Thursday, July 21, 2011

Reading Aloud Challenge: July 21

Okay, so the first thing I have to do is to apologize.  My internet has been flakey all week.  It will work for a minute or three at a time, then I have to unplug stuff and restart everything... and maybe this time the internet will stay up just long enough for me to think I can actually DO something, only to go away while I'm in the middle of commenting on someone's blog.

I gave up.  So if you want to go check out the links from last week and comment, here is last week's post.

I will be out and about tomorrow, with internet, so if you link up by tomorrow, I promise to visit your blog.  After that?  Well, it depends on my connection...

But I am happy to report we have done some reading this week...

Evolution: The Grand 
Experiment: Vol. 2 - Living FossilsWe continued working through our summer science.  Living Fossils.  This is a review book, so I'll have more about it soon, I had hoped to review it this week.  But, um, the internet keeps going out and it didn't happen.  I keep losing my post.  I need to find a way to write offline besides using Word.  <sigh>  Anyway,  we are still really enjoying it.  
Augustine Came to Kent (Living History Library)

An Inter-Library Loan came in -- Augusting Came to Kent.  We've barely started it.  This is going to be a focus today.

If Animals Could Talk: 
Creation Speaks for ItselfWe are continuing to read If Animals Could Talk.  This turned into a read it to everyone book, and it is fun. We're getting close to the end.

Missing Pieces (Red Rock Mysteries, Book 3)We finished Stolen Secrets, the second Red Rock Mystery.  Can't find a cover of it, but we also completed book #3 - Missing Pieces.  These are fun, and there is just enough local landmarks to keep it really interesting for us in a different way. 

The Big WaveThe Big Wave.  Yes, an actual school book slipped in here again this week, and we finished it.  YAY.  The kids pretty much all remembered it, as we read it a couple years ago.  But I think they enjoyed it more since they are older, and the idea of your whole family dying in a giant wave just seems a bit more real with actual world events since last time.

Passport to the World: 
Your A to Z Guided Language TourPassport to the World. Thomas is doing this for the Master Books program, and he is enjoying it.  What a cool book -- and it includes countries/languages that just don't make the list in most books of this sort.  Lithuania is my personal favorite.

Plans for this coming week? Finishing up some of the above.  More Red Rock Mysteries (assuming we check some out from the library tomorrow).  Finish Augustine so I can return it on Saturday at the bookmobile.

How did your week go?  Sign the linky to link up your reading aloud post and I'll definitely come visit your post.   Love having you here...  There are a few of you who I'm missing though...  Come back!  Come back!!  I miss you!!

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


Our Homeschool Reviews said...

We started a new book today so I am linking up. :) And I'm impressed with all the books you read each week!!

Diane Allen said...

I'm impressed with your summer plans! It is hot-hot-hot here and I'm helping my daughter do her job watering flowers so our afternoons are not nearly so productive.

Diane Allen said...

I'm impressed with your summer reading too! It is hot-hot-hot here and we're staying inside after spending the morning at my daughter's job watering flowers. Cleaning and organizing the school room is more than we can handle!

Rebecca said...

I really need to look into that fossil book! Hope you are doing well!!! Happy Reading!

Rebecca said...

Debra, are you on Twitter?

Debra said...

Rebecca, I am not on Twitter. I keep thinking one of these days I need to dive in and figure it out.

Becky @ said...

stopping by from

I have a few red heads of my own...:)

RachelT said...

Hello! I am glad that I "stumbled" upon your blog. I was checking Moms Mustard Seeds and saw her link up here about reading aloud. It's nice to "meet" you. I will be following! I might even link up with you! The Visual Latin is intriguing. We are starting our first year of Classical Conversations this year and the kids will begin learning Latin. Have a great week!

Debra said...

Rachel -- Ooh, I'd love to have you link up... it has been really quiet over the summer, some weeks more than others. And I love reading about other redheads. :)

Jill said...

Here is my link -up, a little late. I really enjoy this challenge, thank you so much for hosting.

Tess said...

I posted yesterday but forgot to link up. I really need to get back into the habit of reading ALOUD LOL