Thursday, December 8, 2011

Reading Aloud Challenge: December 8

It's time for another Reading Aloud Challenge... and not an entirely bad week.  Though I can't seem to actually finish anything.

Connor & I are, yes, still nearly through Peace Child.  It's a good thing this one isn't actually tied to his history studies.  Because according to the Sonlight Instructor's Guide, he was supposed to finish this about five weeks ago.  Good thing he is doing great on the rest of the books involved.  I think we're going to plan for about 1/4 of the books (which are *intended* for him to read himself) to be read-alouds... and I'm not going to feel terribly committed to the schedule.  We will finish this week.  I think we're down to the last five or so chapters.

William and Thomas are still doing (barely) God King.  I got distracted.

We're still going through D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths.  I still love this book.  The illustrations are gorgeous and this is just a fantastic telling of these stories. 

And everyone is still working on a review book, Unveiling the Kings of Israel.  We're on track to be reviewing it next week.  If life wasn't so crazy this week, I've done enough to post it now.

Richard and Trina are listening to Mountain Born.  They are loving it, and I'm remembering why I love it.

And we started a Christmas read-aloud.  The Story of the Other Wise Man by Henry Van Dyke.  Never read it before.  And we aren't far enough into it that I'm actually recommending it.  The language used is great though... it was written a long, long time ago and you can tell that.  Ask me next week, when we're through more of it.

Plans for this coming week? You know the drill.  Finish some of what I just listed.  Finish at least ONE of what I just listed.  <sigh>

How did your week go?  Are you reading something for a Christmas read-aloud?  Sign the linky to link up your reading aloud post and I'll come visit your post and I will figure out how to comment.

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


i cant decide said...

We are still not reading any Christmas books. We only had a half week with a few of my students helping dad away from home so we didn't read much. I'm looking forward to your report on The Story of the Other Wise Man.

Cristi said...

We finally finished Rifles for Watie! I was so happy to be posting new things on my read-aloud check-in.

Kym said...

I'm looking forward to your review of the Kings of Israel book, and your thoughts on The Story of the Other Wise Man. I'm not sure I've read that one either.

Heather @ Marine Corps Nomads said...

We're doing a little reading of Christmas books, but I've really fallen behind on all things Christmas this year. Our only constant is our Advent readings.