Thursday, September 1, 2011

Read Aloud Challenge ~ September 1st

I have seen this a time or two and keep thinking I need to link up, but with the summer as crazy as it was, we didn’t really have a lot of read aloud time (bad mom, huh?) but, since school started back up and we are about back into the routine/swing of things, I have gotten back to the read alouds and actually decided to start keeping up with them each week and joining Debra at Footprints in the Butter for her Read Aloud Challenge each week.
The past couple of weeks, we worked our way through Little House in the Big WoodsWe finished it up last week and started Little House on the Prairie this week.  We are three chapters into it.  This is a series that everyone should read, even though I didn’t read it (for whatever reason) until I was an adult!  The kiddos love it and don’t let me forget that we need to read a chapter from it!
We also finally made it to the library this week, you know, since we don’t have enough books around here as it is! Anyways, we searched through the books and decided that we would do some reading and studying on the Civil War.  I came home with a stack of Civil War books, as well as put a few on order from the other libraries.
We did read What Lincoln Said by Sarah L. Thompson & Freedom River by Doreen Rappaport, both easy reader picture books, but very interesting! We also started Get on Board, the story of the Underground Railroad by James Haskins.
We are just getting started in this study of the Civil War, so if you have any favorite books, interesting links or anything else that we can use for this study, please share!  I would like to do a post telling of our study and all of the links and books and such that we used and what we did learn!  I will give you credit for recommending anything to us!


  1. We're studying the Civil War and reading books about that time period during our read-aloud time. We're partway through Across Five Aprils, and it's excellent. I haven't decided what's next for our read-alouds.

    Brennan's been reading The Perilous Road and Turn Homeward Hannalee on his own, and Addison's reading Gods and Generals.

  2. This is my first time to link up with Debra's challenge. Both of my girls enjoyed the Little House series.

  3. Thanks for joining in! Love the Little House books, though I have not read them to the kids. I read them annually (or more) when I was a kid. So you'd think I'd make a point of sharing them with my kids, wouldn't you?

    I have to do that. Have to.


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