Homeschool Conference!!!

Look at all those beautiful little feet two people can create!

Look at all those beautiful little feet two people can create!

Friday, June 3, 2011

All about Ben...

This year we've enjoyed some great studies of our Founding Fathers as well as some fascinating stories of the beginnings of our great Nation...

After a class I taught on Benjamin Franklin a couple of months ago, I had a friend bring over a book to our family to enjoy.  (Thanks Jerusha!)

I just had to share this one with all of you...it is FANTASTIC!  Great story to use as a read-aloud for your kiddos...we just took a few minutes and enjoyed this little gem one last time before it is returned to the library...AND we read it in the sunshine (BONUS!!!)  The sun is out today ~ hooray!!!

Anyway, back to this little book titled How Ben Franklin Stole The Lightning, written by Rosalyn Schanzer...the illustrations are magnificent and richly colorful...the story is entertaining and educational...After you read about him ~ you feel a huge regard of awe for this incredible man...He makes you just want to be better, to never give up, to use your imagination because the sky is the limit.  What an inspiration he is!

A couple of quotes from this little book that I love just have to be shared ~ so here goes:

Ben Franklin was honored with a medallion from France for all that he had done, it reads, "He snatched the lightning from heaven and the scepter from tyrants."  And he did!

And from Benjamin Franklin himself, he once wrote:  "If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading or do things worth the writing."  He spent a lifetime doing both.

And this book is sooooo worth the read ~ YOU and your kiddos will love it!
Happy Reading  :0)