|Evan's cereal-- apple jacks, potato chips and Oreo's...|
We watched two non- fiction movies about Alaska and I had the boys find Alaska on both the world map and the United States map. We talked about the summer months where it's light all day long and how it's dark all day long in the winter months. We talked about climate and, of course, the northern lights. Alec knew quite a bit about the climate since he reads about arctic animals all the time and knew that the northern lights happened in arctic areas. Ian watches all the Discovery Channel shows like Gold Rush, Bering Sea Gold, Yukon Men, etc so he too knew a lot about this area already.
We read more of our Wonderstruck book and we're more than half- way through it now. It's getting really good and I don't think any of us wanted to put it down. But we had to move on. We had some errands to run and we went to visit my Grandmother, who is in a nursing home. We also stopped by the boys old school to say "hi" to all their old teachers. It was a bit awkward for me since I used to work there but most every we met supported and encouraged us to keep at it. It was a great afternoon. Alec brought a bunch of books in the car to read to Evan. It was adorable to listen to him imitate mouse's voice and all the other animals in the story. He reads with tons of expression and will whisper when words are small and shout when words are large, he definitely picks up on all those reader clues. Ian complained about all of Alec's voices and the next thing I knew Ian was asking to borrow a few of Evan's trucks books so he could read to himself and they all ended up reading while we drove around.