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!
Weekly Home Blessing: Take out the Trash, Sweep, and Mop
- 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.
- Have a fun day!
- 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