Curly has found another favorite book. I have to say I’m a little surprised. The book centers around some angry farmers who want nothing more than to shoot the fox that has been stealing their chickens and ducks. They try to dig him out, shoot at him, and wait for him to starve. Meanwhile, theyRead more
Curly and I just finished a new book. I’ve seen it listed on many booklists but had never read it. I found a used copy and we started right in. I have to admit that it was hard to get into the first few chapters. I wasn’t too impressed. But as we got past theRead more
So, no St. Patty’s crafts and creative ideas for this year. But we are reading some fun picture books to celebrate the holiday! St. Patrick’s Day in the Morning – A little guy wants to march in the St. Patrick’s Day parade and tries to prove that he’s big enough to join in. ThisRead more
We don’t ever want to admit that we are quitters. We raise our kids to keep on fighting. We don’t raise quitters, right? Well, I quit. That’s right. I quit reading 3 books this week-right in the middle of all 3. I never do that! But I had good reasons! 1) The first book IRead more
I’ve been working on a read aloud booklist for next year (and the following years) and I’ve ordered a few books on my list to preview. I’m not reading; I’m working. This is part of my job right? And that is exactly how I explain it to my hubby when he finds me curled upRead more
Ok, I’ve been working on our reader and read aloud lists for next year and I think they are complete. I’m sure I’ll change things along the way but we should have plenty of book selections for next year. We are so excited to get started! Here is the PreK II read aloud list forRead more
At Lextin, we read aloud every day. Daddy even gets in on the action in the evenings and weekends. This summer, we have a fun line up of read alouds for Curly and Tiger (with Bee listening in). Our strategy this year? To read several works by the same author. Our authors of choice? LauraRead more
Lextin Academy has a wish list on Amazon! Check it out to see what we’re hoping to add to our home library and please share your list if you have one!
If you know me at all, you know that I am a fan of phonics! A year ago, I began the hunt for the phonics curriculum for Lextin Academy. Through an email from The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, I found the Phonics Road to Spelling and Reading. Love it! Both the magazine and the curriculum. TheRead more
At our house, books are our method of learning, but DVD’s are fun for a change. Here are some history DVD’s that I just might have to add to my wishlist. This is the Drive Thru History Series that I have heard so much about. Virtual field trip anyone?