Thursday, March 31, 2011

Reading Aloud Challenge

Reading pictures
Debra at Footprints in the Butter recently started a personal challenge to increase her families read aloud time. Several other homeschoolers felt the same need in their lives, myself included. As a result of that we’re joining up to report weekly on how we’re doing. My desire is to spend a little time daily reading and to not start a book and then take FOREVER to finish it. I don’t care if we only spend 15 min some days and 1.5 hrs others, I want to be continuously reading and not allow myself to drag any of the books out so long that they loose interest.
So this is what we’re doing right now:
*Andi’s Scary School Days (almost done with this)
*Reading through the children’s Bible story book
*AWANA reading
*Farmer Boy (just started that one this week, got a couple chapters done)
*Helen Keller (should finish this one next week if we don’t lag!)
*Did You Know? Devotions for kids
*Apologia Who is God?
*Coral Island (Josiah’s audio book, Chapter 7)
*Jordan is also reading an Apologia Science book and some Red Rock Mysteries
By next week Helen Keller and Andi’s Scary School Day’s should be off of this list Smile
You can find out what other homeschoolers are reading, here.

4 comments:

Tess said...

I think I need to make a goal of reading aloud *something* everyday for *some* amount of time. Thanks for inspiring me. Reading for 15 minutes consistently is way better than striving for 1 1/2 hours and only doing it once or twice a week.

Laura said...

I just read Helen Kellers story, a condensed version, not her biography; although I plan to read it one day! I have always LOVED her story! Isn't she incredible? I am renting the movie about her from netflix also (the miracle worker). Good luck with the daily reading! :) Love ya!

Michelle Smith said...

Good job with the reading aloud this week! You've read a good variety of books this week! We are also reading the Apologia Who is God? book and the Andi and Taffy series here. I am going to have to begin reporting in for this as well. It is a good way to keep ourselves accountable and encouraged, isn't it?

Debra said...

This is great, Marie! I love the variety. And I have to get my Andi book started. Everyone is mentioning it. Guilt, guilt, guilt...

Slow and steady wins the race. 15 minutes a day adds up over time, and you are getting fantastic vocabulary and language patterns into their brains. Those 1.5 hour days are great too. :)

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