I have to admit, I have a thing for this boy's feet. I love everything about them. Even the dirt. A tidier mother might have told him to get his dirty feet off the table and go wash them, but me? I grabbed my camera. Anyways, I'd rather wash the tablecloth (which needs regular washing anyways) than interrupt a reading boy.
He and his sister fought over who got to read the book first. It usually drives me up the wall when they fight, but I was grinning ear to ear over this particular sibling conflict. The book worth battling for: I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916 by Lauren Tarshis.
My kids love the "I Survived" books, and I'm wondering, why didn't I think of writing these books? I'm no Lauren Tarshis, of course, but I can imagine that writing first person narratives of historical events for kids would be an intriguing writing project. As a homeschooling mom, I'm thrilled that my kids are getting a big dose of Social Studies and Reading in the same gulp.
If you're the type of mom who gets excited about children's books and children who read, you're probably already a fan of the e-zine, Alphabet Glue. Annie has created another wonderful copy of her magazine "for kids who love books (and their grown-ups)" (love her tag line).
Volume 3 of Alphabet Glue is packed with inspiring book lists, story maps, handmade book tutorials, story starters, and a mathematical story chart (for the homeschooling mom who loves an activity which encompasses Literature and Math at the same time!).
Annie has generously offered to giveaway five copies of Alphabet Glue Volume 3 to readers of A Foothill Home Companion. Lucky you! (And lucky me that you're here reading my blog! Word on the street is that blogs are dying in the shadow of Facebook and Twitter. Tell me it isn't so!)
To enter the drawing, leave a comment with one of your family's favorite book related activities or projects. We'd love to hear how you make reading come alive and extend beyond the binding of the book.
And don't worry about this blog dying. I'm old school. You can have your Facebook and Twitter. I'll hang on to my wordy, picture filled, sporadic blog posts.
P.S. For more pictures and less words, you can find me over on Habit this month.