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Psalm 78
. . . we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, his power, and the wonders he has done. .
so the next generation would know them . . . and they in turn would tell their children.
Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Spring Break Lit

Monday we will return to our studies after a week of spring break. For those of us in Kansas, the weather warmed perfectly. A drenching rain at the beginning of the week greened the grass and now I see our trees are budding!

We had the pleasure of reading Prince Caspian aloud over the course of the week. It has been awhile since we visited Narnia, so all the Edwards kids were hanging on every word. (Okay, not Toby, but he's only two.) As we read through the story I stopped every so often to ask, "What does that remind you of in the Bible?" After several times of this Lane told me, "Mom! This book helps explain the Bible!" We are now ready for the movie, which is hitting theaters May 16.

The Prince Caspian movie trailer.

We also read aloud A Carp in the Bathtub by Barbara Cohen. This is a funny story about two children who try to save their beloved carp from being turned into gefilte fish for Passover supper. It can be read aloud in one brief sitting.
Store-Bought Gefilte Fish (image from Wikipedia)
Another book we read aloud together recently was A Toad for Tuesday by Russell Erickson. In this story the protagonist, a toad named Warton, is kidnapped by an owl who intends to eat him for birthday dinner in five days. In the space of that time Warton plans his escape but soon discovers that his enemy has become his friend. We read this book aloud together in one long sitting. It was a great complement to our Owls in the Family reading for school, as well as our bird studies.

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