Archive for February, 2011
Think of a gift that you have received that meant as much to you as the rag doll did to Laura. Why was it so special?
If you received mittens and candy as a gift, would you be as happy as the children in book? Why or why not?
Why do you think Pa takes such care of his gun?
Why do you think the girls love to hear the story “The Story of Pa and the Voice in the Woods”?
Do you think Grandpa was too harsh on his 9 year-old son for coming home late?
What chores do Mary and Laura perform every day?
Why do you think Laura likes churning and baking days best of all?
Is there anything about Laura and Mary’s life that you are jealous of?
Do you think your life is better than theirs? Why?
This is a picture of Carrie, Laura and Mary Ingalls
Laura’s life is clearly very different from our life today!
What preparations does the family make for the coming winter and why are these preparations necessary?
Also, why do you think Laura and Mary have so much fun playing with a pig’s bladder and snacking on a barbecued pig’s tail?
Do you think children today would enjoy these as much?
Now that we have read the Blurb from Little House in the Big Woods, what are your thoughts?
What do you think the book is going to be about? Is this a book that you would have picked to read on your own?
Remember…There is NO WRONG ANSWER!! You are just making a prediction.
Don’ forget to have the 1st chapter read by Wednesday for our second meeting.