Saturday, July 27, 2019

Summer Learning is Fun!

Anne finally got her Cecchetti exam results. She did great. In fact, she was commended, which means she passed with honors! We are very proud of her hard work, talent and devotion to dance. She is ready to start working on the Grade 6 exam. There are 10 grades in all, but very few go beyond Grade 6.

She also completed her first language arts book of the year, Life of Fred Australia. She is enjoying this high school language arts series and will continue with the next book in the series.

We enjoyed a lovely nature walk this week. We saw very busy bees, grasshoppers, butterflies, and ladybugs.

Dean and Anne started using this cookbook to make food. This neat book has very few directions and ingredients yet creates fancy treats. They are making one recipe a week. I really want to embrace easy but delightful meals with the kids this year.

Anne has wanted a pet of her own for a long time. We finally settled on a rat. She loves her new baby rat (Willow) and is busy bonding to and training her. Willow is already happily sitting on her shoulder and coming to snapping fingers for treats (within her cage). Rosie (the cat) is not at all sure about the rat ball.

Anne is totally handling her own banking now and is used to the ATM machine, banking inside the bank, and banking online. 

Dean is starting one Critical Thinking Company workbook on Monday. It is time for him to get back to school, too.

Blessings, Dawn


  1. Congratulations to Anne!!!!!

    I really, really like that photo sequence of Dean taking a picture and then the picture he took. :)

    Good luck to Dean as he starts school again!

  2. Oh, that thistle shot of the bee is great! I tried to get a picture of a huge bee on my trip, but couldn't quite capture it.