19 April 2006

Tuesday Teatime

Our poems this week came from An Illustrated Treasury of Read-Aloud Poems for Young People .

We read through the section of poems on Friendship and Love. This contained Love and Friendship by Emily Bronte, A Boy's Song by James Hogg, The Pasture by Robert Frost, Laughing Song by William Blake, and Rondeau by Leigh Hunt.

I also read a few of the Laughing Lyrics: The Mock Turtle's Song by Lewis Carroll, A Trip to Morrow (author unknown), Mr. Nobody (author unknown; KidV1 had recited this at a homeschool art fair a few years back, so it was like visiting an old friend), Three Blind Mice by John W. Ivimey, and The Letters at School by Mary Mapes Dodge.

The book has occasional blurbs about the poets, which are fun to read. This is a great book for sharing with the kids, and I'll be using it again in the future.

Our menu was some Trader Joe organic lemonade along with leftover Arrowhead Mills gluten-free yellow cake made from a box mix, but without the eggs -- I used Ener-G egg replacer instead. I had made the cake for Easter, when it was topped with fruit and Soy Delicious. For the record, it's got an okay flavor but a sort of gritty texture. For Teatime we topped it with some berries.

1 comment:

Donna Boucher said...

Hi Gail,

Thanks for stopping by and leaving your pleasures :o)

It looks like we have knitting in common...and homeschooling!

How exciting that you are loving Mason-Dixon Knitting. Do you read their blog? They have been having so much fun on their book tour!

You make me want to get the book!