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My Very First Book of Shapes: 11/10/06
Sean brought home another shape book from preschool called My Very First Book of Shapes, written and illustrated by Eric Carle. It is one of the best introduction to shapes books I've seen. It has a wider variety of shapes than most books do. Each shape is also labeled and with the variety of shapes, beginning readers will be introduced to words they may not have had to read before. For instance, Sean has now learned the word almond. Of course the book has the lovely paper collage illustrations by Eric Carle which gives the book a vibrancies and personality. Finally, the book is a matching game. The pages are cut in the middle with a Carle illustration on one half and a black silhouette on the other half. Readers of the book are asked to match the black shape with the Carle picture. As the shapes aren't in order the book is somewhat challenging than a more traditional shape book.
Books by Eric Carle reviewed here: (Click on a title to read reviews).
Spruce Up Day:
Sean's school needs a little sprucing up and the owner has asked all the parents to volunteer some time next weekend to help out. We're thinking of signing up for a morning slot. We'd have breakfast at Baker's Square and then pop over to the school to put in a couple hours of work. The things that need work are: some painting, some furniture moving, and I think some yard work. I will have to look at the list of chores tonight when I pick up Sean to refresh my memory.
If entire families are welcome to volunteer, then all four of us will go. If not, then Ian will go on our behalf and I'll take Sean and Harriet either to the park (weather permitting) or home (if it is raining). Speaking of the weather, last night we had our first frost of the season and I've had to run the heater a little bit today during its usual off period because it's just too cold. Later today or tomorrow we're expecting rain.