You are 77 months old today.
Mathematics: Lucy is currently working with golden beads materials that are helping her associate numerals and quantities of 1-9999. She is working with single digit subtraction. Lucy has mastered basic money work, values of coins and basic clock reading.
Target Language and Literature: Lucy has demonstrated great progress in Chinese comprehension and communication skills. She likes to learn and write Chinese characters.
To that point, you brought home an autobiography you had been working on all week. It was a lot of work!
English Language and Literature: Lucy has made great improvement in English reading and writing this year. She is very interested in doing the Primary Phonics Workbooks. She has also mastered Primary Phonics Reading Books level 1.
Practical Life: Lucy's fine motor and gross motor skills have progressed very well through practicing with the practical life materials. She still likes to work with them whenever there is a new material on the shelves. She is also very willing to help clean the classroom after lunchtime.
I can tell this is the case as most mornings finds you whipping up your own "puffy eggs" as you like to call scrambled eggs. You have become quite masterful at cracking open the egg and whipping it to a frothy frenzy all without spilling a drop.
Cultural Subjects: Lucy has been learning about animals around the world, the five classes of vertebrates, parts of different animals, parts of a tree, leaf and flower, lifecycle of a butterfly and land and water forms. She is also very excited about changes of the seasons, holidays and festivals, and science experiments like exploring magnetic vs non-magnectic.
Your teachers pegged you quite well with the issue of fairness. That has been an important issue for you for as long as I can remember. In fact, we were reading about that tonight. You've been asking if we can read the Heart Letters, that I've had bound into books, for our bedtime storytime. Tonight we were reading about your 4th year of life in which you were loudly telling me, "THAT'S NOT FAIR!" so it seems that you are at least consistent in your values!
Our adventures this month included meeting up with Ms. Vicky and her family for hot pot in Chinatown.
We continued meeting up with Northwestern's China Care group which you really enjoy.
You are still very much the fashion queen of the house, putting together your own outfits and sometimes, when Kate will let you, styling her as well. You were thrilled when Ms. Patty brought out the temporary hair dye after your haircut this month.
And now for the Lucyism from this month:
Me to Daddy: Can you open this jar for me?
Daddy, struggling to open the jar, gets out a towel for leverage.
Me: What are we going to do when we're old?
You: We will open it for you. Did you forget about us....your lovely children?