I do truly intend to blog here on a regular basis. I just need to get into my groove with it. I'd so appreciate it if you keep stopping by.
I wanted to record a great moment that just happened in our home. I went into my bedroom where my oldest son was lying on the quilt in the sunshine doing his daily 30 minutes of independent reading. The cat was curled up by his side. I ruffled his hair and said, "Good book, huh?" He replied, "This book has a very engaging plot which makes you want to keep reading it. You should read it sometime." YES!! This is my kid who is a die-hard non-fiction addict. I've instituted the daily 30 minutes of independent reading to instill (hopefully) a love of fiction in him. I'm so excited that he is loving his book, Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH. He told me last night that he likes the book so much he sometimes wants to keep reading. I quickly assured him that reading MORE than 30 minutes is completely acceptable!!
On another note, from my last post, you may have surmised that I was considering making a curriculum change, at least for my youngest son. I have ordered Sonlight Core B+C for him with the Grade 3 Readers/Language Arts program as well as A Reason For Science Level C since he'd been begging me to do science experiments. I am planning to document our experiences with these new materials as soon as they arrive. I've been stalking my email hoping to see that my Sonlight has shipped. I think it will be a great fit since my favorite part of each day is that we start out with a read-aloud on the couch. Now we'll just being doing that a lot more every day. Can't wait!! If you use Sonlight I'd love to hear from you. Oh, and I'd love to hear from you even if you don't! ha!