles said...

I'm glad you made it back in time for curriculum night! And I'm impressed that Anna can dribble a ball!

Ticia said...

"I'll tell you the rest later." I love it.

So much fun!

Theresa Bond said...

so cute. I love the photos.

Debbie said...

I am glad I am not the only one that has a little one that can throw a tantrum when she wants to, or doesn't want it my way.

Christy said...

Our Back to School Night is next week and I am looking forward to it. Collin is in the enrichment program this year (it starts in 3rd grade) and I am hoping to find out more about it - I think it's weird that we were told he is in the program and he goes (with 7 other kids) and tells me about it, but we have no other information!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Even though my kids come home right after school, they aren't really interested in activities either. They go outside right away and play with the neighborhood kids until dinner time.

Kim @ The Educators Spin On It said...

So glad you were able to join them for parent night and the picnic. What a fun way to get to know the class and parents. Enjoy those snuggle moments, I totally understand. Can't wait to hear more about your cooking class on Fridays.