I feel like it's really important not just to read, but to really connect with what you're reading. It expands your world and your experience and can add to your wisdom and enjoyment of life. Andrew really took this to heart this week. I assigned him to read the book 'Holes' as his next Literature Unit. He loved it so much, he read it 3 times in one week, then decided to do a 'final project'--Digging holes! He and Peter have done their school work in the evening, then filled up 'canteens' (water bottles) and made up snacks to leave in the fridge so that they can get up super early in the morning and dig holes in the backyard! The backyard has never looked worse, but they are having SO much fun! They've found all sorts of 'treasures' and 'history'--like broken roof tiles, and neat blocks of granite and weird worms and underground critters. Why not? At least they're outside.
Who Am I?
As a Stay At Home Mom of 4 wonderful children, I have the amazing opportunity not only to home school them, but to do so in many different places! I am married to the most amazingly wonderful (and handsome) man in the whole world! Together, we seek out, every day, that Joy in the Journey that makes life exciting!
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by Dan Brown
I like that the plot twists and turns a lot...and it makes you think. However, I don't appreciate Dan Brown's endings in his books. I find the endings incongruent with the rest of his stories--why make it a romance for the last chapter...
I loved this book. I'm a sucker for fairy tales/fantasy. This was so well written! I can't wait to read all the rest of her books!
I'm reading this one again. I liked it the first time I read it. I'm still liking it for the second time around. I like all of Shannon Hales' books. **Still lots of fun the second time around! I do like this book for a comfortable...