Okay, so we made some major changes in our school plans this week. Dropped books entirely, and are just in the midst of switching stuff around completely. It actually turned out to be a decent read-aloud week, though not quite what I'd prefer. Two weeks from now, well...
The basic plan, as I'm sure I'll be asked (!) is that Richard and Trina are starting Sonlight Core 1 next week. We'll be skipping over the overview-y stuff (reading the archaeology book though). William and Thomas will be doing Core 6, starting the week after that... however, we are going to get a start on The Golden Goblet this coming week. Because that book has such L-O-N-G chapters. I was hoping they'd let me not read it. But alas, they want to hear it again.
Here is what
we've been reading this week.
Stories from Grandma's Attic. This one I was reading mostly to Richard
and Trina, but everyone got involved this week. This whole series is amazing, and like I said in my review yesterday, I've had votes to start over with book 1 as soon as we get through all four.
Banner in the
Sky. This is Connor's... and (you knew this was coming...) all the boys are now listening. What a great book! We should finish early next week.
Angel in the Square. Another book of Connor's. Did I mention that we are kind of all over the place for Connor? Decided that he is not going to do all of the 20th century stuff in Core 7, as he'll get lots of that in Core 300. So we're wrapping up the history of the 19th century, but still filling in quite a few of the read-alouds (and readers) from the 20th century.
This one was great. And we started and finished it. Audiobook, in case anyone thinks I'm doing all of the actual reading. I count audiobooks when multiple people are listening at the same time.
Snow Treasure. This is a book I've read before (unlike any of the above titles!) and the kids (all of them, naturally) are loving it. We are maybe a third of the way into it, so the Nazis have only just invaded and the kids are just about to start their first mission... so yes, that means we are to the point of my kids bargaining with me. "I'll do all the dishes if you keep reading..." Love it.
Plans for this coming
week? Finishing up the above. Richard and Trina will be doing the next Grandma's Attic book, plus Charlotte's Web. William and Thomas will be starting Golden Goblet and possibly Mara, Daughter of the Nile. Connor will be starting Number the Stars. It is starting to feel like school is truly beginning.
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