April being Poetry month, we used Patches as our subject and wrote LOTS of poems about him - cinquain, acrostic, and just plain silly. Here are a couple of cute ones!
We have been having a blast reading Judy Blume books. My kids have cleared the whole Judy Blume section out of the library - I think they all chose at least one book. This week we have focused on The One in the Middle is the Green Kangaroo. We have been using Amy Lemons unit - which is fabulous. The kids LOVED this story. I only have 11 copies of this book - so we used it as a partner read unit. They took turns reading to Patches. He seemed to enjoy the story too!
This is a picture of my birthday balloon a couple days ago -... my birthday was March 7th. This thing has been hanging out up there for more than a month with no signs of coming down anytime soon! How weird is that? I have never seen a balloon hang on for so long. Must have been some super helium!
This is my favorite picture of the week! This little pup - Stuffy - was my best friend for my entire childhood. He is missing his ears, chewed off my childhood dog, Strudel. His back is stitched up with green fishing line, from the time my sweet grandpa took him into his room on a silver tray to lovingly perform restuffing surgery on him. He is stuffed with bitty Styrofoam balls, childhood wishes, dreams and tears. Just looking at him can bring memories rushing back to me at warp speed. My daughter Eden has recently discovered him and is in love. I found him like this in her room this afternoon. I sent up another thank you to God for sending me this baby girl!
Have a blessed weekend!