The girls are really enjoying the book. They loved hearing about Ma slapping the bear and Pa attacking a tree (that he thought was a bear). They enjoy Pa's songs and Laura's mishaps (like losing her pocket). They were so happy when Laura was given Charlotte and loved hearing about the dance at Grandpa's. After reading about the dancing we jumped online to watch videos of jigging and square dancing so the girls had a better understanding of the type of dancing they would have been doing.
|Craft time: Bears in the Woods, simple construction paper circle bears|
There are times while I'm reading that I have asked the girls to draw something from what they hear as I read. Here are a few examples of their drawings:
We also made an addition to our log cabin: an Ingalls family made of yarn.