We are back to listening audio books in the car. We heard Mrs. Piggle Wiggle, which we had read before, Betsy-Tacy, which the girls enjoyed (and the parents too :-), what a clean, sweet, and charming story of a friendship), the Just So Stories (a bit over the roof for them, we will go back to this or the book at the right time. For now they love The Elephant’s Child because we have it and I can read it slower than the narration), and now we are listening Pippi Longstocking
For math we are doing MEP, level 1, (but not every day). and I love the exercises they always involve movement and manipulatives. I have to adapt them (we don’t have class peers to come to the front), but I find other things that go with the concept being taught, and I incorporate them in our daily life, not just if/when we ‘do school’.
We went to the duck park last Saturday and (so sad I forgot the camera) we observed the ducks closely. We were by ourselves, the pond had a couple of new families and looking at those small ducklings, the geese, and feeding them had a lot of impact in the girls this past time.
From our library sale findings, The Elephant’s Child story is charming, beautifully illustrated, and a home favorite.
Also from our sale findings, A House is a House for Me is my ultimate rhyming, logical thinking, lovely book favorite. It’s written with exquisite ingenuity.
Do you know Veronica? a conspicuous hippopotamus? A tale about being careful what you wish for. Another family favorite. We also read Veronica at the farm and other books by Roger Duvoisin, a marvelous author.
Lastly The Scarlet Letter. I have a few pages to finish, and I came across the ending but did not stop to see details, however I have an idea and it’s not a happy ending, but well, from the first page you know that. I believe no matter how it ends, I’ll still have profound admiration for NH and this his novel. I remember Blossom said that she did not know before reading it that someone could say so much with words. I agree, I bet I’m not the first or last to say that his writing is so unique, it’s like making feelings, emotions, traits be tangible with his descriptions. The whole pace of the book is perfect.