You are 63 months old today.
Spring break fell the week before Easter so we decided to take a road trip to DC this year. We stayed with Ms. Michelle, who worked with me when I was a kitchen/bath designer. You loved playing with her daughters and their pets.
Your favorite thing to do is math. You have mastered the hundred board work and the 45 layout work which requires understanding the concepts of unit, tens, hundreds and thousands. In your target language, both of your teachers remarked that they can have a conversation with you completely in Mandarin. You have mastered many of the basic Chinese characters. As for English, you are reading and writing, working on sight words and sentence formation. In Practical Life, you enjoy table scrubbing and the advanced materials such as pouring water through a funnel into multiple test tubes. In your Sensorial work, you have master seriating sizes, sorting colors, discriminating sounds and different smells. In your Cultural work, you have completed a map of the world and of Australia.
I can tell that you really love school. Even though you had started to feel poorly at school on Tuesday morning, you soldiered on to finish your map before collapsing in the library complaining you didn't feel well. The school called me to come get you since you had a fever of 101. You were so upset that you would be missing school for the rest the day and what turned out to be the rest of the week. I fervently hope, with all my being, that you keep this love of school and learning for the rest of your school career. It is so amazing to see your brain soak up new information on a daily basis!
Case in point: your flute lessons continue with Mr. Steve and you remain just as excited about it as you were on the day your lessons started.
You also combined your two worlds of school and flute lessons in this drawing where you were learning the parts of a bird:
And now a Kate-ism from this month:
Lucy: Kate's map is on top and I want mine to be on top.
Kate: I already told you, "Life is not always fair."
Oh honey, have I mentioned what a good parrot you are? I hear my words/voice so often out of your mouth as you practice them on Lucy. As you might expect, she has much the same reaction that you do when I say them to you.