As you know, Elias started school two weeks ago. A teacher friend of mine is going through a preschool curriculum with him and her daughter three days a week. Starting off was a bit scary . . would my friend see schooling the way I do? I knew everything would be okay when I saw that she had ordered a Robert Mccloskey reader and lots of other quality children’s books. We don’t have a library here, so books are prized. We have been enjoying One Morning in Maine for years now .. but the other books by this author are superb too.

Elias especially liked Lentil, which is a story about a boy who plays “She’ll be coming around the mountain when she comes.” Elias also has a harmonica, but he likes to shout the song instead!