Today is the day, and I'm almost too excited to eat (almost)! My big purchases for today were two large, laminated maps. One is of the United States, and one is of the world.
I remember, as a child, my parents had a map of the world posted right by our kitchen table. My parents would ask us, "What is the capital of . . . ." and we would race to find the answer. Learning about the world was the highlight of our day. We didn't own a TV, and we didn't have much money. But we found ways to keep ourselves entertained! Also, there was a creek in the back yard and we made home-made boats to race, we made puppets for the book Prince Caspian, we found an old hobo house and almost set it on fire, accidentally! Good times. Maybe I'll write about all of that another time.
So today, when I am tutoring, we are going to look at the maps. We will find out where our stories take place, and talk about where we might like to visit someday. Hopefully, it will be a useful tool for our sessions.
I'm the owner of Family First Braille, the author of this blog, and the editor of Family First Braille Magazine.