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Afterschooling: Getting to Know Relatives

reading at the library

We are nearly at the end of our epic move from Massachusetts to California, and this week the kids got to spend a LOT of time with family! We left my grandma’s house on Saturday, and – while it will be wonderful to be settled again – it was sad to leave just as the kids were really getting to know her! We are spending a few days with Mike’s mom and sister in Las Vegas now, and it’s great to catch up with them!

baby at the library

This week was light on structured academic learning, but Emma has started making real progress in learning French thanks to the free Duolingo app! We spent one afternoon at the local library, and Anna enjoyed reading books as much as the other kids. Mike has been gone for most of the month (and will be for most of October as well), and it was cute to see her read through a board book about babies and dads and point out the dad on each page. Having the kids out of school was well worth the extra time we had to enjoy getting to know Great-Grandmas, cousins, and other relatives!

afterschool linky

2013 After School Party HOSTS

The Educators’ Spin On It
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The Measured Mom
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How was your afterschooling week? I loved this sensory play mirror from Happy Hooligans that was linked up last week!

Link up your afterschooling activities below!

MaryAnne is a craft loving educator, musician, photographer, and writer who lives in Silicon Valley with her husband Mike and their four children.

13 thoughts on “Afterschooling: Getting to Know Relatives”

  1. Thanks for the heads up on DuoLingo app! My son has been taking Spanish for years but we took last year off because it was too busy and he’s forgotten EVERYTHING! I just signed up for Spanish!! Excited to try it out.

  2. Just lovely to see these pictures of all your kids enjoying books. They are a nice constant in the midst of so much change! How wonderful to get to know family better, as well.

  3. Good luck with the last leg of your trip. Let us know if you need any help during the transition or after. J will be excited to meet new friends.

  4. I am glad to hear you are moving ever closer. It must be hard to handle this epic move with Mike gone most of the time. I am glad you have family to help!

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