I didn't do a great job in keeping up with this book over the holidays. We still had fun with it and learned new things even if we didn't cover all that I might have wanted. Sometimes other things just take precedence ... and that's all right!
At our third co-op we covered Chapters 5-7 and our topics of learning were sensory and descriptive writing and braille. Each of the children were challenged to invent something and then using descriptive language there were to sell this item to the rest of the group. It is always so much fun to see this type of open-ended project and to see their creativity at work.
We watched some parts (not all or even most of the movie) to understand the setting of this time period.
entire alphabet was made available for the games they were going to play.