Saturday, January 20, 2007


I didn't just forget to post about what we're reading this week. I actually just shirked my general parenting/educating responsibility for a bit. Between the end of last week and the middle of this week, we didn't have much in the way of Family Story Time. In fact, most nights we were lucky to get in even one book at bedtime, and our bedtime routine fell more into a shove-in-a-movie-for-the-kids-while-we-run-around-getting-stuff-done sort of thing, with us both landing back in bed with them in time for lights out.

So, by the time we donned our good-parent Family Story Time hats again, it was last night, and we decided to just go ahead and finish out this week with the same books we read LAST week. Fortunately, the kids are thrilled with that idea, since they loved last weeks books. We DID make one change, though. We replaced "Welcome To The Ice House" with this book:

"Winter: an Alphabet Acrostic" by Steven Schnur, Illustrated by Leslie Evans. If you've been reading my blog right along, or following Jacob's art blog, you'll recognize that as the same format/author/artist that wrote one of our favorite books of the fall season, "Autumn: an Alphabet Acrostic". Well, guess what, they have books for each of the four seasons. It's an alphabetical collection of beautiful Acrostic Poems (a form of poetry that has captivated Jacob ever since his first introduction to it -- the letters from the title of the poem starts the first word in each line of the poem) with a seasonal theme. The linoleum-cut illustrations add the proper home-made feel to the collection. We of course also have the other titles in this series, so you'll definitely see them mentioned in their appropriate seasons. I HIGHLY reccommend these wonderful books.

We finally got some snow here, and it finally seems like winter! Let the wintery stories begin in earnest!

1 Comments:

At 10:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Believe it or not, it is kind of comforting to know that you have "off" weeks:) I love your blog, it gives me so many ideas!

Alison

 

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