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  •  I read The Secret Garden to my granddaughter (3+ / 0-)
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    cfk, texasmom, Limelite

    last year, when she was 8yrs old. We read a chapter at a time....I did edit some of the racist language, but we talked about the concepts. We made a game of learning the vocabulary, and as she really wanted to read herself, we took turns reading sentences to each other.

    Now, as spring comes, we look for "green points" and report our sightings.

    Love is the lasting legacy of our lives

    by princesspat on Thu Apr 07, 2011 at 10:44:52 AM PDT

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    •  Wonderful way to connect reading to (4+ / 0-)
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      princesspat, cfk, texasmom, Limelite

      life! Plus you're giving her two of the most important habits of the scientific mind - observation and recording data.

      One of my favorite teaching exercises when there was 5 extra minutes was to take find an object in the classroom. Then ask the kids to briefly write a description from a poet's POV and a description from a scientist's POV.

      •  It was fun......We have a new project for this (3+ / 0-)
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        Dichro Gal, cfk, Limelite

        summer. She has been writing poetry, so based on Winter Lights we are going to attempt to make a small quilt featuring her poem.

        I like to connect reading to our daily lives whenever I can....then books and the pleasure of reading them becomes interconnected.

        Please pardon my disjointed thoughts.......I'm playing "would you rather" with my grandson as we type.

        Love is the lasting legacy of our lives

        by princesspat on Thu Apr 07, 2011 at 11:24:29 AM PDT

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        •  I have two sets of books on hold (3+ / 0-)
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          through my library on topics I was debating for next week. One set is picture books with quilts. Are you going to sew individual pieced blocks? One method that also works with children is to do a crayon resist drawing. Then put the drawings together with sashing and borders.

          •  I'm going to do a combination of techniques..... (2+ / 0-)
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            I want Emma to write the poem on fabric, so the words will
            be in her writing. I had planned on piecing the background, but the crayon resist drawing would involve her more......Thanks!

            I want to feature a few pieced blocks, so she can learn....and for the creativity. I do plan to finish it with sashing and borders, as I need to keep it simple enough to really involve her......and to finish it!

            Love is the lasting legacy of our lives

            by princesspat on Thu Apr 07, 2011 at 01:29:40 PM PDT

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