September? How in the world did that happen? Yikes, yikes, yikes.
Okay, so it has been a pretty good read-aloud week. Not as good as I'd like, but hey. Part of it was laziness (I decided not to leave the house on Saturday, which means I didn't pick up books at the bookmobile) and part was technology (couldn't figure out how to get a downloaded ebook into a format we could use) but still... it has been a good week.
Here is what we've been reading this week.
Banner in the Sky. This definitely turned into a family read-aloud. We had a lot more of the book left than I thought, but we ought to finish it today. I think we're down to the final couple chapters. Lessons upon lessons upon lessons in this one. Wow.
Snow Treasure. We finished this one up last Thursday, I believe. The kids loved it as much as I thought they would. This is one of those books I wish I had discovered as a kid. <sigh> There are a lot of those.
The Endless Steppe. Oh, wow. We aren't terribly far into this one. But wow. There really is some incredible World War II kids' literature out there. This is not a book I've ever seen before. We are loving it.
It starts off in Poland, during the war, from the point of view of a fairly wealthy Jewish girl. The subtitle says a lot: "Growing Up in Siberia."
Charlotte's Web. Okay, so we barely started this. This is the one I downloaded from the library on audio... and couldn't get put anywhere that we could actually LISTEN to it. I know, I ought to read it myself, but I have enough of that on my plate. Anyway, finally got it put onto a non-iPod mp3 player. At least now I know.
Golden Goblet. With changing our start date for school, I really wasn't motivated to get going on this. But I will need to get it back to the library. So... we barely cracked open the cover. This one is for William and Thomas. I'm really looking forward to doing Sonlight Core 6 (now called Core G) with them. Though honestly, I could have done without re-reading this particular title just now.
Plans for this coming week? Finishing up the above. Richard and Trina will probably start Homer Price. William and Thomas will be starting Mara, Daughter of the Nile. Connor will be starting Number the Stars (we had to swap books around when I didn't go to the library last weekend!) and The Singing Tree.
I've also been sorting through a lot of material from Yesterday's Classics, and am planning to incorporate a fair amount of that into our studies this year. I also need to sort through material for Core 100 for Connor, because I am *not* going to stop reading aloud to him. I believe reading aloud is way too important for me to completely give it up now that he's in high school...
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... you motivate me when I feel like NOT reading aloud.
To see my first post when this turned into a linky thing, check here.