Books for First Grade & Some Knitting

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(Joining Ginny for Yarn Along, sharing knitting and reading.) I’ve almost finished this Rapunzel hat for Ella – a great pattern. Super simple, looks way harder than it actually is, and knits up crazy fast because the yarn is so thick. Ben and I have been reading Amsterdam: A History of the World’s Most Liberal City together, and it’s totally fascinating. No, it’s not just about marijuana and prostitution. Amsterdam, it turns out, has been at the center of pretty much everything that shapes the modern world, from the fall of the Catholic/Roman empire, the East India Trading Company, the world’s first stock market, and more. Really well done and a serious amount of history, from an angle I’ve never considered before.
I thought I’d share a little list of some of the books Ella and I have most enjoyed reading together this year (we’re doing first grade at home). We’re not strictly Waldorf, but I do find the Waldorf Student Reading List to be a great guide for age-appropriateness. ┬áHere are the ones we read & loved the most & please feel free to share your recommendations, too!

The Milly-Molly-Mandy Storybook
More Milly-Molly-Mandy (Storybook classics)
The Book of Fairy Princes
The Tales of Tiptoes Lightly
The Festival of Stones: Autumn and Winter Tales of Tiptoes Lightly
A Donsy of Gnomes, 7 Gentle Gnome Stories
Grandmothers’ Stories: Wise Woman Tales from Many Cultures

2 Responses to “Books for First Grade & Some Knitting”

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    We love all those books too! And I also like to check the Waldorf student reading list for ideas. :)
    My first grader has also been loving Mary Poppins and Thornton Burgess.
    Looove that hat! I’ve been wanting to do the “where the wild things are” hat by the same lady. :)
    Hugs, Mel

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    Melanie, Thanks for stopping by to say hello! Can’t wait to see your wild things hat :)

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