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HS – Books Finished

Here are the books we’ve finished for our history reading since at least last fall. It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these and normally it would be on our homeschool blog. But, that blog has been “down” for ages and I just don’t have the time or the inclination to get it back up and running again. I’m back to thinking it’s much easier to maintain one blog and lumping everything together. I’ll let you all sort it out. πŸ˜‰ Don’t read if you aren’t interested in the topic…you know what I mean. I’ll have to dig into tables to find when officially I did my last “books finished update”…I’m thinking that between the beginning of last summer and fall some might have fallen through my tracking meter…but maybe not. Also, this list is simply what we have finished as history/reading read-alouds. It does not reflect the many many books we go through in a course of a week or even a day! Voracious readers here – even those not actually reading words yet. πŸ˜‰ If I tried to track *every* book read (!!!)…well, it just wouldn’t happen! Anyhow, enjoy perusing through and hopefully you’ll find something good that you haven’t read yet. Or, if you have read one of the books listed, tell us about it! πŸ™‚
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January in Review

Officially typed out 5/15/08

Chickens

1/01 1 (F)

1/02 2 (M & F)

1/03 1 (L)

1/04 1 (F) So far so good in “rescuing” eggs…

1/05 3 ! But, I spoke too soon…M & L’s eggs were eaten. F. is really, really starting to annoy me! 😑
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A Month of Thanksgiving

Every year since we began home educating, we have taken a break from our regular history studies during the month of November to read and study about the Pilgrims. We never tire of our picture books because they are always new to someone in our family…as the littles either see them for the first time or have grown to an age where they finally remember the stories from the previous year – “Oh, I remember that book!! I really liked it!” The olders like to reminisce about when we acquired the book or when they first remember hearing it and really enjoy introducing them to a younger sibling that hasn’t had the pleasure in hearing it yet or doesn’t remember. πŸ˜‰ It’s also been fun for me because we’ve gradually acquired books at higher reading levels. πŸ˜‰ While I know that I could always read those books on my own, generally my reading pile is a leaning tower already and I just prefer to “save” these types of historical books for the season in which we will all enjoy them together. I like that I am always learning with my children. I’ve always known that eventually I would read the higher level books as my children are obviously going to age and catch up to my level (and probably surpass me). πŸ˜‰

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March in Review

Chickens

3/01/07 2 (M & L)

3/02/07 1 (M)

3/03/07 2 (L & F)

3/04/07 1 (M)

3/05/07 1 (L)

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June in Review

Chickens

6/1/06 3

6/2/06 1 (F)

6/3/06 2 (M+L)

6/4/06 3

6/5/06 1 (M)

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4 Sale

These featured homeschool products in our store might be useful for someone reading here. We even have a special sale going on until the end of the month! πŸ™‚

Homeschool Blog

Activity in the schoolroom today! I discovered that I had not posted our book list from last week. It was still saved as a draft when I went over there this evening to start a draft of the books we are currently finishing. *sigh* I’m feeling a little scattered but I’m hoping to clear up some things before the end of this month and that will help me feel like I’m organized/on the right track again in several areas of life.

Also, since I’ve been doing a lot of reading for the children’s school time, my personal reading (listed in the sidebar) has pretty much been put on hold. I *know* I’ve been reading the same books forever…but I’ve promised myself I *will* finish these before I start another three two one… πŸ˜‰ Sometimes I’m able to get in a sentence or two while I briefly sit down and try to sip a cup of tea…or just before I drift off to sleep…so, I am making progress…such as it is. I bought a bunch of good books just before P. was born (just about 3 months shy of a year ago – can you believe it?!?! 😯 )…When You Rise Up being one…and I’m just chomping at the bit to get to them! *sigh* Excercising patience and shelf-control. (LOL I just caught the typo in the last sentence! You could say *that’s* true too – “shelf” control! πŸ˜† ) I could have dozens of books going at one time (and have sometimes) but I found that inefficient to retaining information at times. 😳

Anyway, pop over there and scroll down to Jan. 9th if you want to see what books we’ve been enjoying these past cold winter days! πŸ™‚

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