Friday, February 29, 2008

The Little Old Lady Who Swallowed the Fly

So last night, I get home from work, we do a little homework and then back over to the school, for Make and Take Night. They do this twice a year, and it's always fun. My kid's go to Edgewood Primary School and what Make and Take Night is, some of the teachers come back and read a book to the students, and what they do is pick one book they want to hear and then go with that teacher.

So last night Maeve wants to hear her First Grade Teacher, Mrs. Richardson, read "The Little Old Lady Who Swallowed the Fly". What was neat is that her teacher gave us some great background information. Like, the story first appeared in the 1940s in the midwest, no one knows the original author. A number of versions have appeared since, including versions that completely change the theme. An example: "The Little Old Lady who swallowed a Pie" Thanksgiving themed, and "The Little Old Lady who Swallowed the Snow" Christmas Themed, and then there is "The Little Old Lady who Swallowed a Bat" Halloween Themed.

The great part about the Make and Take night is that they get to hear the story read, then they make a craft centered around the book, then they get to take the craft and a copy of the book home with them! Maeve got home and read the book to her baby sister at least twice before bed last night! That's enough to do any mommy proud.
This picture wasn't from last night, but this is of Maeve reading a story to her little sister, Molly. Last night was not the first time that she has read a story to her sister, in fact since she learned to read she has done it alot, but it still makes me proud to hear her reading to her sister.

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Anonymous said...

Kudos to you for being such a loving and involved parent. If more parents were like you there would be fewer kids with issues in the class room.

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