Love how you are going full circle and revisiting your 2018 goals and comparing how WELL you have done, woohoo!
I am thrilled to hear that the Spanish class has yielded so much success both in terms of friendships and spanish skills. Both of those should probably continue to blossom as times goes on!
I hear you on the challenges of the play dates. I was reflecting back on my childhood and so much of what we did was hanging out at home or getting together with family/friends. But I look at my kids childhood and we are just BUSY. Busy with dance class, and soccer and the gazillion activities that are available in the Washington DC area to entertain our kids. Clearly a “first world” problem, but we hardy just hang out at home sometimes and settle for downtime. SO I can understand how that can impact your ability to schedule playdates when you are not just managing your schedule but also a friend’s.
That being said, I am thrilled that you had such a successful playdate when you were able to schedule it!
For reading, Unit 3 will come online this week/beginning of next week. With it we are starting to introduce simple text for kids. This could be a good start to putting all the basics together that your daughter is currently managing so well!
I included an image so you can see what it will look like. The sentences are made of the syllables studied up to that point. Some kids will be ready to read them on their own while others wont but it will serve as an introduction either way.
I am originally from Venezuela and live in Washington DC with my two bilingual kids and husband. My daughter, Juliet, is 4.5 and my son, Adrian, is 2.5! They keep me on my toes.