Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Library Note: My Life As A Chicken

Here's another book we grabbed at the library and were pleasantly surprised to read when we got home. My Life As a Chicken by Ellen Kelley is a new favorite. With melodic, action-packed text, the reader is taken along Pauline's perilous journey from the hen house to a petting zoo. The story is captivating for a young one like Boo and peppered with all sorts of great vocabulary words like "plummeting", "spellbound", "unoccupied", and "aeronaut". The first few times we read it without pausing, caught up in the action of Pauline's adventure. Now, we occasionally pause and I ask Boo questions about the story to see if he's catching on to some of the more advanced words. And with the context, he's already understood the meaning of most of the new, more difficult words in the book. It's so well written and the illustrations are as interesting as the story. Check it out!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Jesse Tree: Creation Ornament

I found the perfect ornament the other day for our Jesse Tree. I'd had been looking for a globe/world to represent our Advent devotional on Creation and I finally found one I like. It's a decorative globe ball from World Market.

I love the muted tones of it and that it's made out of paper. I'm really trying to go for a hand-made, subtle look with the ormanents and am planning to decorate the tree with browns and blues to go with the decor in our family room. So this is perfect.

I just drilled holes in the top and bottom and threaded it with a brown satin ribbon. It's ready to go. One ornament down....twenty four to go.

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