Today we read, The Gardener by Sarah Stewart. This is a very sweet depression era story. That part of the story was over his head but he liked seeing the little girl planting and growing flowers. After reading the story we decided to get a little crafty. We pulled out paint to create a garden of our own. Jake loves to paint and I even talked him into using is fingers a little for finger painting. (He usually is not interested in doing that!) It is an important early literacy skill to make connections from texts. It helps with comprehension and just the love of reading. Find a story to make a connection with today!