Thursday, January 06, 2011
Read Aloud Thursday- January 6, 2011
We're only four chapters away from finishing "By the Shores of Silver Lake" by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Yeah! Good stuff. I'm debating taking a break from the Little House books for a bit... maybe I should ask my littles what they think.
Still making our way through "Wise Words" by Peter Leithart- my goal has been to read it once a month but I haven't been very consitent lately. The children really enjoy this book & it always leads to good conversation afterward.
Sigh. We were suppose to finish "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens in December over our "break" but not much reading aloud happened. Maybe I can "blame" it on Daddy? ;) No one is complaining that we are still reading it, which is good because we have quite a bit to go yet.
For our history read-aloud, we are currently reading "The World of Columbus & Sons" by Genevieve Foster. Often, after reading, we search ours maps for the locations that she mentions. The older three children add people or events to their timelines. I'm trying to make sure that we do narrations/summaries 1-2 times a week but sometimes we just enjoy curling up & reading. :)