Friday, February 08, 2008

Our Week Off


So far our week off has been pretty productive. The kids have worked on poem memorization, played Age of Empires, played street hockey, entertained their siblings....

Wait a second! Juju just read his first book, all on his own! A little book called Yo! Yes? by Chris Raschka. Yay Juju!

On Tuesday we went to the library, I gave the boys each a list of types of books I wanted them to bring home. I got the list from The Well Educated Mind by Susan Wise Bauer and her mother Jessie Wise. Jessie used to give her kids this list when they were young.
1 Science book
1 History book
1 art or music appreciation book
1 practical book (craft, hobby, how-to)
1 biography or autobiography
1 classic novel (or age appropriate adaptation)
1 storybook
1 book of poetry
They did okay, R was really into it. The classic novels were the hardest to find. Weird.
Now they are all reading up a storm.

I got 2 cd's about the life and music of Bach (Classical kids: Mr. Bach comes to call and Introduction to the Classics: Bach) and we are going to listen to them this afternoon while they get out their drawing books they picked and practice drawing (comics I think)

We have been listening to the Secret Garden on cd, so good!
R. has always been interested in cooking. When he came home with a cookbook yesterday, I was reminded that even at 6, he was always bringing kid's cookbooks home from the library. He has already planned a 3 course meal, so I am going to help him make up a grocery list and put his meal together.

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