Today I thought I would share what we are reading this week and you can get a feel for how voracious both my kiddos and I are and maybe you will walk away thinking we are slightly nuts.
First of all, we are using BiblioPlan for our history studies. This is our 3rd year in a row using BiblioPlan and I think the thing that I enjoy about it most is the flexibility. It gives you a LOT of book choices plus the ability to replace, add, detract books without affecting the quality of the program. We are studying Modern History this year... Our entire homeschool really revolves around history studies and literature with other subjects (science, language arts) always enhancing or complementing history.
Right now we are focusing on the American Civil War, which is such an interesting time period! We have been primarily using Hakim's History of US as a spine and a jump-off point. It is recommended for grades 5+ and some of it I've had to explain but it really has been the best text I've found so far.
This week Maggie is reading:
Kayley is reading:
The Civil War is a choose your own adventure reader and they are really awesome! We have several of these and often enjoy them as a read aloud! The girls take turns picking the path we follow and we go back and start over and over again to choose a different path.
We usually have 2-3 read aloud going at one time...
We read one in the evening when Daddy is home:
And one in the afternoon with just the girls:
We are also reading from:
We sure love reading. My kids can devour books pretty quickly and sometimes it is a struggle to keep up with them! I am always on the lookout for good books...feel free to leave a suggestion! Thanks for visiting today. :)