This week Holly read Town Mouse, Country Mouse to me. This is the first time she 'remembers' this story even though we have read this a few times through the years. She did a great job reading aloud, good voice and little help with words. I adore how her reading skills have just blossomed!
After reading the book she narrated it back to me and then she did a Venn diagram on the two mice. I didn't help her with it, didn't offer any suggestions other than use your book to refresh your mind as you think through the diagram. She did a beautiful job... she even attempted some cursive handwriting.
We also listened to a version of the story through storynory.com. Here is a link: Town Mouse, Country Mouse
When she was finished she colored some bookmarks that I laminated for her. She was in need of some new book marks and thought this might make for a useful craft connection this time around. Now that we did bookmarks... we might do this a bit more often! I found the printables for the book marks through Jan Brett's site: Jan Brett - Town Mouse, Country Mouse Activities There is a lot more you can do or use through this link.