Trip to China compliments of Craig

Craig teaching some Mandarin phrases

 

The January program took us to China with Craig Reeder arriving in proletarian garb.  He taught us Chinese characters, shared pictures and postcards, gave a chopstick lesson, and read a harrowing tale.  We also signed kids up to be pen pals with students in China.  Stay tuned!

Craig aquainting us with the written language of China

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Book Review – The Chronicles of Prydain

The Chronicles of Prydain  by Lloyd Alexander are five different books that follow the life of Taran, a young Assistant Pig-Keeper. In the first book, The Book of Three, Taran is just a small boy who helps keep watch over a magician’s magical pig. But when the magical pig runs away to avoid the evil Queen Achren, Taran finds himself in an adventure. From the dungeons of Spiral Castle to the underground land of the Fair Folk (enchanted beings like elves and fairies), Taran must use his wits and be brave to survive. Along the way, Taran makes new friends like the young and fearless, Princess Eilonwy; the heroic knight, Gwydion; and the strange but adorable creature, Gurgi.    Continue reading “Book Review – The Chronicles of Prydain”