Saturday, December 26, 2009

Book List 2009

2009 MK List
A Gate at the Stairs - Lorrie Moore
My Name is Asher Lev - Chaim Potok
Absurdistan - Gary Shteyngart
The Russian Debutante's Handbook
- Gary Shteyngart
Don't Cry - Mary Gaitskill
And then we came to the end - Joshua Ferris
The Brief Incredible Life of Oscar Wao - Junot Diaz

2009 Read Aloud List

The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame
Ramona the Pest, Beverly Cleary
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, Kate DiCamillo
From the mixed up files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
Holes, Louis Sachar

Little House on the Prairie (series), Laura Ingalls Wilder
Harriet the Spy
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar
The Gypsy Game
The Saturdays
Tuck Everlasting

Elliot's Reading 2009

Runaway Ralph
Ramona Quimby, Age 8
Henry and the Clubhouse
Henry and Ribsy
Henry Huggins

The Mouse and the Motorcycle
Knights of the Lunchtable
The Plant That Ate My Dirty Socks
The Swamp Monster in Third Grade

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Friday, December 18, 2009

Ashersaurus and the Dinosaurs

Asher now has 15 dinosaur books and can identify at least 50 dinosaurs. Last year when he became obsessed with dinos, unfortunately I taught him the incorrect way to pronounce nearly all of his favorite theropod dinosaurs (actually pretty much all dinosaurs). Now that we have a textbook size Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs and use the Internet to research - we are re-learning the correct way to pronounce. For him, it's no sweat, he picks up the new sound so fast. But it's taking me a while to remember to say kar-kar-o-DON-tuh-SAWR-us instead kar-char-odontosaurs....CARCHARODONTOSAURUS.

Deinonychus: Pronunciation: dye-NON-ick-us

Giganotosaurus: Pronunciation: JYE-ga-NO-toe-SORE-us

The audio file at DinoDictionary is my friend.