What We’ve Been Reading — August 2015

Originally, I had planned to share both the assigned and read-aloud books we're planning to read for our entire school year. However, since we school year-round and I tend to be overzealous when it comes to list-making -- see last year's list here -- I decided to only post what we are reading on a month-by-month basis. So my plan is to share the books our family is reading individually and aloud during read-aloud time each month. Here's what we've been reading this month: Read-Aloud -- For … [Read more...]

Books We’re Reading: January & February

This post contains affiliate links. For more information, check my disclosure policy.The girls and I have found a few good reads this winter that have made for some pleasant afternoons on the couch. Reading aloud is a favorite part of my day because I can put my feet up and escape into a fictional world where baskets of laundry and piles of dishes are nowhere in sight. And my girls love the time because they get to snuggle with Mama, forget chores and school work, and discover what happens next … [Read more...]

What We’ve Been Reading Aloud in September & October

I'm always curious as to what others are reading. I like to keep a running list in the notes app on my phone so when I'm at the library, I can find a new book for myself or my kids. So, I thought, someone might be interested to know what we've been reading during read-aloud time. If you are looking for some good read-aloud books for your first grader, check out this post. This post contains affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for details. Charlotte's Web by E.B. White If you've … [Read more...]

5 Criteria for Selecting Read-Aloud Books for Children

I'm over at Year Round Homeschooling today sharing how I pick the books we read aloud to our kids.  From my post . . . When I first started teaching my oldest to read, we would bring home dozens of library books. Try as I might, my daughter always found Dora or Scooby-Doo books. So as not to discourage her in her efforts to read, I allowed her to check out these books, but I also picked out my own books-- those more in line with what I consider "quality literature." Since then, my daughter … [Read more...]