This week in BiblioPlan we have started learning about the Crusades. Remember the Days was a bit rough as we were pretty lost in our readings about the Battle of Manzikert. Thank goodness we can always jump over to Story of the World when we get a little lost. We have picked some great books to read and of course, the living books is what really makes history come alive for us. Here are our book choices for Week 12:
Our Read Aloud this week is The Adventures of Robin Hood by Roger Lancelyn Green. We really debated on this one. It was between this or Howard Pyle's Robin Hood, but the Pyle book looked a bit tougher to read aloud in the old English and the test run had Maggie lost... Green's version of Robin Hood has been great! This book will likely take us through the end of next week.
We also read aloud this retelling of The Pied Piper of Haemlin by Corrin. Unfortunately it is OOP...in fact I'm not even sure where this copy came from, but it was good. It had a great fact vs fiction section at the end that discussed the fact that the Pied Piper is possibly a story about one of the Children's Crusades.
Both girls have read You Wouldn't Want to be a Crusader! The "you wouldn't want to be" book series is awesome. We have read at least a dozen of theses!
Kayley is in her 2nd week of Will in Scarlet. She is really into it now and enjoying it quite a bit. She will, hopefully, be finished by the end of the week.
Maggie is reading Revenge of the Red Knight and Imagination Station Book. She is only a few chapters into but says it is really good. This should take her into next week.
I try to keep up by reading a few of BiblioPlan High School level readers. I am really trying to get a feel for if BiblioPlan is "enough" for High School. So this week I am going to putter through The Magna Charta by James Daugherty.
Just For Fun:
And our "just for fun" reading...because the girls always have another book going somewhere.
I caught Maggie reading Storytime with the Millers this week... We have already read this aloud but she really enjoyed the Millers stories and I often find them laying all around the house.
Kayley snatched up this Lego Fantastic book from the Library a couple weeks ago and has been enjoying reading this one...
Right after the inauguration the girls and I were talking about how mysterious the White House was and I was intrigued...so I decided to grab this book about The Residence. It is SO interesting! It has very few pictures, but honestly, they were not needed as the author interviewed people who have worked on the White House staff for years. They share their stories about the inner workings of the White House and stories of the Presidents and their Families each told from a staffer who LOVES their job.