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Twenty Wishes

I love to read.

Most evenings you can find me curled up on the sofa with a book in hand.

Often while i’m reading something will come up in the book where i think that’s a great idea i’m going to do that but as soon as I’ve finished the book and started the next I’ve totally forgot about it. 

That was until i read Debbie Macomber book called Twenty Wishes..

It’s about a group of widows who gather together and come up with the idea to make a list of twenty things that they would like to happen in there lives.

They ranged from falling in love to buy a pair of red cowboy boots. It was amazing to read how this list changed there lives so much for the better.

So i decided to take a leaf out of her book and make my own list of Twenty wishes. I’ve got nothing to lose but so much to gain, so here goes.

I’ve only managed a few things and will update when i add more to the list 

1)     Learn to drive

2)     Go to London

3)     Pass my ASA level 1 

4)     Go and see the panda’s at Edinburgh Zoo 

5)     Watch a theater show  


I’d love to read anyone else’s twenty wishes, and how it has changed your lives.


key words

This is where our book reading and key words be logged


Today books was

dad’s new clothes

As I’m reading the story Hannah has to get key words that are printed out and stuck to the wall

Then we continue the story our aim is to get as many as we can in one story

At the moment Hannah’s got 24 key words to work with

At the end of the story we count them up and see how many key words the book contains

Today book had 6 key words

They are

Then this time I got Hannah to write and spell them

Today we beat our record

I wonder what tomorrows book will have

Word games

I sat down with Hannah reading one of her library books and suddenly Hannah said

Wait a minute Thats one of the words on the wall

So this was the start of the word game that we play

Each morning I read her a book and if one of the words that’s on the wall comes up in the book she runs over and takes it off and brings it back to the sofa then I carry on reading

This process carries on until the book is finished

If one of her words comes up more then once I get her to find the word and hold it up

Sometimes I have to emphasise the word just incase she misses it

When I’ve finished reading we will count her word cards up and see how many we have got

Then next thing we do is see how many of her word cards she can spell

The last thing is for Hannah to put them back on the wall which she loves to do as she uses a toy hair dryer as a stapler gun to fix them to the wall which the first time she did this was so funny it made us all laugh

Hannah really loves playing her word game she even picks the book that I’m going to read