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Thursday, October 25, 2018

Party School

For a couple years now, we have used Bravewriter's Arrow book list in our homeschool journey. I have loved the book selections and am grateful for suggestions I would never had had on my radar. This year, however, I decided to work through my own list of read-alouds with the girls. 

One of the ideas I learned through Bravewriter was to have a party centered around ideas from the book upon completion. This is exactly what we did with our most recent read aloud, Absolutely Truly by Heather Vogel Frederick.

There is a recipe for pumpkin whoopie pies in the back, and of course we whipped up a batch!

We also read a very short summary of Shakespeare's play Much Ado About Nothing, which was mentioned all throughout the story.

And we played a bird memory game. The main character in the book loves birds and keeps a "life list" of all the birds she sees.

It's a very fun, simple way to wrap up the story and make a few memories!

I'm linking up with Little Things Thursday


  1. How fun! I'm always inspired by your ideas! The boys are studying flying creatures at co-op and just learned about a bird "life list." Maybe I'll have to pick up that read aloud. We are almost done reading The Vanderbeekers.

  2. Also wear did you purchase your bird matching game?

  3. What a great way to teach kids. The party sounded fun and those Whoopie Pies looked delicious.