Monday, February 4, 2013

Currently Ducky!

Holy Moly! Look at me...two nights in a row! Well, the hubby is working an off duty job for the night, and the kids are all off doing their own things. I guess that leaves me to my own devices...

It's the beginning of the know what that means! Time to join Farley at Oh' Boy 4th Grade! I love her Currently linky parties!

With all of our focus turned to reading like scientists, I have pulled in a couple of great picture books to nurture that kind of thinking. The best part is how fun both of these stories are!

Redwoods by Jason Chin is perfect for pulling kiddos into the magic of the Redwood Forrest! They loved it and we had many, many questions that we wanted to explore further after we read. That is my open the door to the love of reading, the love of learning, and the love of exploring!
Ducky by Eve Bunting is a fictionalized story of a true event in history. On January 10, 1992, a crate of bath toys, washed overboard on its way from Hong Kong. 29,000 Floatees, including red beavers, green frogs, blue turtles and yellow ducks, were released to float the North Pacific Ocean.  Again, scientifically or not-so-scientifically, however you look at it, what fun to continue researching and exploring! I found a great article, Beachcombing Science from Bath Toys, written by Curtis C. Ebbesmeyer. Such cool reading...what scientists we will be!
The route of the Friendly Floatees.

One last book to share for tonight. This one is just because I find it so stinking cute. You just have to love Slugs in Love by Susan Pearson! I am starting to see a pattern in my love of most picture books...cute, sweet, precious but I just can't help it. How can you not love Herbie and Mary Lou? This is a touching poetic story that my kids love and only Kevin O'Malley can make slugs look cute!

Short and sweet post tonight ~ Happy Reading!

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  1. Would you mind sharing those winning Lotto numbers?? hehehe. Congratulations on 20 years of marriage!

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  2. Congratulations on 20 years! I am somewhat embarrassed to say that I love Duck Dynasty! My boyfriend got me hooked. Si is hilarious! Also--I love Redwoods!

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