Friday, June 23, 2017

Summer Reading 2017 week one check-in

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We've finished up Math Week (look for the blog post about it over on Simple Homeschool) and so it is officially summer vacation for the Homeschool by the Book crew. Hooray!

Of course that doesn't mean that all of our books are tucked away and forgotten until August. Oh, no. We're still reading every day, partly because we love to and partly because we just can't seem to say no to all of the summer reading challenges going on. Bring on the tee shirts and pizza coupons!

I thought I'd share what the kids are reading this summer with a series of weekly check-ins. I'll note the grade level for each child, too in case you're curious but you should know that when it comes to books and reading we don't worry so much about "at grade level."

Also, until the first day of the 2017 - 2018 homeschool year, I'll still refer to the kids on the blog by their 2016 - 2017 grades, just to keep things simple as I'm organizing posts.

So, what are we reading?

Preschool, age 5 - Amelia rediscovered Winnie the Pooh during our Walt Disney World vacation in May and she's been requesting we read about the bear's adventures with his friends. We have a nice hardback collection that we found at the thrift store a few years ago.

Second grade - Lucy is actually at grandma and grandpa's with a cousin this week, and she's been gone since Wednesday afternoon, so I don't know what she is reading, but I'm sure she's got her nose in a book at least some of the time. I believe she took The Doll's House with her.

Fourth grade - Max has been reading lots of comics this week, including Garfield, Calvin & Hobbes, and Marvel. He's also re-reading Merlin, a book he discovered thanks to the Andrew Luck Book Club. We need to purchase the rest of the books in this series.

Ninth grade - Jillian is re-reading The Mysterious Benedict Society book series and is reading the first one this week.

And there you have it, the books the kids have been reading this week. We will check back in next week and share what our summer reading looks like.

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