One of them is going to be a watercolor book of our favorite pieces. The rest we will turn into cards.
The other is going to be our Verse book and it begins with our Autumn tales - the first being of Squirrel Nutkin. The verse is taken from the Wynstone's "Autumn" story entitled, "Autumn Story" by B. Marking.
I told the story over the course of one week and we worked at our own pace, drawing our picture and then copywork of the verse. Elena was done in one day while Charley took three days to copy her verse. After listening to the wonderful online session on the temperaments with Kristie Burns, arranged by Donna with The Waldorf Connection, I could see how it was important to work with the girls varied temperaments and why one might take longer than the other.
Here are a few pictures. I will post our weekly verse and at the end of the year, show our stitched homemade verse books! Can't wait!
Of course, if you haven't read Beatrix Potter's tale to your children yet, it is a classic (though some more sensitive children might not be ready for it, so please preview it first). You can access it for free here.