August 22, 2012

Back to school....homeschool!

A few of our favorite books....Olivia and I have been enjoying the McGuffey Readers that I read when I was a child.  She likes the sweet little pictures and the stories.  Some of the language is quite old-fashioned and I have to explain what is meant.
She is now in 4th grade and still loves:
  • Dr. Seuss
  • Curious George 
  • Dick and Jane
  • The Velveteen Rabbit
  • The Littles
  • Little House in the Big Woods, Little House on the Prairie & Farmer Boy
  • Geronimo Stilton is one of her new favorites
  • MadLibs (we make up our own, too, it's an excellent and fun English lesson)
  • Story of the World by Susan Wise Bauer 
I was inspired by Amy's blog photos.

Hannah just finished reading The Secret Garden last night.  It's one of the books she is to read as a 6th grader.  She is an avid reader, got through it in 2 days.  When you love a book, you just can't put it down.  She has been doing 50 sit-ups a day (I tried to do it, too, but gave up, sadly), part of a requirement to get a brown belt in karate and studying the precepts of karate for the test which is Saturday.
  • She also put Farmer Boy in her stack of favorite books 
  • Charlotte's Web
  • The Daring Book for Girls
  • Number the Stars and The Giver by Lois Lowry
  • The Lion, Witch and Wardrobe
  • Hunger Games


elizabeth said...

blessings on the new school year!! :)

wayside wanderer said...

Your girls are so cute and I really like how your pictures really capture their different personalities. Not that I know what those are...but they do show through a little in the pictures. And I really like your addition of the globe. That is genius!!!!

GretchenJoanna said...

Chickens do spice up a home school! And they make for lots of photo opportunities that I'm glad you take.

Mary said...

The Giver was the book that turned my son into a critical was amazing to watch him expand and grow while reading that book!

MOM said...

These are such beautiful photos of beautiful girls. Love you.

Allison said...

These are beautiful photos! It looks like it's going to be a great school year!

Jim said...

Those are great photos!love the chicken!

Liesl said...

It's such a fun time for kids, isn't it? Whether they are doing home school or public school. I wish you all a successful year.