Lately, Annie has become enamored with a new series of books.....The Puppy Place books by Ellen Miles. The books deal with something that is near and dear to Annie's heart, animals. Puppies to be specific. She has loved animals since she was small and has always been interested in anything that has to do with animals. I fully expect her to grow up and become a wildlife veterinarian. In fact, she has told me several times that she plans to do just that and work at the National Zoo in Washington D.C. While I am not thrilled with the idea of her moving so far away, I am happy that she is willing to do someting so scary (to an eight year old) in order to achieve her dream.
This morning she spent about an hour reading about the author of her new favorite books. She got out her little calendar and wrote down the dates of upcoming releases and planned how/when she would buy each one. I found it quite charming. She is currently writing a letter to this author. I have taken this opportunity to explain the proper way to write a letter and address an envelope. It just tickles my heart when homeschooling just ties into our everyday life.