Tuesday, January 7, 2014

A Slice of Life-It's Cold Outside! (And I'm Looking at Books...Again)


I found this while lingering on blogs one morning.  I found this link to the Two Writing Teachers and it immediately linked me to some amazing writers and bloggers:

We've experienced two days of "Cold Days" resulting in no school.  Yesterday was good.  We did this:  


And this:

And some of this:  


Today is our second snow day. It's 9:00 am.  We're a little stir-crazy and I'm starting to hear this phrase a lot in a brotherly tone, "Please Stop!!!"  So I'm insisting on a trip to the library.  And we came back with this:




Yes, Huge Stacks of Books.  See any good ones?  It was awesome to watch my 5 year old actually take the time to browse through the library and pick books out.  In the middle of one of the stacks you can see a children's cookbook-he loves being my "Sous-chef" or "Shoe-Chef" in his words when I'm in the kitchen.  

These two books really caught my attention, so I wanted to highlight them.  They are fairly new, 2013 publish dates, so new to me for sure!  
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In this counting book, Musk Ox and Zebra are trying to simply count to 10 with shenanigans along the way.  This book is hilarious.

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This book is a simple science book.  A great book for inquiry or to feed a child's curiosity about animals.
So the sun is out and we are headed back to school tomorrow.  It's now time for me to review lessons and graduate work for a bit.   I love that our day was spent looking at these books and reading.  A great slice of life indeed.  

How many days have you spent out of school due to weather?  Any?  I would love to hear how you spend your days!


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