Gracie is in first grade this year, and although she can sing the months of the year, this book provided us a wonderful opportunity to carefully "say" each month and then look at its spelling and begin to learn to read the words. We also discussed how the year is a cycle that goes "around and around". I printed out the months and we "read" them and matched them to the pages of the book. Then on her own, Grace formed the months into a wonderful circle, showing the cycle Around the Year.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Author Fiesta- Around the Year
Cay has planned out this months great Author Fiesta-Tasha Tudor. We have been enjoying many of her books and illustrations.
One of the books that we have been enjoying is Around the Year. The pictures take us through the year with simplicity and beauty.