We read If I Built a House by Chris Van Dusen, the book that won the NH Ladybug Award last year. This book models creativity as the boy in the story plans the house of his dreams. Afterward we each talked about our favorite room in his futuristic house. Next, a funny book called A Piece of Cake by LeUyen Pham, about Mouse, who bakes a cake for his friend Bird but meets with problems along the way as he goes to deliver it. I love this book because it has the most unexpected surprises on each page but it all comes to a very satisfying conclusion by the end of the story. At the end of our session, we read Brandie's favorite, Really Rabbits by Virginia Kroll, about two pet rabbits who help their family members at night while everyone's asleep. We thought it was so funny that they cooked and cleaned and folded the laundry!
a little for a nice quiet sound, or a lot for a LOUD sound!
Just before noon, we sat together in front of the clock, and watched the two hands creep closer and closer to the 12. Then we counted down: 15...14...13... all the way to 3...2...1 - and then we threw our streamers in the air, sounded our noisemakers, and yelled "HAPPY NOON YEAR"!