We finished reading Because of Winn Dixie last Friday and I don't think our hearts will ever be the same. This story brought us close to tears several times and pulled on all our heart strings. We shared our thoughts on sadness and how we deal with it when it comes into our lives. We were also faced with dealing with a happy, but not perfect, ending. This led to some great discussion about what happiness is all about. This story was simply magical for us and we didn't want it to end! We will be diving into a new chapter book in the new year. I thought everyone might enjoy checking out the movie trailer for Because of Winn Dixie. See if you can spot some out favorite characters and events! Leave a comment about what you notice!
Today we read a BEAUTIFUL book called Stranger in the Woods. It was written by a husband and wife right from the state of Michigan. This couple not only wrote this enchanting story, but also took all of the stunning photos. This book was one of the highlights of our day today and many kids mentioned it in appreciation circle at the end of the day. watch the video below to learn more about these AMAZING authors!!!
Here is one more video treat! It is a sneak peak of The Stranger in the Woods. You will have to go check it out from the library or find it at your local bookstore to enjoy the whole thing :)