We’re finishing up the last week of our summer learning program by reading about how our bodies work. Here are some of our selections from the library.
The “What’s Inside Me?” series by Dana Meachen Rau which included books on My Skin;
My Bones and My Muscles; My Lungs; My Heart and Blood; and My Brain. These were very age-appropriate for my girls and had great pictures to go along with the text.
The Respiratory System by Judith Jango-Cohen
You Can’t Smell a Flower with Your Ear! by Joanna Cole
Good Enough to Eat by Lizzy Rockwell
Healthy Eating by Cath Senker
What Happens to a Hamburger? by Paul Showers [Both girls really enjoyed this one.]
Two other books that my eight-year-old checked out for “fun” reading this week really captured her interest. She loves learning about history so Welcome to Molly’s World 1944: Growing Up in World War Two America was a big hit. She also read one of the Magic Tree House Research Guides (non-fiction) on the Titanic.
It has been a great experience following our self-created summer learning program and I’m already planning to do it again next summer. I really appreciated the fact that it gave us a set time daily for the girls to do some reading on subjects that they might not have normally chosen. It also gave each of us some quiet time to ourselves.
I plan to continue doing teaching and education-related posts each week but will now be writing them on Thursdays instead of Tuesdays. This morning I pulled out the book bags and lunch boxes and gathered the new school supplies to drop off at the open house at school this afternoon. I can no longer live in denial that the school year is starting so I must embrace it and be ready for Monday morning!
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