Saturday, October 16, 2010


Every year I wait. Some years it takes only days, other years it takes weeks. Eventually one of my fourth graders asks why my reading chair has the name Fred painted on it. That's when I put out the book The Old Woman Who Named Things by Cynthia Rylant. Its a wonderful book about an old woman who has outlived all of her friends. She is so sad she refuses to ever again name something that could die. She names her car Betsy, her house Roxanne and her favorite chair... you guessed it! FRED. Her feelings change toward the end of the story. I won't spoil it for you. You'll have to read the book. Christine

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