Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Week in Review: Advent, The Nutcracker, and Chocolate Cupcakes

1)Our home(pre)school co-op baked chocolate cupcakes...from scratch!
2)Tuesday, my daughter participated in a study at UCLA. If you give birth in Los Angeles, UCLA somehow gets hold of your name and address and immediately sends you a letter asking you if you'll let your baby be involved in studies done by their psychology and linguistics departments. We said yes, so we get contacted every so often to bring our daughter to the campus. From what I gather, on Tuesday, the  linguistics department was testing to see if she (as a 4 1/2 year old) understood various prepositions.
3)She was very excited to start opening the doors on her Advent calendar.
4)She made this at Church Mice.
5)She went to ballet.
6)She used Unifix cubes to do subtraction. We're using Mathematical Reasoning - a book I love. Some of the pages are for dot to dots, and you can only solve the dot to dot if you solve the equations first. We fold the dot to dot page over so she can focus on the equations first.
7)I bought a set of My Book House books! I found a "used - very good" 6 book set (the green ones that are each 400 pages) on Amazon for $85. I'm so excited about adding these books to my collection.

8)Our family went to an Advent party at church. It was lovely. There were crafts, Advent hymns ("Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus" and "Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence"), pasta and salad, Jesse tree ornaments, and songs played by the bell choir. We walked home under Christmas lights.
9)We also went to a performance of The Nutcracker, and got to meet some of the ballerinas.

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