At our little yellow school, we love books! Our personal library has more books than I care to admit, yet we are continually acquiring more. You can never have too many books! From old classics such as Where the Wild Things Are and The Very Hungry Caterpillar, to new classics such as The Paper Bag Princess and If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, there is a feeling of comfort in being surrounded by great literature.
This year, our students could not seem to get enough of our collection of 'My First Little House Books'. Some of them are pictured.
My First Little House Books are based on the Little House on the Prairie series written by Laura Ingalls Wilder. The books are about Laura's childhood memories of being part of an American pioneer family in the 19th century. (Those of us of a certain age will also remember the television series which aired for nine years beginning in the 1970s.) My First Little House Books allow the youngest readers to share in the adventure of Laura's life on the prairie. Time and time again, our students wanted to hear about Laura's family - Pa, Ma, her big sister Mary, her little sister Carrie and their good old bulldog Jack.
In one of the books, Mary and Laura help Ma make butter with the churn. The children were absolutely fascinated by the process of making butter.
|Mary using the butter churn.|
Inspired by Mary and Laura, we decided to make our own butter.
Then we all took turns shaking the jar.
It is almost done, just a little more shaking.
Now it is all done! We spread some of the butter on bread. It was yummy!