After a 2 week break for the holidays, it was our first day back to the school routine today. C was enthusiastic & I was relieved. He fully embraced the holiday, often reminding family members that it was a holiday & he could choose to do whatever he wanted.
Anyway, we read this great book & I couldn’t wait to write about it. It is called Grandfather Tang’s Story by Ann Tompert. It uses tangrams to tell the story so we brought out our Spielgaben set & made the animals as we read through the story. We talked about 2 & 3 dimensional images, different types of shapes and made our own interpretations of the animals in the story. We talked about the friends in the story & how they treated each other. The best part of this book was the storytelling it inspired in our house afterward. I wish that I remembered where I read about this book!