Friday, March 13, 2015

Week in Review: Reading in Wonderland

This post was originally published on my old blog. 



Bridget finished up BOB Books Set 1 this week. We also tested to see what grade level she's reading at (only to make sure she's not falling behind). She is currently reading at a 1st grade level, and she knew many (but not enough) of the words to put her reading at a second grade level. We're almost there, but I'm in no rush. She's doing great for her age so we'll just keep on doing what we're doing.

George has decided that he wants to start reading too, so we started on My First BOB Books: Alphabet. We're not doing any scheduled reading lessons for him (although he's usually present during Bridget's lesson), but I'll do the books with him whenever he bring them to me. Some days we don't do them, and other days we spend a lot of time practicing the letters and looking at the pictures.


Last week, the children had an argument a disagreement about which book to read next. Alice in Wonderland won because on the evening we were to start a new book, George fell asleep early.

While reading these stories to Bridget, I cannot help but wish I had never seen the movies. The books are way better and the movies don't stay true to the story (except for The Secret Garden... that movie is still mostly accurate). An even bigger regret is that Bridget has seen most of the movies (Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, etc.) and she is always comparing the book to the movie. At first she tried telling me that the book was wrong. I assured her that this was not the case, and that the people who made the movie had obviously not read the book.

Paglio e Fieno (Straw and Hay Pasta)
Copy-Cat Wendy's Chili with TVP
Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Final Thoughts

Next week I had scheduled for us to have off, but because we are not where I want to be with our lessons, we are having school. With the things that went on this week, we neglected to do a states study. I only hope that next week will be less blah.

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