Thursday, March 26, 2009

Miss Piggle Wiggle

...and on a lighter note. Our read-alouds lately have been "fluff" rather than following the history for the year. I am, once again, relying on and very, very thankful for the audio CD's of Story of the World. Susan Wise Bauer has done us all a favor in writing the books and Jim Wiess in reading them aloud. Don't even hesitate for one minute- just go buy them. You will learn more world history than you ever knew before. Your will be amazed at what your children understand. It is money well spent. Ad over....

We are (thankfully = ) done with the entire "Littles" series and have moved on to Mrs. Piggle Wiggle. My notsolittles, and even Feche-boy sat last night with knowing smiles on their faces as they listened to the struggles of families who can't control their young. When I asked them what Festal's problem was (the main character of the chapter) they concluded that he was spoiled, that his parents gave him too much and that he needed a good spanking. Secretly I think that they were relived that no spankings came, just several weeks of healthy living on the farm with Miss Piggle Wiggle. A fun read and great pictures by Maurice Sendak.

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