Connecting to texts we have read


Spent the morning running around and exploring the garden. The boys were fascinated by the compost pit and when i came along to see what they were looking at Nish warned me that it was dangerous and that I should stay away. “There is something inside” he said, dragging me away from the pit. “What’s in there?” I asked. “He has terrible terrible feet and terrible claws…and terrible teeth in his terrible jaws” (to be pronounced teyyyibal and accompamnied by big eyes)…I look surprised and amused. Not sure if i got what he meant, Nish was kind enough to elaborate “Gruffalo!” 

At which point both he and Sid ran of screaming  “gruffalo” and flapping their arms. 

No idea where they suddenly remembered the book ; we have not read it in a while. But it was so cool to see them making that reference and connection! 


About myfourboysandme

Mom - a word that defines me... I smell of oats, johnson's and home baked cookies I am pink, purple, green and orange and so is the floor my kids color on. Flour on my clothes and a brush in my pocket, my glasses bent out of shape and smudged with tiny fingerprints. I can't remember the date but i know almost 40 pictures books by heart. I wake up humming 'wheels on the bus'and i talk with my fingers and eyes and mouth. My bag carries band aids, napkins, wipes, crayons, papers, candy and sometimes my wallet. I know all the parks and very few of the restaurants in my neighborhood. Most of my shopping is diapers, books and paints My phd certificate lies in a roll, the frame now contains an abstract work of art by two year olds and i am prouder of that piece of paper. mom - a word that defines me!

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