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We continue with another week of the ABC Blogging Challenge. I love the fact that I have to keep working at to make the challenge each week. It has given me a good reason to keep the blogging going each week.
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R is for The Rag Coat
R is for The Rag Coat by Lauren Mills. I was introduced to this book when my children were rowing along with Five in a Row. It is a heartwarming story of a young girl in a rural mining community. Her father dreams of her going to school. When he dies it seems as if it won’t happen. She gets to start school but with no winter coat she may no longer be able to continue. The woman of her the community quilting circle come up with a colorful solution. But the other children aren’t kind at first. But she learns to stand up with pride.
When we first read this book it immediately brought to mind the Dolly Parton song Coat of Many Colors. We made sure to listen to the song. I had the older ones write a comparison between the song and the book. You can also use it as a jump off point of the story of Joseph and his coat of many colors.
Pinterest again has some ideas for learning with The Rag Coat. The Home School Mom website also has links and ideas to go along with The Rag Coat. There are lots of ideas that can be used from this book including quilting, coal, disease, poverty, helping those to need, bullying, and standing tall.
This is a beautiful book and I hope you have a chance to check it out.
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