We continued our fall fun (and knocked a couple more leaves off our leaf list) with a few of our favorite autumn activities, last night...
...making chocolate maple owl cookies (click the link, for instructions - we cut the recipe in half this year, for smaller cookies, which we liked even better)...
...and paper bag owls.
Only the two youngest (ages 5 and 6), joined in the craft time, which is as it should be. But, everyone made a cookie, and enjoyed listening to Stockard Channing's reading of Ramona the Brave by Beverly Cleary.
You just can't make paper bag owls without Ramona...well...you can, but you shouldn't. And, since most of her stories start out, at the beginning of the school year, they're perfect for fall.
As much as I enjoy reading Beverly Cleary stories out loud, I turned to an audio version this time, so I'd be free to join in the fun, and help the children with the craft, and cookies. I'm really fond of Stockard Channing's performance. But, it did make me smile to hear the children say, they like my reading better. It's always nice to have a fan club.
You can find out what other families have been reading this week, and pick up some good recommendations, at the What My Child is Reading link-up hosted by Mouse Grows Mouse Learns.
It's great to be a homeschooler.