Showing posts with label Reading. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Reading. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

2016 - 2017 School Year Update

The three of us are enjoying the new 2016 - 2017 school year. We started classes back after Labor day.  This year Jaedan is a 7th grader and Malik is in the 11th. Here are a few highlights from the last two months.

Arduino and 3d Printing 

Lego Mindstorm Ev3 Projects

Science Projects

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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Book of The Week

Thanks everyone for sharing what your children were reading last week. We added a lot of the shared titles to our booklist. Jaedan finished reading "I Survived Hurricane Katrina" by Lauren Tarshis on Saturday. Today he started reading "The Ninth Ward" by Jewell Parker Rhodes. What are your children reading this week?

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Ruby and the Booker Boys

This week Jaedan read "Ruby and the Booker Boys". Today he attended a book discussion at our local library. The librarian split them up into three groups and asked them random questions about the book. Jaedan's Group was all boys. I was very impressed with these young men. They all participated and got 13 out of 14 of the questions right.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

The Mouse and The Motorcycle

This week Jaedan finished reading "The Mouse and The Motorcycle" by Beverly Cleary. He really enjoyed reading this book. We also found the movie on YouTube which he really enjoyed watching. He said that it was just like the book. Our local library is having a book discussion for this book in December which he will attend.

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Monday, October 28, 2013

Older Beginner Reader


Finding the right books for an older beginner reader can be challenging. You want to provide them with choices that are not to juvenile but yet simple enough for them to read. After many visits to our local library I finally found the perfect ready to read series for my son. The series is called "Henry and Mudge". What I like about this series is it offers complex stories with varied sentence structure with the bonus of pictures. I was also able to find book discussion questions to go along with each book.


If you have a struggling or late reader don't be discouraged. Remember every child is different. Our journey to read has been tough at times. But seeing my child finally identifying words makes it all worth it.