Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Read Aloud Challenge: November 6

Week Three of my Reading Aloud link-up!  This week was slightly better, but I've been coughing a lot and just not up to reading for any long stretches.  I also returned some of what we read, so I'm not going to have a very complete picture.  Or not a picture at all.  I cannot find my iPod this morning.  Please, don't let me have left it at McDonald's last night...

So what have we been reading aloud this past week?

Lantern Bearers by Rosemary Sutcliff.  I am listening to this along with my "middle group" (William -8th grade, and Thomas -6th grade).  This takes place in England right after Rome completely leaves, so we are reading about the Saxons and Vortigern, and oh, just all kinds of great stuff.  This we did work on some.  We're down to the final CD.

Anne of Windy Poplars by L. M. Montgomery.  We finished this up this week. The kids thought the ending was very sad.

Anne's House of Dreams by L. M. Montgomery.  Not sad at all.  So far, Anne and Gilbert have gotten married, and they are spending their first evening in the "House of Dreams."

True Account of Adam and Eve by Ken Ham.  We just started this, and I'm mostly reading it to Richard and Trina. Look for a review on Friday!  I wish I had more to say about this, but we've barely started.  However, I did start something for them!

Made in Heaven by Ray Comfort and Jeffrey Seto.  This book is so cool!  A whole bunch of examples of amazing engineering in nature, and things we have learned or improved based on the design we see around us.  Each has a two-page spread in the book, and we are doing one of those spreads a day.  So expect to see this book on my read-aloud challenge post for quite a while.  I'm guessing we'll actually get to four a week, so that's about two months.

Goals for next week:  Finishing up the first four of the above books. Read some of your posts for inspiration on what to read aloud next!

Rules for this linkup - if you are blogging about things you are reading aloud to your children, or just blogging about reading aloud in general, feel free to link up.  Audiobooks count too.  I would very much appreciate if you link back to this post.  I'll leave the linky open through Monday at midnight.

How about you?

1 comment:

Karen said...

I am sorry I missed weeks 2 and 3 of this. I hope to be back this week. Last week we didn't have power because of the hurricane and this week I had reviews to get done.