The Big Green Pocketbook, Caps for Sale, Angus Lost, Blueberries for Sal
I decided to journal my BFIAR journey (in parts) with younger Gem as I was clearing photos to make more space in my phone. How I miss spending more time with her and older Gem previously before they started formal school. We took a BFIAR hiatus as they started school but I think I would like to resume and possibly move on to FIAR (for younger Gem) and Beyond FIAR (for older Gem).
Each book we rowed has a key memory verse as well as lap book to “document” her activities as keepsake. More than a year on, we still have them and she would take them out for a “review”!
The Big Green Pocketbook by Candice Ransom
“The fruit of the spirit is kindness.” Galatians 5:22
The key theme I was trying to bring out from this story was kindness. The kindness of the people the character met when she went to town as well as the bus driver who returned her pocketbook, which contained her entire day! Kindness is doing good and not expecting anything in return.
We also discussed about the invisible bucket from “Have You Filled Your Bucket Today?”
Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina
“In your anger do not sin.” Ephesians 4:26
“生气却不要犯罪。” 以弗所书 4:26
Angus Lost by Marjorie Flack
“I will not be afraid for you are close beside me.” Psalms 23:4
“因为祢与我同在。” 诗篇 23:4
Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey
“Wherever you go I will go.” Ruth 1:16
When grandpa gives you blueberries, read “Blueberries for Sal” and make blueberry muffins!