18 June 2009

summer reading

well, our first year of homeschooling has come to a close, and we are all so happy - with our achievements, the bonding that has taken place, the growth in all of our lives, and the letting go of our routine a little bit! today we woke up to a cold rainy day and just played. relaxed. played some more. made some cookies. and read. a lot. so i thought i'd share our summer reading so far (yeah, i know, it's not officially summer, but summer vacation has begun!)

for starters, one of the reasons we are so proud of stella is her accomplishment with reading! we used the veritas phonics curriculum and boy...she flew. she has been reading small books since before christmas, but really took off around february/march. we were at barnes and noble and picked up their summer reading journal...read any 8 books and get one free! she's read six so far! they are:








for some fun, stella asked me to read them Beverly Cleary's, "The Mouse and the Motorcycle" aloud. we sat down and cleared off five chapters in no time! so fun...

there are some "grown up" books hoping to be read as well...maybe i'll post them next!

happy summer!!

3 comments:

Lura said...

I have 'The Pain & The Great One' which Stella & Eli will have to read someday. It was always one of my favorites

my girl hazel said...

We've been reading the Clarice Bean series aloud to Hazel. It's written by the creator of Charlie and Lola (wonderful kids tv show that deals with siblings...) Lauren Child... anywho...it's a great read aloud with funny context and thoughtful stories...if you need any more ideas that is...

rachel said...

girl: time to update!!
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