Thursday, December 1, 2011

Reading Aloud Challenge: December 1

It's time for another Reading Aloud Challenge... and I have to apologize for taking an unscheduled week off for Thanksgiving.  I planned to post on Turkey Day... but I woke up with a migraine, and ended up deciding that it could just wait until this week. We took last week off school anyway, since Dale had vacation time he had to use.

Besides, ummm, well, I haven't done much.  <sigh>

Connor & I are nearly through Peace Child.  It's a good thing this one isn't actually tied to his history studies.  Because according to the Sonlight Instructor's Guide, he was supposed to finish this about a month ago.  Good thing he is doing great on the rest of the books involved.  I think we're going to plan for about 1/4 of the books (which are *intended* for him to read himself) to be read-alouds... and I'm not going to feel terribly committed to the schedule.

I finished Hittite Warrior with William and Thomas.  Great book.

We started (barely) God King.  Can't say anything about that one yet.

We also started D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths.  I love this book.  The illustrations are gorgeous and this is just a fantastic telling of these stories.  Though I know not everyone is a fan of teaching mythology... but... I think for my teen (!) and pre-teen, the discussions we can have about this mythology-culture as a backdrop to so much of the New Testament makes it totally worthwhile.  But it isn't only that.  Understanding the culture at all means understanding their beliefs and their stories.  Anyway, I didn't mean this to be a why study mythology lecture...

And everyone started seriously working on a review book I haven't talked about, I don't think.  Unveiling the Kings of Israel.  We started it awhile back, but life got crazy and we weren't doing more than a section at a time.  Picked it back up last week, and we are hopefully going to finish it up sometime next week.

Richard and Trina are listening to Mountain Born.  They are loving it, though we haven't gotten far.

And of course, the usual stuff.  Reading poetry and history aloud, and some science. 

Plans for this coming week? Finish Peace Child with Connor.  (I don't want to type that again!)  Work on the rest of the above stuff.  And hopefully get started on a Christmas read-aloud as well.

How did your week go?  Sign the linky to link up your reading aloud post and I'll come visit your post and I will figure out how to comment.

To see my first post when this turned into a linky thing, check here.


i cant decide said...

I can't wait to see what your Christmas read aloud is. I should read some of our Christmas picture books next week. Thanks for the idea.

Debra said...

Oh, Briana! I need to get people started on making Christmas reading aloud suggestions! Thanks for inspiring that idea. :)

Unknown said...

Thanks for hosting! I'm hoping I have more to report next week :)>