Thursday, January 20, 2011
Read Aloud Thursday: January 20, 2011
No books celebrating Martin Luther King Junior Day. :(
BUT, today we did finish "Wise Words" by Peter J. Leithart. While we didn't enjoy a few of the stories (especially several of the beginning ones), overall, this was a really good read. Each chapter is a fairy-like story illustrating a Bible story or verse. The book claims that "these eighteen adventures echo and illustrate the lessons of Proverbs" but I think that is a stretch- many of the Proverbs didn't seem to fit the story but we did see correlation with other parts of the Bible. After reading each chapter (story), we would spend a few minutes talking about the Proverbs mentioned & the parts of the Bible the story illustrated. I was especially happy to see that the older three knew where in the Bible it was without me having to tell them! :) I'd recommend the book (just don' get it thinking it fleshes out the Proverbs exclusively), especially if your littles are 6 or older. We'll read this one again!
Having finished this, we started "The Long Winter" by Laura Ingalls Wilder. It seems fitting that we are reading this book after last week's storm. The children have asked if we can try to make a green pumpkin pie like Ma did. So, IF our plans come through & we move this Spring and IF we can get a small garden planted in time, we'll try it. The children want to see if it really does taste like an apple pie. I love, love, love when books come alive for them! :)