Today we read A Picnic in October. This is a sweet story about a family who celebrates the Statue of Liberty's birthday each year by visiting her and having a picnic. The children in the story think it is kind of weird ... but go along with it because it is so important to their grandmother. Turns out, Grandma was an immigrant from Italy, and the vision of the statue is very meaningful and brings back many memories for her.
We created out own memories this afternoon by making our final "immigrant dish". We made our own pasta dough, rolled out noodles using my hand crank pasta maker, dried it briefly on the pasta rack, boiled it up, and feasted with sauce we canned in September. It was a perfect way to warm up on a very cold January day.