Saturday, March 31, 2012

Picture Saturday: Happy (late) Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Earlier this month on March 2nd was Dr. Seuss's birthday, so we celebrated with reading Dr. Seuss books in grade 1 library.  My  grade 6 helpers made this bulletin board in Dr. Seuss's honour:

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Picture Saturday: the Nagycsarnok

Occasionally on Saturdays I go downtown Budapest to the Nagycsarnok (translated at the great hall and better known in our the English speaking community as the Covered Market.  Although there are many 'covered markets' in Budapest).  At the Naygcsarnok shoppers can find many fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, cheese and souvenirs.   Last week I bought 'medve hagyma' translated as bears onion which after a little bit of research I discover is a called wild garlic or ramsons in English.  While I was out shopping I also took a photo from the top of the market hall:

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Why I Love My Job: Two of Everything

Last week I read Two of Everything to my grade two students.  Every year each new class thinks it is hilarious that the woman falls into the pot and two women come out.  Read the book and you will understand what I am talking about!   I had the students draw pictures in response to book.  Here are some of them (I had my very helpful grade six students hang them up):

Two of EverythingTwo of Everything by Lily Toy Hong
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book is a perennial favorite with my grade 2 students.

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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Picture Satuday: Tomatoes

For everyone who read my prayer letter (for those who didn't receive it, but would like to send me your email address) here is a picture of the tomato plants I am growing.  I am excited that is is spring and I am looking forward to eating some fresh tomatoes in the future. 


Friday, March 9, 2012

Book Review: Roots

Roots: The Saga of an American FamilyRoots: The Saga of an American Family by Alex Haley

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book is thought provoking.  Although it is long and somewhat detailed this only adds to the enjoyment.  Roots speaks to the human desire to understand from whom we have come.

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