Sunday, March 17, 2013


School. It was an exciting week at school when children brought in and shared their leprechaun traps. Anna reused the one from the last year, but this year she and papa have constructed a flap trap door on top. As is customary with her, Anna switched into believing into magic about one week before St Patrick’s Day – she does it for every holiday involving magical creatures.


In our lives.. I was out for 3 days this week for an offsite. It was three long days of meetings, but it was good to hang out with my peers, and a little bit bittersweet, as it is very likely that I will soon be reporting to a different organization. In the meantime, Anna brought home her second term school report. She is doing very well in every subject, and the teacher specifically called out her progress in writing. She is right – Anna uses writing a lot now as part of her pretend play and sometimes makes books for fun. She says that being an author is “a great joy”, but she wants to find someone willing to illustrate her stories – this girl knows her strength and weaknesses rather well Smile


Afterschool. We managed to acknowledge a Pi Day (March 14) this year. I got out a compass, and Anna spent an hour trying to make circles of different diameters while I talked her through parts of a circle (circumference, diameter, radius) and on how PI links these parts together in calculations. We also talked about concentric circles, arcs, etc. There was also a lot of time spent in free play and writing.

Happiness picture of the week:Mar16_Outside


Erica MomandKiddo said...

I love your "happiness picture of the week!" So lovely.

Phyllis said...

I love that last picture!! I am not surprised that she knows her strengths and weaknesses, as I suspect her momma does, too. I love that she loves to write so much! My Quentin does, too.

Joyful Learner said...

Perhaps Anna and K can work together as K likes to draw!

Ticia said...

I love the happiness picture.

Princess writes all the time too. I occasionally joke about rationing her paper supplies because she goes through SOOOOO much!

Christy Killoran said...

Your Pi day activities sound great!

I love that Anna believes in magic when it is to her benefit!!!! HA HA!

Are you switching jobs? I hope you are feeling well.

Debbie said...

I love the happiness photo. It is fun to watch as our girls find their strengths and weaknesses. Good Luck as you move on to a new organization, these times can truly be bittersweet.

maryanne @ mama smiles said...

I love the happiness picture!