Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Monday, June 18, 2012
I wish I knew about this book about a month and a half ago. We were participating in a Homeschool Co-Op and one of the subjects I volunteered for was Pioneers. One of the activities we did in that class was learn how to use string to play and tell stories. This book would have gone excellent with that theme. Lost! A Story in String by Paul Fleischman is a story about a little girl who thinks that she is going to die because her electricity went out.
The grandmother tries to calm the child and tells her a story about a little girl who really was in danger and for each page of this story there is a string picture made to illustrate what was happening in the plot.Using string to tell a story is one way to pass the time when there are no computers or TV's to entertain us. This is one of the ways that pioneers entertained themselves during their leisure time.
At the end of this book there are instructions on how to tell this story with string.
Sunday, June 17, 2012
We have been traveling more often lately due to both kids being in Lacrosse. Summers seem to be like this for us. If it's not sports, it's racing. In either case, this is what the house looks like each week. Suitcases are sprawled out and clothes are being folded into baskets from the laundry room to just be packed up for the weekend away. Sometimes I wish we weren't so busy but other times I'm surprised at how much fun we have together when we go away. Family time in the hotel pools, chatting in the van on the long drives, eating snacks together in the room, spending time together but with friends in the hallway have all proven to be good for us as a family. It's a great deal of work but it's all worth it.