Time for me to call it a night. It is always a good day when you learn something new, as do the children in Jennie Fitzkee’s class. Always a pleasure to read her posts… Little House on the Prairie was one of my favourite stories as a child. #recommended
My copy of Little House on the Prairie is so well-loved that two entire sections of the book have fallen out. No matter; the words are all there. I wouldn’t trade that book for anything. When I finish reading each day, I stand up and go to each child on their nap mat and show them any illustrations. As careful as I am, those two sections often fall out onto the lap of a child. The children seem to understand that they represent the many years of children before them who heard the same words and reveled in the story. I think they feel included in that special group.
Chapter reading is more than the words we read. In our last chapter, Laura continues to ask about wanting to see a papoose. Ma talks about Indians. Her words clearly indicate that she does not like Indians. This is what happened:
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