|Having a little fun with some flashlight reading!|
Tonight was Earth Hour and our boys were very excited to celebrate. After getting in their pjs, they went around the house turning off all of the lights. I lit some candles and gave both boys a flashlight. We were sure to keep the kids away from the candles.
They were a little more energetic than they normally are at that time (my three year old only lasted about 10 minutes before going to bed), but it was a fun change for all of us. My kindergartner said, "It's fun reading down here in the dark." Sometimes that is all you need to hear to make the effort worth while!
Tonight the boys' books of choice were
Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure Official Strategy Guide
The Usborne Alphabet Picture Book
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
10 for Dinner by Jo-Ellen Bogart
10 for Dinner is one of the books my son brought home for his fluency reading. This is one of the more difficult books he has brought home, so he was frustrated the first few nights that we read it together. Tonight he did a great job, and is much more confident reading it! I love to watch his improvement through the week with each new book!
10 for Dinner tells the story of a girl named Margo who invites 10 guests to her birthday. On each page the author tells you what each of the guests wore, ate, made, and what time they got to the party. The tenth guest is the funniest guest and eats peanut butter sandwiches with olives and sauerkraut, makes a Loch Ness monster hat, and wears his Halloween costume. This is a silly book that makes my son laugh. I hope that we created a fun memory of reading it in the dark and I can't help but wonder if he will tell his teachers that we read this book by candlelight "because we need to save electricity."
It doesn't have to be Earth Hour to read in the dark! Grab some flashlights and try it tomorrow night to not only "save electricity" but to have a little fun too!