Since we had such a great first night I was cautious about last night. We started the evening with some screaming about how the dog ate Runa's apples (which she threw on the floor) and it was all hopeless. I figured we were done for the day, but Runa regained her equilibrium and asked to get out the clay to make a menorah. She had taken our glittery dinosaur menorah to school for a presentation, so she was convinced that we needed to make one. We got those sculpted and then she made some toys for her stuffed dogs before turning her hand to making a dreidle. I don't know how it will balance, but she was very pleased with it. We will be able to paint these over the weekend just in time to start Hanukkah.
We had a chance to sing together a bit and then we read an Ojibwa story about a duck (Shingebiss) and North Wind. This was a good complement to the Daphnie Odjig story we read last weekend about Nanabush and the North Wind. I have also bought some other winter stories from Strong Nations that I hope we can get to as well. One caution, "Christmas La Pouchinn" is to be avoided. It was not the lyrical journey that it was talked up to be. I would try this one from the library first before buying it.