Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Reading Aloud Challenge: another scouting edition

Reading aloud has been a bit scarce this past week.  We spent last week working (or attending, in the case of the youngest two) VBS.  Lots of fun, but it left us all pretty exhausted.  And now, William and Thomas are off at Boy Scout camp, so family read-alouds are out of the question for this week.

But it hasn't been a total loss.

We did work on The American Patriot's Almanac by William Bennet.  We were almost caught back up last Friday.  Once the guys get back, though, we'll be significantly behind again.  I really love reading from there, as there are just so many great little stories about a lot of things we've just never taken the time to study.

Merit badge books were the primary read-alouds last week.  Cinematography with William (and I cannot wait to hear how that merit badge class has gone!)  Space Exploration for both.  And the boys have kept the iPad and the Learning Ally account quite busy with listening to Camping, Cooking, Communication, Mammal Study and Forestry.

This week, I've been busy reading Life with Lily by Mary Ann Kinsinger and SuzanneWoods Fisher.  And Richard is officially included now.  This book is working so much better now than a few months ago, when I reviewed it.  Trina must have passed some milestone or another, but now she is so totally interested, and Richard is loving it too.

We've also pulled out our Sonlight Core B again, and are back to reading Charlotte's Web.  We'll pick more of the core up the rest of this week.

How about you?  What are you reading out loud?  Please, I'd love to know...

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