Monday, January 25, 2010
Abby is slowly moving through OPGTR. It’s been three weeks and three lessons. There’s over a hundred lessons in that book. I’ve ditched the teaching script and I memorize the poem for the letter sound and we constantly sing the verses all week. Funny thing is that Vera is learning the verses along with the letter sounds and letters. I swear these two girls will start reading at the same time. Vera’s already picked up a decent amount of the alphabet from Abby. It’s neat to see how much of a sponge little ones are. I wonder if teaching Vera will be easier because she’s seen and heard all the stuff Abby is learning. I would assume so.
This week Scott’s cooking out of The Mediterranean Kitchen. Yum! We haven’t eaten out of that cookbook in a long time. Sicilian Cornish game hens with brussels sprouts and whole wheat couscous! Sardinian meatballs! I want to get my hands on Julia Child’s Mastering The Art of French Cooking. Scott and I watched The French Chef episode on “Elegant Eggs”. (See PBS.org, the episode can be streamed from there.) I made baked eggs, and they came out marvelous. Anyways, now I’m hooked on Julia Child.