Girls will start “full time” school next Monday. We are all super excited but also a bit anxious because it will be full school day schedule, from 7:30 to 12:30pm for Lizzy who will start preschool 4, and 7:30 to 2:15pm for Sofia who will start grade 2. They will follow a similar schedule and activities as if they were in school, but distance. Yesterday we had teacher-parents conference for their teacher, one old one (Sofia had him and Lizzy had him last year), and a new one who’s still in his home country Scotland as travel restrictions are still on for most of visa holders. So when we had the call, it was 1am for him, which is insane to think that he’ll be doing distance learning with 6 hours time difference.
We like both teacher and got some sort of assurance that they’ll try to make the best out of it while we all recognise it’s not the idea format. Sofia probably won’t need much parent assistance as she can operate a computer and iPad by herself (skills learning during this lockdown) while Lizzy probably will still need. I probably will separate them so they don’t get distracted nor disturbed by each other, and have plenty of physical activity time after “school”.
Yesterday was a very relax day work-wise, I probably work less than 3 hrs which was nice as I know today will be a busier day.
I made a tofu quiche, a recipe that I saved for a while, and two more dishes more family friendly
My first piece of the quiche, quite good.
I spent the afternoon reading with Sofia, starting a new book, and then when Sofia had STEM class I did crafting, this is our new project. I also managed to organise the blog a big saving recipes in this page for easier access
Sofia is still loving soup for dinner so I made a tomato soup for her paired with toast. She loved it.
Vegan tomato soup:
- 1 medium onion diced
- 2 cloves of garlic minced
- 2 can of tomato
- 3-4 medium potato chopped
- 1 can of full fat coconut milk
- 2 cup of vegetable stock
- salt to season
- heat the oil and cook onion and garlic for few minutes
- add the tomatoes, stock and cook in medium low for 20 min
- boil potato until done
- add potatoes to the tomato and add coconut milk and boil for 5 min
- add salt as needed
Gratitude: I am grateful for girls’ school. All the teachers we’ve had are kind, thoughtful, patient, and really know what they are doing. Sofia asked me yesterday after the call with her new teacher how’s he, I said I like him. She asked why, I said because he is kind.