This week we rowed Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey. This is another book that was read to me as a child and I remember loving it then...and reading it with my kids now just brings back great memories. The illustrations are simple but beautiful and the story line quaint.
The story is about a mother who takes her little girl Sal blueberry picking so she can can them for winter. In the midst of picking berries her little girl and a little bear get lost and end up following the wrong mother!
Here are some of the highlights of the week...
Our Bible verse was from Ruth 1 - "Where you go I will go."
B" stamped with Do-A-Dot paint. Have I mentioned how much I love these paints?
printed off a pail and used blue pom-poms for berries. He had to count the correct number of "berries" in his pail that matched the number I put in the corner.
We did a "Are you my mother?" activity. In the story there is a mother bear and her cub, a mother crow and her babies, and a mother partridge and her babies. This activity was quite easy for William, but he loves to paste so...we did the activity. Our animal classification cards introduced the crow and partridge, along with a fact about each.
I still haven't decided which book we will focus on next week, since it's a holiday and all, but I had better think fast as William is already wondering what we are going to be doing!