On a different note, we've been talking about the second habit of happy kids: Begin with the End in Mind. The kid friendly term that goes with this habit is "Have a Plan." We read Burro's Tortillas by Terri Fields (a twist on the Little Red Hen) and discussed how the burro had the end in mind.
We also made an anchor chart as we brainstormed ways to make a plan.
We spent some time at the end of last week discussing our long-term goals, like what we want to do when we grow up. I found out that most of my kids wanted to be a teacher, a police officer, a firefighter, or a mom. I felt like they needed some more ideas (not that those careers aren't wonderful, but they seemed uninformed of all the other options), so I checked out every career book our library had to offer!
And here's a little question for any Big Bang Theory fans out there. Did you know "Soft Kitty" is a real poem? I found it in a Words Their Way book today and was shocked. I thought it was just some crazy song made up for Sheldon!