We reached a wonderful reading milestone in our home this month. For the first time, my five-year-old was able to read a devotional Bible all by himself. Up until this point, the older kids and I have had to each take turns reading him a Bible story every morning. But not anymore! Slowly, but surely, he is crossing the great divide between those who can read for pleasure and those who can not.
It gives my book-lovin'-heart warm tinglies. (That's a thing...trust me.)
He's reading.I'm reading.
We're all reading 'round here.
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Read Aloud- Everybody
The Penderwicks- I am taking a big gamble with this book as I am unfamiliar with the author or the series. But, it came highly recommended by a source I have grown to respect. We are only three or four chapters in and so I hesitate to give it a glowing endorsement. So far, there have been a few sassy-sounding dialogue portions that I have edited out as I have read aloud. Other than that, the story itself is a humorous, light-hearted look at the summer adventures of four sisters.
Update: While we did end up reading this book to the end, I had to edit out quite a lot of sassy and flirtatious talk from it. Since there are so many other wonderful worthwhile books that do not require editing, I'd not recommend this one.
Jamie- that's me!
College-Prep Homeschooling- Whether I like it or not, high school is on the horizon. My daughter will be in the seventh grade this coming school year, but will be doing some high school level courses. For the past several months, I been
- trying to come to terms with the fact that she's not in kindergarten anymore AND
- slowly planning a tentative course outline for her upcoming high school years.
The Power of a Praying Parent-My Monday night small group Bible study has decided to read through this book as we pray with purpose for our children.
The Prophecy Answer Book-I came across this little coffee-table book while walking through the kid's section of the library. It was clearly out of place and caught my eye. When I went to re-shelve it in its proper spot, I found myself unable to put it down. I've always respected David Jeremiah's interpretation of end times events and appreciate the short excerpt-style of this particular book.
Sweetie Pea- 7th grade
The Return of the Indian- She is revisiting a series she began a few years ago and never finished. She only has one more chapter in this book.
After that, she is hoping to move on to The Borrowers.
Super Boy- 4th grade
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Classic Starts)- (Mom-assigned book)
The Tower Treasure- (Just-for-fun book)
Blonde Warrior- 3rd grade
Frederick Douglass Fights for Freedom- (Mom-assigned book) The tender heart of my son combined with a book about the injustices of slavery has been a good reminder to me of the fact that books can help shape and mold a person's core values. My son's heart has been broken while reading of the unbelievable struggles one man faced simply because of the color of his skin. Even at the tender age of seven, he is beginning to formulate his own thoughts on loving others as Christ loves them.
Larryboy and the Abominable Trashman!- (Just-for-fun book) He's still working his way through this one from last month.
Greased Lightning- 1st grade
Big Egg-This is just one of many staged readers he will be reading to me this month. I usually bring home a big stack each week from the library and we slowly work our way through them together.
What's on your reading list this month?