Hey Everyone! We haven’t had much time to read this week, since I’ve been busy PACKING! In a whirlwind of a decision, we decided to put our house on the market and I have been scrambling to pack away all the pictures and nonessential stuff so it will be ready whenever someone wants to see it. My husband and I have been casually looking for a new house on a quieter street for about 8 months, but haven’t seen anything that really struck our fancy until last week. Of course, we have to sell our house before we can buy another one, so the race is on!
I did manage to squeak in a little reading though!
What I’m Reading
Mockingjay (Hunger Games, Book 3)
What can I say? I’m hooked. I polished this one off in about a day, just like Catching Fire. The book itself was great, and though I can’t say I’m disappointed in the ending, it did seem to wrap up a little too quickly. Of course, I would still recommend it for some great easy reading!
Okay, I’ll admit it. I’m having trouble getting back into nonfiction after the Mockingjay. So I’ve picked up a few more magazines this week to ease the transition!
Easy Daily Lesson Plans
As I may have mentioned before, I run a home day care and am always looking for fun theme ideas. Pinterest is great for that sort of thing, but there’s nothing like holding a book in your hand and browsing the ideas. This was at our local library and is PACKED with great ideas!!
What My Toddler is Reading
Three Little Pigs
We’re starting to do a little homeschooling (follow our journey over at 3 Boys and a Dog where I’m serving as a regular homeschool craft writer) and this week, we’re focusing on the Three Little Pigs. We got all kinds of different versions from the library and have been making masks, puppets, and little houses to go along with the theme. I might even makes some bacon for a themed snack. 🙂
My Little Pony Look and Find
If you haven’t picked up one of these “Look and Find” books for your little one, I would suggest you do so. On each page, there are 4-5 objects on the sidebar that the child needs to find in the picture. It’s just challenging enough to be a ton of fun.
What My Baby is Reading
My First Signs
I’m thrilled that my 13 month old is finally starting to get interested in signing, so we’ve been piling on the sign language books this week. This is one of my favorites because it’s a board book and has a lot of the everyday signs in it.
Old MacDonald Had A Farm
I know I mentioned this before, but the kid can’t get enough of this Touch and Feel book, so I thought I’d throw it into the mix again this week!
The CMLeaders Conference is coming up in a few weeks (have you entered for a free ticket yet??), and I want to read Brian Dollar’s book, I Blew It, before I go as well as The Eric Trap by Sam Luce, Jim Wideman and friends. What about you? Reading anything good this week?