We don't really take much of a summer break, but this year was the longest actual "break" we've ever taken from school.
While we are technically "out of school" we are never finished learning. The kids and I continue to read, and now that Treyton is able to read on his own, he actually reads quite a bit on his own as well.
Since taking our break here are a list of some (not all) of the books we have read:
"Lewis and Papa: Adventure on the Santa Fe Trail" by Barbara Joosse
"Zoe Gets Ready" by Bethany Murguia
"The Alamo" by Kristen Nelson
"The Alamo from A to Z" by William Chemerka
"The Alamo" by Mary Ann Hoffman
"The Alamo: An Interactive History Adventure" by Amie Leavitt
"The Scarecrow's Dance" by Jane Yolen
"The Giving Tree" by Harper Collins
"The Little Mouse, THe Red Ripe Strawberry and the Big Hungry Bear" by Don and Audrey Wood
"The Very Busy Spider" by Eric Carle
"Little House" Virginia Lee Burton
"The Napping House" Audrey & Don Wood
"The Little Engine that Could"
"What if Your Best Friend Were Blue?" by Vera Kochan
"The Fairy Tale Book: Classic Tales from Childhood" (this book was a collection including Jack and the Beanstalk, Snow White, Cinderella, the Princess and the Pea, etc.)
"The ABCs of Nature"
"The 1 - 2 - 3s of Nature"
"Monster Knows Shapes"
Treyton's Reading List:
"The Dangerous Book for Boys"
"The Tale of Three Trees" Retold by Angela Hunt
"Aaron Rodgers" by Jeff Savage
"Clay Matthews" by Jeff Savage
"Superman Adventures" by Scott Mc Cloud
"George and Martha" by James Marshall
"Trees" by Lisa Gillespie (Usborne)
"Louisiana" By Judith Hyde
"Slinky Scaly Snakes" by Jennifer Dussling
"A Big Ball of String" (a favorite) by Holland
"Amelia Bedelia" by Peggy Parish
"Hands Off, Doc Ock!" (a spiderman book)
"Elephants" by James Maclaine (Usborne Beginners)
"Rainforests" by Lucy Bowman (Usborne Beginners)
"Your Body" by Stephanie Turnbull (Usborne Beginners)
"Weather" by Catriona Clarke (Usborne Beginners)
"Volcanoes" by Staphanie Turnbull (Usborne Beginners)
"The Man of Steel: Night of a Thousand Doomsdays"
"Animal Classics: Amphibians" by Schuetz
"Nate the Great" byMarjorie Weinman Sharmart
"The Magic School Bus and the Missing Tooth"
"Storms and Hurricanes" Usborne by Emily Bone
"Abraham Lincoln" (National Geographics for Kids) by Caroline Gilpin