Sunday, March 13, 2011
A great book we read…. Small Green Snake by Libba Moore Gray. Cute baby snakes, lovely sound effects, a pleasure to read aloud and a book that is requested multiple times.
One lesson or interesting fact we learned…. St. Patrick was a slave for six years. After I explained the concept of a slave to Esmé, she started telling me all the things she would have her slave do for her if she could have one. Gulp – I’m not letting her put one on her birthday wish list… :)
We had a lightbulb moment this week…. Esmé is starting to read words on signs and in stores – sounding them out and/or asking me for help. I love it! “Mom” is one of my favorites.
As Mom/teacher, I found this week to be…. Busy busy busy. It’s hard to get beyond busy…
A favorite hands-on project…. Building with blocks – Esmé figured out the patterning thing to make a tall tall tower. Then she played “frog pond” with her tower.
Favorite extracurricular activity (if any this week)…. Wildlife Safari trip – where Mom got to play tug-o-war with a lioness. Esmé opted out. It was pouring rain, but neither of us minded.
We laughed when…. she decided to be a Ying or some other such Dr. Seuss creature, using a feather duster.
Craft idea for this week…. The cut-and-paste St. Patrick’s Day activities at First-School, particularly the St. Patrick’s Day Candle Craft and the Irish Teddy Bear Craft
I am praying for my child to…. understand that beauty is more than skin deep.
I am learning to…. use MySQL – and figure out all the reasons it’s better or worse than MS SQL Server.
My favorite new resource is…. Pencil Fun Books. I was in the local Christian bookstore when I noticed a few of these – vintage edition copyright 1971 – on the shelf. My dad was a Christian bookstore manager when I was a kid, so I must have gone through all the books.
I grabbed one for Esmé and enjoyed it at least as much as she did. I was excited to see that David C. Cook has a new version of the books – just do a search for “Pencil Fun Books.”
Pic of the week…. Take 2: Puddles are to splash in.
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