A Morning of Reading

21 Aug

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.)

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We read another section from “Grammar Town”.

We read about phrases

and orally completed the tasks.

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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.

It’s hilarious!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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As you can see, we love to read.

And we love that real books are our curriculum.



Posted by on August 21, 2015 in Homeschooling Days, My Library


3 responses to “A Morning of Reading

  1. monikaduranda

    August 21, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    Wow very impressive! That is a lot of books, you continually amaze me!

    • Tracey

      August 21, 2015 at 12:58 pm

      It’s a full morning of reading and then we use our afternoon for skills – Math, English, Latin etc

  2. Heidi Wilson

    August 24, 2015 at 2:54 am

    I wish my boys were interested in a full morning of reading… SIGH!!


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