Last week I photographed the books we read in one morning reading session
and thought I’d share them with you.
(I planned to add the post last week but the weeks are getting away from me at the moment).
We start every day with reading
and read a little of each title.
We always start by reading the Bible.
Currently we are rereading a storybook Bible.
The boys remember it fondly from their younger years
and asked to read it again
so we are.
We’re also reading one chapter each day
from “50 Things Every Young Gentleman Should Know”.
It’s not the best of books
(it’s too modern)
but we’ll carry on and see what happens.
We’ve read “Life in the Great Ice Age” before
but since a question was asked about cave people
I pulled out this title to read.
It’s discusses the Ice Age and early people from a Creationist point of view.
We read a few pages of “Castle” by David Macaulay
finishing the book.
I highly recommend his books.
This book was one of his coloured editions
and it did not disappoint.
We loved this book.
We’ll be watching the related dvd soon.
We read another couple of chapters of “The Magna Charta”.
It’s quite an interesting story.
King John was not happy about signing the Magna Charta.
From “Tales from Shakespeare”
we read Charles and Mary Lamb’s version of
“Merchant of Venice”.
This is a great book and this was a particularly good story.
(But did you know that Mary Lamb killed her mother in a fit of insanity? True story.)
We read another section from “Grammar Town”.
We read about phrases
and orally completed the tasks.
Geraldine McCaughrean’s “The Canterbury Tales” is our favourite book at present.
We are thoroughly enjoying these stories.
Which reminds me, we wanted to read aloud the Friar’s Tale to Daddy.
We read another chapter from
“The Wonder Book of Chemistry”.
Some days we also pause to copy their experiments
but this particular day we used youtube
to watch the experts set metals on fire.
Did you know that metals burn?
No, not just melt, or glow but actually catch fire.
That was something that paused our reading so we could see it for ourselves on youtube.
We’re about three quarters of the way through
“The Story of the King Arthur”.
We read a chapter a day
and are thoroughly enjoying the old language that Howard Pyle uses.
And finally we read several chapters of “See Saw Girl”.
This is a short sweet novel
and we finished it in a couple of days.
This book also had us running to youtube.
Have you ever seen a Korean see-saw?
Check them out on youtube too.
As you can see, we love to read.
And we love that real books are our curriculum.