Thursday, June 9, 2011

Reading Aloud Challenge: June 9

Well, we are back from vacation.  Fabulous trip.  Simply fabulous.  And, as promised, we did a lot of audiobooks, and a bit of other reading aloud.

Have I mentioned lately how I simply love putting solid, grammatically correct paragraphs into my children's heads?  There were so many instances this week where I was reminded -- strongly -- about why I do this.

Anyway, on to the books:

Swallows and Amazons (Godine Storyteller)I totally forgot (because their father is doing it with them) that the kids have been working their way through Swallows and Amazons.  What a wonderful book! 

William now wants to own a boat.

So, they finished this book up over the weekend.  And I didn't have to be involved at all.

Connor & I started on an audio version of Anna and the King of Siam.  I think this will be great.  But.  But it is one of those where the reader reads everything on the dust jacket, the acknowledgments, simply everything.  And the book certainly doesn't start off with a lot of activity.  We only finished a few chapters, and we will be finishing that up this week, I hope.

One Foot AshoreWe all started reading One Foot Ashore this week.   This is a sequel to Out of Many Waters, which we read a couple months ago.  Out of Many Waters was the story of a 12 year old Jewish girl and her escape from the Portuguese Inquisition to New Amsterdam.  One Foot Ashore is the story of her big sister, who is 16.  Big sister does make it to Amsterdam, and we get the chance to "meet" Rembrandt... not that we are quite that far yet.

Of course, a big chunk of our read-aloud time this past week took place at Crazy Horse and Mount Rushmore.  We read an awful lot of display text aloud.  We learned so much!

Whale of a Story: Adventures on the High Seas
We also started reading Whale of a Story for the Master Books Summer Reading Program.  This counts for any of my three youngest children.  Great book.

Plans for this coming week?  Finish up most everything posted here.  We'll see though.

How did your week go?  Sign the linky and I'll definitely come visit your post.   Love having you here...

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


Beloved's Redheaded Bride said...

I haven't done audio books yet. But, I need too. Thanks for the push!

Marie said...

I can't believe you accomplished so much, with all you have going. I was certain you wouldn't have this post up, due to your water woes. "You da woMAN, Debra" heehee!

Michelle Smith said...

You really did have a good week, despite everything you've had going on. Keep encouraging the rest of us to push on! :)