Friday, June 08, 2007

Message in a Bottle

What do you do when you find a message in a bottle floating around your floor?

Open it, of course, and decipher the cryptic message it contains. (Help, it's me, Piglet.)

Rescue Piglet from his perils. Read a little Winnie-the-Pooh. Giggle with your husband over it after "Peglet" has gone to bed. Decide that this year's "homeschooling" efforts have been a success.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

X is eXciting!

I was a little unsure of how to proceed with teaching the letter X, since the few words that start with it don't make it's usual sound. I was glad to read what this site said about teaching it: make an eXception to teaching words that start with the letter and teach instead words where x makes its normal sound (ks). That made perfect sense to me!
  • Read Little Cottontail, in which Little Cottontail grows up and learns how to avoid becoming dinner to a foX. (This is a classic in my family; my Dad has read it countless times to kids and now grandkids. It's a fun story, but also a good lesson on the importance of listening and obeying!)
  • Read The TaXi that Hurried, a classic Goldenbook that is also a favorite around here.
  • Have Peregrine do the X page on
  • Make and eat some MeXican food and remember last fall's eXcursion to MeXico.
  • Go eXploring.
  • Read about the saXaphone in The Story of the Orchestra and listen to some saXaphone music.