Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Tuesday's (Random) Teachable Tidbits

--Sea snails, also known as whelks, are responsible for those perfect little holes that we find in seashells. They drill the hole so they can eat (by sucking it out) the bivalve living inside. By the way, there are several cannibalistic creatures in the sea. 

--Watch out for words like 'ditch' when sounding out words with a dyslexic child.

--Reading with our beginner reader makes both Jeff and I feel very sleepy. Anyone else experience this odd phenomenon?

--While written with some liberty, Susan Wise Bauer's Story of the World is great history read-aloud.

--We are reading through the book of Matthew for Bible class this month. Today we read Chapter 2.  When the angel of the Lord came to Joseph and told him to move his family to another town, Joseph obeyed immediately.  I wondered aloud to the kids, if I would have the faith and courage to believe and just move immediately like Joseph did. It takes faith and maybe a little bit of crazy...crazy for God to take those kind of leaps!