What We Are Reading

Today was the end of the month so we ended our Mark-My-Time and will restart tomorrow. We read 27 hours and 57 minutes this month. We finished Little Women by Louisa May Alcott and The Four-Story Mistake by Elizabeth Enright. We also read A Gathering of Days by Joan Blos and several of the Betsy books by Carolyn Haywood. We are now reading Then There Were Five by Elizabeth Enright and will then read the next in the series when we finish this book. It really is a great series. We did not love the first book but after that we have loved every single one of them and this is probably the third time we have read them in the past few years. I would highly recommend them. We read several other books and some very short ones along with our history and geography as we like to add a few extra books when we do school – makes it more interesting.

We had a busy week with lots of family over and the kids had a lot of fun outside most days. Bethany and Tess finished their Level 4 skating class and will start Level 5 next week. They absolutely love ice skating and it has worked out that we can go to lessons every week. As it gets closer to the end of the school year we try to make sure we get everything done and are ready for testing in May. Then we have summer vacation. I’m trying to decide if we will do some school this summer – maybe just some geography or a little history. Makes it easier during the school year if I do that. Not sure the kids will think it’s a great idea, but they probably would not really mind that much. I am starting to feel ready for a little vacation and I’m sure they are also. I guess I am really jumping the gun thinking of summer and vacation already, but it is nice to dream.

I kept Kennedy on Saturday while her mom and dad took a small trip. She was really good and she had to be very close to me most of the time. It was a rainy, cold day we stayed inside the entire day. She helped make crumb cake and then insisted on making a gingerbread house – then eating the candy off it. I didn’t get a lot of pictures as it was rather dark and dreary and I had my long lens on and I was too lazy to take it off. But, I did get this one.


  1. Claudia Y Allen says

    I read Little Women as a child and really enjoyed it, but even moreso loved Little Men, which if I remember is a continuation and tells the story of the boys in the orphanage. I love Louisa May Alcott and her books. I’m glad your children enjoy being read to. As a retired daycare provider, books and art were a huge part of my program.

    • Most of my kids absolutely love me to read to them – even when they obviously could read it themselves. I also enjoy reading our favorites – sometimes over and over. One of the saddest things to me is for a child not to love reading. Books are one thing my kids and I share a love for – though I do have one child that struggles with comprehension and so can not enjoy books the way I wish she could. We are working on that though and hope to make a break through. I also try to include lots of art – something I did not do as much with my older kids.

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