|Teaching Textbooks does a great deal of review on a regular basis. When a long division problem comes up, and they do frequently, both boys will groan. They can do them, but they hate them.|
|Paul loves to read in the library and learn about all the presidents, and he enjoys politics.|
|Read aloud time with Daddy, using Sonlight's read aloud list. Again, Paul is right there following along. Peter is on the couch listening, and I am putting the girls to bed by this time usually.|
|These are piles of review words from her box. We go over all of them periodically and discuss the rule and/or sound family illustrated.|
|Words that have a /t/ made by the -ed.|
|She also learned the third sound of letter A this week.|
|Lambie likes All About Reading too!|
|More on the third sound of letter A.|
|Third sound of letter A--page from the lesson plan book.|
|A gumball game to practice words with the third sound of letter A. I give chocolate chips instead of gumballs.|
|All About Reading and All About Spelling come with card boxes to organize all your review words and sounds. You file them under: mastered, review, or future lessons.|
|I had just cut Mary's hair and Beth was so excited that it looked just like hers. They wanted their picture taken. Pretty in pink, I told them!|
|She's looking for easy readers to use for personal reading time.|
Now for the kindergartner's activities. This is Beth, age 6.
|She used the nifty new automated checker at the library--no more lines for checking out books! These are all over the library now.|
|She played on the library train.|
|Welcome to our school, stuffies! You look snappy in your school clothes.|
|She had puzzle time all week while I taught her sister's reading lessons.|
|She is super excited about her accomplishment, as you can see by that face!|
At the library--at first she made me chase her around the library for a picture, because she's goofy like that. What would I do without her playfulness? She's a joy and gives me strength and keeps me young at heart.
|In her typical animated way, she acted out the words she read during reading time. If the word was "fast", she ran fast around the couch. She keeps me young and in stitches!|
|She is cutting a game apart to practice reading words with final blends. She had to find two matching socks and read the words behind them.|
|Her stuffies attend "school" with her.|
|A story with initial and final blends in the second All About Reading 1 reader.|
|Practicing the "chocolate chip" sound. That's what I call it anyway /ch/.|
|Practicing final blends and plurals.|
Albie's First Word: A Tale Inspired by Albert Einstein's Childhood by Jacqueline Tourville
Here's a beautiful historical fiction picture book that provides a rare glimpse into the early childhood of Albert Einstein, the world's most famous physicist.
Three-year-old Albie has never said a single word. When his worried mother and father consult a doctor, he advises them to expose little Albie to new things: a trip to the orchestra, an astronomy lecture, a toy boat race in the park. But though Albie dances with excitement at each new experience, he remains silent. Finally, the thoughtful, quiet child witnesses something so incredible, he utters his very first word: "Why?"
Kids, parents, and teachers will be delighted and reassured by this joyous story of a child who develops a bit differently than others.
Dear Malala, We Stand With You by Rosemary McCarney with Plan International (About the Arabic girl who was shot by the Taliban in Pakistan after standing up for a girl's right to an education. She recovered and now resides in England and speaks about equal rights.)
Ben Franklin's Big Splash: The Mostly True Story of His First Invention by Barb Rosenstock
Every inventor has to start somewhere, and one of the greatest innovators in our history was no exception. Ben Franklin developed his first invention while doing what he loved best: swimming! Ben's Big Splash is the story of Franklin's first invention, his journey through the scientific method, and the surprising successes that result when you're willing to make mistakes. Barb Rosenstock’s rhythmic, whimsical style is the perfect complement to S. D. Schindler’s pen and ink and watercolor illustrations. Together they recreate history in an engaging and unique way. Both author and illustrator worked closely with Franklin experts, and the book includes Franklin quotes, an extensive author’s note, timeline, and bibliography.
Freedom's School by Lesa Cline-Ransome
Synopsis: When Lizzie's parents are granted their freedom from slavery, Mama says its time for Lizzie and her brother Paul to go to a real school--a new one, built just for them. Lizzie can't wait. The scraps of learning she has picked up here and there have just made her hungry for more
The walk to school is long. Some days it's rainy, or windy, or freezing cold. Sometimes there are dangers lurking along the way, like angry white folks with rocks, or mysterious men on horseback. The schoolhouse is still unpainted, and its very plain, but Lizzie has never seen a prettier sight. Except for maybe the teacher, Mizz Howard, who has brown skin, just like her.
They've finally made it to Freedom's School. But will it be strong enough to stand forever?
Juneteenth for Mazie by Floyd Cooper
Synopsis: Mazie is ready to celebrate liberty. She is ready to celebrate freedom. She is ready to celebrate a great day in American history the day her ancestors were no longer slaves. Mazie remembers the struggles and the triumph, as she gets ready to celebrate Juneteenth.This beautiful story by award-winning author and illustrator Floyd Cooper will captivate both children and adults.
You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Books!
by Alex Woolf
Synopsis from School Library Journal: Gr 5-8-Modern-day conveniences, such as cell phones and toilets, and the ingenious ways that people in the past made do without them are explored in this engaging series. Filled with bite-size facts and humorous, cartoon illustrations, the books take readers on a journey through history, showing them how science and technology have made life easier, safer, and more comfortable. Time lines chart the inventions' major developments and discoveries, providing a solid background for each subject, while brief yet interesting historical examples will appeal to even the most reluctant reader. The "ick" factor and potty humor in Toilets and Antibiotics are sure to entertain many, and interactive elements, such as the hands-on activities in "You Can Do It!," encourage experimentation and critical thinking. The books are packed with so much information that the lack of a pronunciation guide in the glossary can certainly be overlooked.
How was your week, friends? Thank you for reading and visiting here this week!