Is it really Wednesday already? Where have the days gone? I cannot believe that I haven't posted since Friday! The long weekend was amazing. We partied with friends, had great family adventures, got garden work done, spent half a day at the outdoor pool and just had a ton of fun! Three days with Chris home is always a treat.
Sam is still in school which seems much later than most other people but that is okay with me! She loves school so much and I know she will miss her teachers and friends when the year ends. Plus I will my structure hungry child at home with me everyday just begging for projects, learning and a schedule (all things that just sound like work to me right now!).
Anyway, I have an awesome book to share with you all tonight. If you ever do any lessons with animal tracks or scat (animal poop) I would STRONGLY encourage you to check out this book.
Track that Scat, by Lisa Morlock
A rhyming book about scat, what is not to love? This little girl has a new pair of boots and head out to explore the woods near her house. As she explores she keeps finding and somehow managing to step in all different kinds of scat. The story, in a fun and entertaining way, gives information about animal tracks, what animals eat, what the scat looks like and where the animals live. The information is incredible but presented in such a fun way that the kids don't even realize how much they are learning. Plus there are big sections of additional information for each animal that adults could read to grow their knowledge or older kids could have read to them.
This could be my new favorite book. And it has proven to be a new favorite of the girls too. They even asked their dad to read it the other night (which lead to all kinds of mocking and questioning of my abilities to pick out books for our children! "a book about poop? seriously?" HA!) and had a great time watching his face as he read about all the different animal poop.
This would be a great book to read before you go for a hike. You could also bring it along with you on the hike and make a stop at some point to read it along the way.
It just really makes looking for signs of animal life sound way more exciting and interesting to little minds!
Hope everyone else is having a great week!