This week’s summer learning theme is history. We ended up focusing on American history and got the following books at the library yesterday.
The Boston Tea Party by Matt Doeden Both girls wanted to read this book as it is written somewhat like a comic book.
Roanoke The Lost Colony: An Unsolved Mystery from History by Jane Yolen and Heidi Elisabet Yolen Stemple
Let It Begin Here! Lexington & Concord, First Battles of the American Revolution by Dennis Brindell Fradin
How They Lived: An American Pioneer Family by Robin May
The Story of the Statue of Liberty by Natalie Miller
What Do You Know About the Civil War? By Lynn George
The Declaration of Independence by Terry Allan Hicks
Pearl Harbor by Stephen Krensky
My eight-year-old wanted to read a couple of books about World War I and World War II, but I couldn’t find anything at the library that was on her reading level. If you have any suggestions along those lines, please let me know.
We added a couple of other books for pleasure reading: A Little Book of Teddy Bear Tales by Hutchinson Children’s Books and Mole and Shrew All Year Through by Jackie French Koller. My younger daughter has already finished reading her books for the summer reading program at the library; her age group only had to read 15 books. My older daughter had to read 15 hours to get all her prizes and she has read just over 10 hours. Many times she’ll be reading and forget to write the time down on her sheet!
Since we will be going out of town around the middle of next week to visit family, I am going to use next Monday and Tuesday to have them do a little extra writing in their notebooks. We’ve had some fun outings as a family and with friends, so I’m trying to have them write a few sentences or draw a picture about each experience so that they can look back at the end of the summer and remember all the things they did.
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