I’m a little behind in my “weekly update” postings. Weeks 3 & 4 were pretty cut and dry as we were working to finish up My Father’s World First Grade. We finally made it to the New Testament stories in our Bible Reader and finished the Phonics Blue Book. Which means we are ready to start Adventures next week.
Because there weren’t very many “extras” to our school (other than our nature posts, which I’ve already posted on), I decided to simply post our read-alouds for the week, which have been a huge part of our schooling the past two weeks.
- Smelly Feet Sandwich and Other Silly Poems by Allia Nolan
- A book with silly little poems that Treyton really got a kick out of. Probably not much on the side of educational value as much as entertainment and enjoyment – which is just as important when teaching your child to love reading and literature.
- Madeline and the Bad Hat by Ludwig Bemelmans
- Treyton was very upset by this book and the “bad” boy next door. He kept asking me, “Why doesn’t he get in trouble?” :)
- Sammy and His Shepherd by Susan Hunt
- After reading this book for several weeks now we finally finished it, it was a GREAT children’s devotional on Psalm 23, I highly, highly recommend it
- Red, White, Blue & Uncle Who? The Stories Behind Some of America’s Patriotic Symbols by Teresa Bareman
- Treyton begged to read this book. He was overly interested and excited to learn about our nations symbols and where they came from. I was surprised at his level of interest, but it came at a perfect time as we celebrated the 4th of July and are about to start MFW Adventures.
- The Three Grasshoppers by Francesca Bosca
- A cute little story about three grasshopper friends that love to play music, but allowed the worries of impending winter to come in between them, for a while. This book went along perfectly with our nature study of grasshoppers.
- Scarecrow Pete by Mark Moulton
- I LOVED this book! It’s the story of a boy who develops a friendship with an old scarecrow in his garden who loves to read. After some convincing the little boy begins to read to the scarecrow, throughout the summer, the two bond over several classic stories. This book promotes a love of reading and shows the child what adventure reading can truly be. Loved it!
Nature Study Books We’ve Enjoyed
- Grasshoppers by Margaret Hall
- Ladybugs by Margaret Hall
- Helpful Ladybugs by Molly Smith
- Bug Butts by Dawn Cusick
- Treyton LOVED this book (of course) :)
- Leaping Grasshoppers by Meish Goldish
- Grasshoppers by Suzanne Slade
- Why Don’t Worms Have Legs? by Jenny Vaughn