Binky said he wanted to study all the different cats this year. So, we've been reading about the big cats, like lions and tigers. And he is coloring a map of where each cat lives. We've also been reading a lot of fiction with cat characters. Puss 'n Boots is a favorite so far! Binky has been reading the "Mr. Putter and Tabby" series by himself and really enjoys it. Tonight we are starting the Magic Tree House book, "Tigers at Twilight." I read Henri Rousseau's Jungle Book, which is great! We talked about the way Rousseau painted jungle scenes with big cats and repeated the same plants over and over in one painting. Binky chose his favorite Rousseau painting, which he will sketch and then paint on a canvas! We will also be taking some field trips to the local zoos to observe and sketch as many cats as we can. This has been a really fun lesson so far! Binky is a real animal lover!