February 27, 2009

Boxcar Children

Somewhere between a major headcold and my birthday celebrations, we began a new study of The Boxcar Children. You may have read this series as a child; I apparently was deprived of this fabulous set of books. We are thoroughly enjoying reading and studying this piece of literature.

In the beginning, the children fall asleep inside a haystack. This led to a discussion of farming and the evolution of haystacks to hay bales that we see today. My cyberfriend, Gail, composed a blog post of life on her farm, including excellent pictures of hay. Check it out!

4 comments:

Abrams Boys said...

Camden has been reading this series. Do you have any suggestions of websites that may go along with the books? Have fun! Thanks, Mandy

Tracie said...

Hey! We like these books too!! Up to #18 is written by the same author then they change a little.
Hope you are feeling better.

Jennifer said...

I loved those books as a child! I can remember playing Boxcar. I was always Violet....and always wanted to dam up a creek....

Mrs. Darling said...

We loved those books as a child. I cant get Tink to read them but maybe Peter will. Hopefully!