Good morning. We have a busy day ahead with C playing football this afternoon and M going to a birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese. We've never been there so it should be interesting to see what we think of that place!
We were back to the library this week getting some new books. I actually didn't get many this time. We attended story time too, so we didn't take as much time really looking at books. One of the books I got M is from a phonics series I've been wanting to try. It's Little bit : the sound of short "i" by Peg Ballard and Cynthia Klingel. Each page has a very simple sentence that focuses mostly on sight words and short "i" words. She was able to read most of the book herself with me encouraging her to sound the words out. There's a whole series of these books so I am sure we'll be getting more next time we go to the library.
With C, we've been trying to find some classics to read to him. It's a bit nostalgic for my husband and me, and C seems to be enjoying them. So far, we've read Stuart Little, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and my husband just finished reading Gulliver's Stories to him. You can click on the links to see the versions we read. The Wizard of Oz and Gulliver's Stories were more geared toward a younger audience than the regular versions of those stories. Now I'm reading The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary to him. We're both really enjoying it. If you have ideas for other classics to read aloud to a 1st grader, let me know!
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