Saturday, March 8, 2008

Building an Igloo

I hit upon an idea for our "construction" theme which is how people build houses around the world. This week we will do Building an Igloo by Ulli Steltzer and try our hand at making a model out of sugar cubes, per the directions in Finding Fairies: Secrets for Attracting Little People from Around the World. I would also like to begin The Eskimo Twins by Lucy Fitch Perkins as a bedtime read-aloud. It fits in well with Natalie's World Tour curriculum.

In later weeks we could set up our bamboo tipi again and make a wall out of cob!

I'm wrapping Natalie's birthday gifts today. She is getting two books (Birthday by Norah Romer and The Tale of the Little Little Old Woman by Elsa Beskow), the Princess cooperative game, and -- best of all -- she finally gets to sleep in the top bunk of her bunk bed! The rule is you have to be six and so her mattress has been on the floor next to her sister who is in the bottom bunk. Monday we will break out the ladder and move her mattress up high. She is super excited about this.

No comments: