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Thursday, January 31, 2013

book review: Little Pear

This book is so funny.  It is about a little Chinese boy named 'Little Pear' who is 6 years old.  He is very mischievous and sometimes a little bit naughty.  This is the second book I have read by Eleanor Frances Lattimore, and this 2nd book is more about Little Pears friends & his little brother too.  I like that Little Pear is always trying to help, although he isn't always as helpful as he means to be.  Each of the stories made me laugh as I was reading it.  I think anyone would like reading this book, because it's so funny and his adventures are so exciting. 

The first book is called "Little Pear" and it is more about his life in the village and his first adventures.  My favorite adventure was when he hid in a pile of vegetables that his father was going to sell in the city.  This first book is also really funny!  I hope you can find these books at the library, because they are really great.  I also really like the illustrations. 
by Asia

Monday, January 28, 2013

book review by Asia

TIKTA'LIKTAK
by James Houston

"This book is a legendary tale about a young Inuit Eskimo man who survives by himself in the wilderness in the freezing cold Canadian arctic.  He kills seals, a big bear, birds and arctic fox to survive.  I like how it tells the details of how he killed the animals and how far he had to travel to get home to his family.  I like how the author describes the island and the wilderness around Tikta'Liktak.  This is the first time I have read a book about Eskimos and I really liked it."  ~ Asia McNabb, 9

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Old School MATH Party! This MONDAY, Jan 28

Old School Monday Math Party
Monday, January 28, 2013
11-2
Vintage Preschool classrooms



Hello everyone!

My girls all finished their math programs before Christmas, and I am so proud of them.  Per our tradition, we are going to have a Math Party to celebrate, and we want to celebrate the math accomplishments of all your kids too.

So part of our next Vintage Homeschool gathering will be all about math!  Please have your kids come with something to share (if they want) to show something they are doing in math, or something they completed in math of which they are proud.  We will have share time so everyone who wishes to share gets a turn.

We will have the gym that time too, so does anyone know of a good physical game that involves any math?  I would love it if someone knew/would lead such a game!  Send me an email or leave a comment if you are game. (Ba dum dum!)

As always, you are welcome to bring your lunch for your family.  This party you do not have to bring food to share (unless you want)--my kids will each make something to bring that represents the colors of their math book covers!  (But if your kids want to do the same, of course they are welcome to--we don't want to hinder their creativity!)

Hope to see you there!