Monday, August 22, 2016

Insta-friend at the Beach

Labor Day is fast approaching (2 weeks) & Lina's #1 summer fun is hitting the beach.





She lucked out in finding a sweet girl (German tourist!), same age (8), to make friends with instantly and they played in the water together. The insta-friend didn't have swimming lessons yet (Lina took a few at a pool this summer and will take more lessons late spring/early summer 2017) so Lina showed her how to put her mouth in the ocean and blow bubbles. The German mom used her smartphone to help them translate words (like "sea creature" & "fairies") and the girl taught Lina some German words (like blau=blue). They gestured to one another to show each other things like favorite colors.





Watching seagulls and listening to the waves crashing onto the shore...so relaxing.





Monday, August 15, 2016

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Take a peek at the book she chose to kick off 3rd gr independent reading in 3 1/2 wks:


Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Post-Visit to Eye MD

Photo below (Downtown Manhattan): Lina wearing temporary sunglasses that she was given at eye doc office. When rolled-up, this can fit into an old 35mm film canister...so I explained what camera film was vs. digital now. Lina had a visit with a pediatric ophthalmologist for a routine eye exam and was told she does not need to wear eyeglasses (yet) and her eyes are healthy and normal. To protect her eyes, after eye drops were used to dilate pupils, she wore these roll-up sunglasses outside and was a bit embarrassed that people were staring at her, but said I could post this on our blog. :-)