Today we had an extra child with us for school. We played Sound Bingo, continued our dictation of Aesop's Fables with words and a collaborative drawing at the easel, and then moved on to Science. We are now studying plants for the next month. Earlier in the week we planted 5 small plants and made a chart to daily record our findings as each plant is cared for differently. We studied Life Cycles and made a paper plate life cycle drawing of a plant. Afterwards we soaked beans and placed them in bags to observe germination.
We have been stumped with finding good read-a-louds. I know they are out there, so I checked out The New York Times Parent's Guide to the Best Books for Children by Eden R. Lipson. I placed many recommended books on hold and I think we are on to Rootabaga Stories by Carl Sandburg next. We just finished The Courage of Sarah Noble which they liked. Any recs are welcomed. They seem to love books like James and the Giant Peach and Willie Wonka, etc.