Sunday, June 23, 2013

June21_SuperGirl

In our lives… Anna had her first week of summer camp and enjoyed it a lot. The theme was “Superheroes” with a field trip to Pump-It Up (a jumping place) and a bouncing house on Friday. Every kid had to create a Superhero identity for the week – Anna made up “a green-and-blue swirl girl” who turns her enemies into a swirl of green-and-blue nothingness and protects the country of Greece.

June20_Reading

Summer learning. Speaking of the country of Greece, Anna has spent all her free time this week absorbed in Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan. Somehow, she now has fantasy and reality firmly separated in her head and not disturbed by scary events in fantasy books any longer. The speed of her reading is crazy – she already went through three books. I keep questioning her on the events to check her comprehension, and it appears that she follows the story really well and can also tie the events and references to dozens of myth books that she read before. I guess we simply got a natural speed reader here.

June22_Outside

Places we are going. We decided to chill out and relax this weekend. Our friends came over, and the kids had a lot of fun playing with water balloons and sprinkles. They also spent a lot of time playing with a pile of rocks in our side yard building “bridges” across the river and inventing level challenges for each other. Sometimes I worry about my daughter not being as creative as I would like her to be, but in reality her creative sparks only fly when other kids are around.

Happiness picture of the week – little baker/taster.June22_Baker

8 comments:

Sarah said...

It looks like Anna had a great week. I love her superhero picture!

maryanne @ mama smiles said...

Sounds like a great week! Emma speeds through books like this, too. I guess I should look into the Percy Jackson series for her this summer.

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

My oldest needs others to inspire creativity as well - I wonder if that's a first child thing? Love the happiness shot!

Joyful Learner said...

It's interesting the thing with creativity....when left alone, K is always creating but send her to a camp to invent things and she's stumped. Is it an intrinsic/extrinsic difference? Perhaps, some need quiet to create while others are motivated by social activity?

Ticia said...

Happy sigh, Percy Jackson books. Just finished reading the short story "Son of Sobek," a Kane Chronicles/Percy Jackson crossover.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Her super hero is just wonderful. I wonder what JDaniel would have designed.

Debbie said...

I love Anna's superhero.

Christy Killoran said...

Her reading is amazing!