Filtering by Tag: read

Hooray Isabel!


Isabel read over one thousand pages!  To celebrate, Joey took her out to The Cracked Egg this morning for breakfast.  She let me know that she never wants to do a reading chart ever again.  She said that she doesn't like it when she HAS to read.  Hmmmmm.  That is fine that she didn't like the chart.  It was merely a try on my part to get her motivated to read.  She is a very good reader, but doesn't crave books the way Luke does.  If I could only find what genre she likes to read.  Does anyone have any suggestions?  Some kind of nice and easy chapter books for girls?

Root Vegetables

A great read aloud chapter book is My Father's Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett. It was old enough for my seven year old to be interested in it and yet young enough for my five year old to be able to follow and enjoy as well. I love killing two birds with one stone. (Did I just compare a book to a stone, my kids to birds and reading to them, killing them?) I have already put Three Tales of My Father's Dragon also by Ruth Stiles Gannett on my library request list! This morning we worked more on our comic book, more Math on the white board and had a lesson on braiding. I got some yarn and tied three strands together on one end. Luke was so not into it. I guess it's a girl thing. We then got a potato in some water and are waiting to see if it sprouts. I had them name vegetables they could think of that are roots. They thought of carrots, radishes and onions. We then looked up more on the internet, garlic, yams, sweet potatoes, Chinese water chestnuts and a lot of Latin named vegetables I've never heard of before. DSC07052