What We Did, September 10-21

Bible: Finished up Joshua, Gideon, Samson, and began Samuel

Song: None. I’ve got to get back to this.

Memory: Exodus 20:1-7

Poetry: Selections from A Child’s Garden of Verses

Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel: Once again, a choice that they were unenthusiastic about at first became a favorite after a few readings. Grandpa was especially excited to get to read it to them.

The Story of Ping: D2 is finally starting to get into this one.

How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World: Still popular. I still haven’t gotten around to making an apple pie with them.

One Lighthouse, One Moon: We seem to be into a moon-fascination time here.

Harold and the Purple Crayon: The moon follows Harold, just like it follows us!

Went on a couple of different picnics.
Saw a farm with animals.
Watched bees sipping nectar, a grasshopper resting on a leaf, squirrels eating at the park, a spider spinning a web, deer by the side of the road, the moon and the stars at night.
Cooked countless meals of whatever objects were available.

D2 especially has grown entranced by the moon and stars–I suppose part of it is that it now gets dark before his bedtime, yet it’s warm enough to linger outside and look at them. He loves trying to spot it as the car moves; D1 has noticed that it seems to follow us. They also like to spot airplanes in the dark.
D2 is starting to get the idea of counting beginning at one, although he’s still not too strict about one number per object. D1 is getting more precise and more patient and usually comes up with the right total for quantities below ten.

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