Reading Aloud in Your Homeschool

Getting Organized:
In your home and homeschool

 

Happy Friday!

Do you have a book picked out to read as a family this month? We are going to be reading Sounder by William H. Armstrong. It was on our book list for this year to go along with our study of America and American government.

We enjoy our time together reading. It is a great opportunity to allow each person a time to read aloud. It is fun to use different voices and inflections while reading. It is quite entertaining at times. If you do not read aloud as family on a regular basis, I highly recommend it. It builds strong family ties, better vocabulary, and makes memories.

You can pick a book based on interest level. I usually pick something that goes along with our history study to enhance our lesson time. One year, we read all 9 volumes of the Little House on the Prairie books. I read one per month, and we enjoyed the in depth study of that time period.

One year we read Johnny Tremain as our read aloud while we studied the American Revolution. It was a favorite book, and it drew all of us into the story line. My children were disappointed when they learned it was historical fiction. After that, I had to be more clear about fiction versus non-fiction. I usually let them know when we are reading historical fiction now.

Let me know what you are reading!

Have a great weekend!

Zone Mission: Sweep the front porch.

Weekly Home Blessing: Take out the Trash, Sweep, and Mop

 
Menu Plan: Pizza and salad

 

Routines:

 

Home:
  • Make Your Bed (Do this as soon as you get up.)
  • Get Dressed Down to Your Shoes
  • Swish and Swipe
  • Start Your Laundry
  • Decide on Dinner
  • Check Your Calendar
  • Start the Day off with a Shiny Sink. Don’t leave the breakfast dishes sitting.

School:

  • Have a fun day!
 Afternoon Routine:
  • Eat Lunch
  • Clear off One Hot Spot
  • Reboot the Laundry
  • Declutter for 15 Minutes (Be sure to have your children declutter, too.)
  • Drink Your Water
  • Loving movement for 15 Minutes

Before Bed: (This starts right after dinner.)

  • Check the Calendar for Tomorrow
  • Lay out Your Clothes for Tomorrow (Have your children lay their clothes out, too.)
  • Put things at your launch pad
  • Shine Your Sink
  • Clean Off a Hot Spot
  • Go to Bed at Decent Hour

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About Tami

Tami Fox is a homeschool mom of 6, who in age from 26 to 11. She and her husband have homeschooled for 17 years and have graduated three of their children from their homeschool. They are currently homeschooling 3 boys who are in grades 11, 9, and 6. They use hands-on learning and unit studies to ignite the fire of learning in their children. Tami is a homeschool author and conference speaker. You can contact her by email at Tami@TamiFox.com. Buy her book, Giving Your Children Wings at http://www.tamifox.net/giving-your-children-wings/.

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