Thursday, February 7, 2013

FIAR: All Those Secrets of the World

I don't always (or often) do a great job at taking photos of our weeks with FIAR books.  I'm not really sure why.  This time of year, I really just don't take a lot of photos period.  I think I get wiped out with Christmas and this month is just a slower month.  And it seems to ebb and flow like that every year.  Still not sure why not more pictures.  Anyway, I did have a few from this week that I thought I would share.

We rowed the book All Those Secrets of the World.  Loved this story.  It takes place during WWII when the main character's Daddy goes off to fight in the war.  Its a story of perspective.

One of the lessons has to do with the perspective of things when they are close versus far away.  The "secret" is that things seem smaller when they are far away.  We tried this outside.

In the story, a little boy moves away from the main character until he is no bigger than her fingernail.

We both tested this out.
 Also tried an optical illusion.  I think I need more practice with this one.
 We also talked about the area of the story - Chesapeake and remembering being there this summer.  Of course we made the meal substituting gluten free ingredients to make it safe for our family.

 Clam chowder and crab cakes.  Yummy.  I do love these meals as it gives us an opportunity to try things that we might not otherwise.  I think it encourages children to try new things when they have had a hand in making them too.