In my next writing class, we are going to read a few of these snow day books and then create a chronological story about a snow day of our own. The following snow day books will help us get our ideas flowing as we write our own snow day stories.
This week’s Thematic Thursday is all about space, and I’ve chosen to focus a bit more on the moon. (Yes, I realize that it is no longer Thursday, but we do what we can, right?!) We studied the moon and space about two years ago, when my son was starting his kindergarten year. His grandma sent […]
My daughter is only 2 and a half, but she loves ABCs! I’m planning ahead to the coming months and year of school as I look for awesome books to read to her. Raisin and I loved these ABC books, so this is where we will start!
One of my favorite parts of the Christmas season is celebrating by reading Christmas picture books with my young children. Another favorite part of the season for me is singing Christmas songs. In fact, our home is one in which Christmas songs are fair game all year round! What better union, then, but to read children’s picture books […]
My posts have been sporadic lately, but there is a great reason for that. Our family is expecting another little one to join us in the fall. Between homeschooling, Strawberry’s 3-year-old energy, and pregnancy exhaustion and sickness, it has been rough going! Because I’m feeling better now, I am all the more excited to share […]
Yesterday, Locomotive by Brian Floca won the Caldecott Award! Raisin got an autographed copy of this book for his birthday last year, and it is fantastic. I believe it was a great choice for the award. I loved the illustrations of course: sweeping views of steam trains and the scenery of America. But the rhythmic writing […]
When my son (Raisin) was 2, I began a personal project or challenge to read 1000 different books with him before he entered kindergarten. (At that point, I had no intention of homeschooling.) Together, we did it. There were so many benefits of our marathon reading times together. We got in the habit of choosing […]