Return to a time when a boy could be a boy; when life was more clear from the top branch of a tree; when a kid could trade anger and disappointment for action and adventure; when the whole neighborhood was his playground; and the sloppy kiss from a dog could make everything right.
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Monday, July 29, 2019
The old Myers pump stood in the yard over the well Mr. Lehman had drilled for the family when they built the house. The pump was especially meaningful because the Myers brothers were cousins of Gramma.
If you had a pump in your backyard, how would you use it? Write three paragraphs.
Paragraph one would describe the advantage of having a pump and how you'd use it.
Paragraph two would describe the disadvantages of a working outdoor pump.
Paragraph three would tell how you would solve those problems with the pump.
Saturday, July 27, 2019
Read Tucker McBride as a family. Use the teaching prompts to have lively family discussions. No writing necessary. Just brainstorm together. Remember, in a good brain storming session, there are no wrong answers.
The goal is to allow each family member to participate and have their opinion counted. We've forgotten how to talk to one another, to discuss without arguing, to value the suggestions and ideas of all, young and not-as-young.
The family can appoint a new discussion leader for each session. No one is assigned to determine an "idea-winner." The leader sums up the ideas and protects the owner of unusual suggestions. "That's an idea I wouldn't have thought of."
Children often feel they are not heard. Listen and respect what everyone has to offer. Laugh, not at anyone but with them when they laugh.
Monday, July 22, 2019
Saturday, July 20, 2019
Monday, July 15, 2019
RETURN TO A TIME WHEN A BOY
COULD BE A BOY.
World War II limited the materials that went into new clothes. Most kids wore "hand-me-downs" from older brothers and sisters. Tucker wore jeans and T-shirts in the book, Tucker McBride. In the first grade he wore knickers his uncle wore when he was the same age.
Sunday, July 14, 2019
Return to a time when a boy
could be a boy.
Friday, July 12, 2019
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