We are reading so much lately, every spare minute.
So, I love the programs from the Institute for Excellence in Writing. Love them. I think they are perfect. My daughter does not love them. She has always written very freely but it has become a struggle this year. She doesn't like being boxed in. I will not just give up on the program so we are tweaking it to suit her personality. So she's free writing an essay on George Washington and I'll apply the IEW lessons after the fact. As much as she dislikes the program, she cannot deny that she is a better writer now. She's reading George Washington and Meet George Washington before she begins.
We're learning about classification right now, so we are working our way through all our Smithsonian Backyard books and filling in a classification table for each animal. That's been fun and they are really picking up the terms.
The baby: We are still reading Miffy in the Snow and Goodnight Moon. It's so funny - when I read her the Miffy book she lights up, but she rarely looks at the pictures. She looks at me reading. Isn't that interesting? I must be more animated than I thought. :)
- The Children of Noisy Village - cute, cute, cute
- The Bronze Bow - excellent and OH! I just realized Memoria Press has a study guide for The Bronze Bow! I'll have to check that out.
- The Long Winter - My very most favorite Laura book. My husband is reading this to the whole family in the evenings still. He has a lovely voice and style for read alouds (and has planned a pancake dinner for Sunday! As it should be.)
I'm still not reading a single thing on my own. Some day soon!
I hope you have a lovely weekend, friends!