Saturday, October 01, 2016

Banned Books Week is Over...
Of course, we are continuing to read.

This year's Banned Book's Week ran from September 25th-October 1st. We participated well but I don't feel like we are we will go on for a while.

We went to the library and found we have read many of the books in the children's Banned Books display. Among the books was Shel Silverstein's "The Giving Tree." We did not get around to reading that for the week but have read it before. We probably watched the reading/animation below this week...but I don't remember for sure...that is how busy a week it has been.
SO: Yes, we did start to watch it...but Kindergartner informs me he feel asleep. We can't have him miss hearing Shel Silverstein's voice. :-)

During the week, we watched the movie of "How to Eat Fried Worms" but have not gotten to reading the book yet. The book was award-winning. This title was banned for being gross. There was a joke made by a three-year-old about an anatomy part...but it seems that natural joke-telling that kids do was not enough to get it a ban. People were afraid kids would do things like eating fried worms. Our Kindergartener has no intention of eating fried worms...though he did observe that the recipes would make doing it easier. Some great lessons about bullying.


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