pencils 2Lots of sharpening of pencils today—writing and drawing work. We sketched while listening to our SQUILT selection (Wagner’s “Ride of the Valkyries”). Noah drew planets for math practise (numbers). Zahra wrote a letter. After lunch, Noah grabbed the long roll of paper we have, taped a section to the floor and started drawing a battle scene. I’m not allowed to look at it just yet, so I can’t tell you more than that.

pencilsZahra alternated her time between knitting and continuing a story she’s writing. She told me that when she’s stuck on what to write next, she knits a few rows and has a eureka moment. Her story is about a girl who is building an ice castle with her younger brother and sister (where does she get these things?) and finds a wolf cub taking shelter in the ice castle one morning. She sneaks the wolf cub up to her room, and now she’s working on writing out the shenanigans of trying to keep a wolf in the house unnoticed by your mother.

Later, she decided to write an edition of The Daily Prophet à la Harry Potter. Leila wanted to get in on that, too, and so filled an entire sheet of paper with lovely scrawl.

And Saïd was in for a treat this evening when Noah begged to read him a book. I don’t think either of us would ever say no to one of them asking to read to us, especially our once reluctant reader. Go, Noah!