Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Unicorn Crossing!

Lucy and I are the huge fans of Phoebe and Her Unicorn series.  It is originated from a daily web comic strip on GoComics by cartoonist Dana Simpson, but we discovered in a form of a book a few years about and it became our daughter -mother thing :-) We read it together aloud she reads Phoebe and I am Marigold :-)

It just happened  Last week that the newest book (#5) came out and  Lucy was rewarded at her school with the trip to Barnes and Noble and her choice of one book (yes, her school does that! ).  Can you guess what was her choice?

Lucy, me and Unicorn Crossing book

What a treat! It is funny, geeky, and perfect for a smart 9 year old girl, and her mom :-) I love my little girl and her enthusiasm for reading <3

I shared the picture and thank the author via Twitter, and she retweeted our post:

twitter clipping

Lucy was thrilled. It is good to know that person that writes "our book" is real and we can thank her. It makes a possibility to be an author some day more real too.


Saturday, February 4, 2017

OSMO

I introduced OSMO to my girls last year.
I gave Lilian (then 5) the Osmo Tangram and observed how she will deal with the unknown product:


After a little help with reading some set up words on screen, she quickly became comfortable enough to teach her twin sister.
Then it was Lucy (8) and her friends time to crack the rules of Osmo Numbers and it too went very well. It took a team work and you can even hear Lili voice giving them advices:


One of my CTELE students volunteer in a tutoring center. She has a boy with ADHD and is behind in his reading abilities.  I gave her OSMO words to see if that will help with his attention... And it worked!  The boy was engaged and intrigued!