Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Well after reading Cherish's fun post on Children's Lit. I have been thinking of great books I have enjoyed, and then today we got an Amazon box & Barnes and Noble box!!! We got two books by Robert McCloskey one of our favorite authors, who can dispute Kippling's worth, and then a new one to try, I love Haikus!!

Some books I grew up loving were, Island of the Blue Dolphin by Scott O'Dell, The Castle in the Attic by Elizabeth Winthrop, Bridge to Terabithia by Kathrine Paterson, The Indian in the Cuboard by Lynne Reid Banks, Charlotte's Web by E.B. White, not to mention the Little House series or any Ramona books I could get! There are so many I could not possibly find them all unless I was back in Mrs. Cofferer's library!

Here is the inside cover of my copy of The Castle in the Attic, I won it (I think for reading so many books!) from Mrs. Coffer my Elementry school librarian who always wore slippers!

Here is what she wrote on the inside, it was like having a superstars autograph!!

If only every little one thought their librarian was a superstar!!

Saturday, February 02, 2008

For our nature study this 6 weeks we are learning about rocks and minerals. I have always LOVED rocks, yea I am a bit weird, anyway I had quite a rock collection but I can not find it! I think I packed it in a box when I went away to college but I have not seen it since. Most of my boxes of that sort are stored at my dad's and since we are too far away to go just for a rock collection (although I do not need half so good a reason) we had to start from scratch.

So we went over to the Rolling Brook Nature Center and in the gift shop they had "grab bags" of rocks. I use to love to get grab bags of rocks from the rock guy at our weekly street fair growing up! So it was fun to share Riley's excitement and remember the sweetness of it! Riley and I have been working on identifying them, some I am familiar with but some are throwing me for a loop!! Here is what we have so far! :)