What We Are Reading – August 2015

I’m pretty proud of myself!  I am doing another of these posts only 3 months after the last one!  That is a huge accomplishment!  I love these kinds of posts, but I seem to easily forget to do them.  So, yay for me!

Without further ado, here is the list of books our family is reading in August…The books our family is reading in August | RaisingArrows.net

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The first book on my list is one you might have noticed in this photo from my last Day in the Life post:

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At the top of the pile is a book I’ve had for several years and never got around to reading – Queen of the Home.  It is now out of print, but you can pick up a copy from Amazon.  I’m enjoying the notion of being Queen of my Domain!  I don’t think I’ve ever seen my role as such, and it’s given me much to gnaw on.  The book itself is a compilation of essays and poems and blog posts on the topic.  I read short snippets when I am sitting in my nursing chair.  It’s been a good remedy for the feeling that what I am doing is mundane and drudgery.

I am on a Charlotte Mason kick right now.  I am revisiting Charlotte Mason Homeschooling in 18 Easy Step-by-Step Lessons

What we are reading - August 2015

I’m digging in deep with the Charlotte Mason Companion:

And I just purchased Comstock’s Handbook of Nature Study (this thing is HUGE!):

And I’m reading Pocketful of Pinecones aloud to the children (which they are loving and so am I!):

A little Charlotte Mason immersion, anyone? 😉

My 17 year old is reading David Copperfield – the novel Dickens considers his favorite.

You can get David Copperfield on Kindle for only a $1.00!

He and my 14 year old are both reading from The Gift of Music as part of their assignments with Tapestry of Grace (you can read about how we do Tapestry of Grace HERE):

This book is also recommended as a companion to How Shall We Then Live.

My 14 year old daughter is reading The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (she picked this up on her own).  You can get this book for only $.99 on Kindle!

She is also continuing to brush up on her ASL via The American Sign Language Handshape Starter:

This is a book her ASL teacher recommended. Megan also uses Lifeprint to study ASL in every day scenarios and work on her receptive skills for reading signs and fingerspelling.

Our 10 year old is reading Moccasin Trail.

My 9 year old is reading a biography of Samuel Morse and a book on WWII.

My 6 year old is continuing to become more and more proficient at reading, and I believe my soon-to-be 5 year old will be following in his footsteps rather quickly! Learning to read comes with the privilege of owning your own library card – big incentive for little guys!

So, what are you reading?

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My favorite Lapbook company – A Journey Through Learning is having a HUGE Stock Up Sale – 50% off ALL DOWNLOADS! (ends August 16)

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These are some of the easiest lapbooks you will find – and this, coming from a mama who DOES NOT LIKE a lot of extra work. These are grab and go, ready to create lapbooks.  Super easy to do!

One of our favorites is the Prairie Primer Binder (this is one you do as a notebook rather than a lapbook and can be used even if you are just reading the Little House books and not actually doing the curriculum).

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I also noticed they have added a ton of other Curriculum-based lapbooks (Classical Conversations, TruthQuest, Apologia, The History of US, Diana Waring, Answers in Genesis, and more!), so see if there is one that corresponds with what you are studying this year!  This is a great way to do something hands-on that solidifies your children’s learning but doesn’t require a lot of extra work for you.

I’ve had several people ask me about curriculum for younger ages lately, and AJTL would be definitely be one of my recommendations.  Look through their suggestions for Monthly Ideas or History Themes, and snag some of those lapbooks.  This will give your youngsters good cutting and gluing skills, writing and drawing skills, all wrapped up in a solid education.

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Sale ends August 16, so don’t delay!

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