This week we have started a new term, so that means new books!
The past two terms we have been reading Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and now we are reading 101 Great American Poems edited by The American Poetry & Literacy Project. I just hope that these poems are more appropriate for young children. If they aren’t we are going to use our own books of poetry.
We are still reading Carry on Mr. Bowditch while we are working on our handwriting. I am so please with the quality and quantity of handwriting that has been done.
Our new book for science is Christian Liberty Nature Reader Book 3 and this week we are studying ants. It’s just too bad that this is not the time of year to observe ants. We are going to have to turn to videos for that.
Our American history book is Children of the Covered Wagon by Mary Jane Carr. We have spent a lot of time studying the Oregon Trail in Eastern Wyoming, so this book is especially interesting to us. Right now we have made it as far as the Platte River. The detail in this book is great. A lot of journals must have been read by the author before she wrote this book.
This was our week of reading. What did you read this week to your children?
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