Sunday, May 5, 2013


In our lives… We had a heat wave this week which meant popsicles and sprinkle play in the afternoons. I was still crazy busy at work, but hoping that things will stabilize a little in May. At least we planned out our summer and registered Anna for her summer camps. Now it’s on to booking the trip to New Jersey and our “vacation for adults” in August.


Afterschool. Alas, electronics is becoming more prevalent in our house with me being so busy with work. Anna still doesn’t watch any TV, but she loves to play on our iPad. Her two favorite games are Stack the States and Mathmateer. She continues to be very interested in math – this week I taught her how to do long division (dividing big numbers into a one-digit numbers for now). She is very proud with herself when she can complete a long division problem and read out the result.


Places we are going. Anna’s class had a field trip to San Jose Museum of Art, and I took a morning off to chaperone this trip. Kids had a lot of fun discussing several pieces of art from a visiting exposition of Chinese photigraphy and then did a guided art project inspired by Chinese traditional art. It was fun for me to get to see Anna interact with her classmates and get to know them a little better.


Ticia said...

That reminds me I need to take the kids to an art museum soon. Princess will love it, and the boys will tolerate it.

On the flip side it's been cold here, we've had all sorts of crazy weather here this year.

Yelena said...

Have you seen the DragonBox app? It's a bit pricey, but it is a nice intro to algebra and very accessible even for very young children (although challenging enough for older ones as well). My son loved it!

maryanne @ mama smiles said...

I am actually tempted to get an iPad so Emma can use it to learn skills - she prefers to teach herself concepts, and sometimes that works better on a computer.