Our glass jar lanterns/Unsere Glaslaternen
On November 10, 1855 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow published his epic poem The Song of Hiawatha. It is written in the same meter as the Kalevala, which Charlotte is studying right now. To honor that day we read the picture book Hiawatha, which only shows the boyhood of Hiawatha. The beautiful pictures also tie in with local history and geography.
Veronika and Flora enjoyed a fairly new book by Aliki called Quiet in the Garden. There are many animals to discover. Then today we read Thunder Cake, in which an old woman from Russia heals her granddaughter of being afraid of thunder storms by baking a Thunder Cake.