April...April...April...how you tease me.The end of the school year is so close and yet, so far.
For the next two months, we'll put our hands to the plow and keep on going.
Two more months.
And in between those crazy, hectic, end-of-the-year moments, we shall read.
Yep. We'll read books. Lots and lots of glorious books!
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Here's what we'll be reading.
Read Aloud- Everyone
The Bark of the Bog Owl- Loosely based on the story of King David, this is the first in a fantasy trilogy. I'm not a huge fan of that genre, but my kids love it. Since we tend to take a family vote for read alouds, the vote went in their favor. What can I say...I'm a bit outnumbered!
Jamie- that's me!
A Year of Biblical Womanhood- I have completely mixed feelings about this book. On the one hand, I think the author poses a few questions that SHOULD be and need to be addressed about our current Christian culture. On the other hand, however, I think she often uses Scripture out of context, makes a mockery of the Holiness of God, and sadly misrepresents those of us who desire to stay at home to serve our families. I've been tempted to toss it aside numerous times and move on to something else, but there's something about this bold social experiment that compels me to keep reading.
Sweetie Pea- 6th grade
Light Keepers: Ten Girls Who Made History- (Mom-assigned book) This is one in a fantastic series of five books for girls about girls who did great things for God and humanity. There's a boy's version of this entire series too!
The Secret of the Old Clock- (Just-for-fun book)
Super Boy- 3rd grade
The Swiss Family Robinson- (Mom-assigned book) My son has always absolutely loved the old 1960s Disney movie version of this classic. But, up until this point, he's never read the book. I'd say it's about time!
Tanks- (Just-for-fun) He's finishing this one up from last month.
Blonde Warrior- 2nd grade
The Chocolate Touch- (Mom-assigned book) I remember reading this 1952 version of the Legend of King Midas when I was a little girl. So far, my son is enjoying it as much as I did.
The Littles- (Just-for-fun book)
Greased Lightning- Kindergarten
Reading for Fun Enrichment Library Series- This is a series of 54 graduated readers that corresponds with the phonics program we use.
And now you. What are you reading?