Next week is half term, and I was going to keep going through, but I don’t think I have the energy. However I want to plan some extra quiet reading with the children, so we’ll have a “reading week” at least.
This week’s books are:
Heleyna aged 4 pre-pre-K: Oxford Reading Tree stage 1 Six in a Bed, (more or less decodable) and of course her Starfall Books – presently concentrating on The Big Hit and Mox’s Shop. You can print hard copies from the download centre. Her story choices have been The Gruffolo’s child and Charlie Needs Cloak so far.
Avila (age 6 grade K yr 1) finished Pompeii buried Alive yesterday and start the Oxford Reading Tree Titanic (stage 11) today. After that I think I need to make sure the next book is a bit more cheerful!
Ronan (age 8 gr 2 yr 3) is reading Detectives in Togas and Treasure Island.
Read Alouds: The Young Child’ Plutarch: Romans which I think I downloaded from either Gutenberg or Internet Archive. Can’t remember. We are also reading Heroes of Israel from Heritage History. I am still reading sections from Fairyland of Science.
RESOURCE books we are using: Language Smarts C, Mathematical Reasoning B and C, Building Thinking Skills level 1 and Hands on Thinking Skills.
Draw Right Now; this is proving very useful for all three younger ones.
History: Our Catholic Legacy Vol 1 and Story of the World Vol 2 ( I am increasingly irritated by SOTW for inaccuracy, leaving out very important historical events and the almost plagiarist lifting of stories from old story books with no correction. Chapter lengths vary considerably so that it’s sometimes hard to keep the children’s attention and at others not enough information is given)