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
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.