Archive for February 28th, 2007

Books we read, February 28th

Wednesday, February 28th, 2007

What a busy day it was! Being busy scrubs my memory. I am reasonably sure we read something in the morning but can’t say what. On the way to Reid’s swimming lesson we read Zoom, Zoom, Poppy Cat by Lara Jones twice on the way there and then on the way home we discussed what happened instead. Before bed we read 50 Below Zero by Robert Munsch. Reid is getting quite familiar with the stories in the various Munsch treasuries and chooses stories among them based on the illustrations on the front cover. We also read Going on a Field Trip, a Read and Roll book, because what would a day be without a school bus book.

The alphabet reinterpreted

Wednesday, February 28th, 2007

I video taped Reid singing her version of the alphabet but I’m not sure how to put it on the computer and I haven’t got her in front of the web cam yet but rest assured that Reid has heard the alphabet song – both traditional and Sari’s tune – often enough that she has begun to reinterpret it in her own way. To my tin ear, anyway, she seems to have the tune down pretty well but the letters aren’t quite in the order you might expect. There is also a new letter toward the end, a “double-B”, where you would expect the “w” to appear. I wonder if they sing the alphabet in English and French at daycare. Reid might me mis-speaking the “double-vey” from French. In any case, the letters that come after “t” are usually repeated a couple times, as though the record is skipping. (That’s an allusion that reveals my age, eh?)