Our new puppy, Cookie, has brought an enormous amount of extra giggles and wiggles to our house this past week! She's an almost 8 week-old Miniature Schnauzer named after the crushed-up Oreo that she looks like. Just listening to the constant laughter makes the extra hassle worthwhile. She is already becoming a good buddy to our little guy.
You can imagine any progress we've made toward my longed-for school routine has been shot to pieces by this new addition. Oh, well...
We did begin a new unit in Cullen's language arts studies called Beyond Words, which focuses on imagery in language with an overarching theme of "change" throughout. It was designed for classroom use, but it hasn't been difficult to adapt to a one-on-one setting. We've actually had some very interesting discussions through this. One of Cullen's assignments was to write a poem in which a thing is described by comparing it to something else and in which the item undergoes a change. The book suggested using a tree as the subject. Cullen had another idea altogether. Here is his poem:
A bubble is like an angel in the sky.
It looks like the earth
right in your eyesight.
It goes left.
It goes right
He recites this with his usual dramatic flair!