This week we rowed “Cordoruy”
Reading it the first time actually made me cry, I’m not sure what it was hormones still evening out, or what, but either way an adorable story.
We played with buttons. My mother-in-law graciously let us borrow her button stash. We had lots of fun doing all types of sorting activities. We sorted by colors, size, button holes and shapes. For Lexa I think the best activity was simply the textile aspect. She loved running her hands through them picking them up, dropping them and throwing them around.
We took pictures of each of them with their beloved friend, printed them off and attached them to a piece of paper. Treyton then narrated a story to me about Maddock which he then illustrated himself on the same piece of paper. Treyton’s story was about a dog who had a clown birthday party (with a Spiderman cake). Though it wasn’t all that original (mostly memories from his own birthday party), I thought he did a great job coming up with a story for his dog on the spot.
Lexie and I wrote Lamby’s on a piece of paper, which she then colored on and glued on her two pictures of her and lamby. These assignments are not the easiest for Treyton, he’s not always the most imaginative kid, more of your black and white analytical type. So I’m proud of any effort that he makes toward creative, imaginative writing/thinking.
On the second reading of the book Lexie was infatuated with counting random things on each page. She counted the beds on one page (we counted 9) the buttons on the bed on another page (we counted 6), etc. She is getting so good at counting with someone. She still tries to skip 1, but if you can help her remember she can get up to 6 on her own pretty easily.
A great book, and a successful “rowing” for such a short week (3 days).