Grade School Stories
Life Lessons From Folktales
I came close in making a top 5 favorite, but couldn’t compromise. So here are my top 6 out of the 15!
In no special order:
Because I am working with Eden not being impressionable towards the scary and dreary. This story shows how books can help.
The Frazzle Family
Because I can relate to being frazzled and forgetting. Plus, our household loves to sing about anything we might be doing that day.
In New York
Because I loved the Illustrations. Then I loved how it was educating. Lastly, It made me want to visit New York even more…with my kids!
No Slurping, No Burping!
Because I have seen it’s positive effects on my girls when we are eating. Aaannd, if I have to have another reason; I liked that it was the kids helping the adult.
Because it shows how girls can be adventurous. Because it was about sisters.
Because I learned something new. Because it was a story about a cat, and I’m not allowed to have a cat(thanks to husband’s request).
Scarlatti Harpsichord Solo: The Cat’s Fugue
After breakfast I decided to pull the book, Richard Evan’s Quote Book off my shelf. Remarkably, the ones read seemed to be what was needed to start my day.
“I have taken my best pains not to laugh at the actions of mankind, not to groan over them, not to be angry with them, but to understand them.” -Baurch Spinoza
“Oh, the comfort the inexpressible comfort, of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts, nor measure words-but pouring them all right out-just as they are – chaff and grain together-certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them-keep what is worth keeping-and with the breath of kindness blow the rest away.” -Dinah Maria Mulock
“Years ago I preferred clever people. There was a joy in beholding…a mind…bearing thoughts quickly translated into words, or ideas expressed in a new way. I find now that my taste has changed. Verbal fireworks often bore me. They seem motivated by self-assertion and self-display. I now prefer another type of person; one who is considerate, understanding of others, careful not to break down another person’s self-respect…My preferred person today is one who is always aware of the needs of others, or their pain and fear and unhappiness, and their search for self-respect…I once liked clever people. Now I like good people.” -Solomon Bennett Freehof