Wednesday, May 10, 2017

What we're reading May 2017

We're wrapping up A6's kindergarten year and preparing for the next roadschooling adventure, so our library pickings are slimmer than usual. I only have 27 items checked out right now, and here are some of our favorite picks:

Nadia, The Girl Who Couldn't Sit Still and Peanut Butter and Cupcake

There's a school teacher in Montana who blogs about her 1st and 2nd grade classroom; I check out her blog every few weeks and get terrific ideas! Her class had "March Book Madness," which I didn't notice until May, but the book recommendations were still helpful! We checked out these two picture books: one is a biography of Nadia Comaneci and the other is a silly tale where peanut butter and jelly finally find each other at the end (please click on the book cover images below; these affiliate links help support our church preschool).

Thornton Burgess' The Bird Book for Children

Somehow I came across a science curriculum from Simply Charlotte Mason (not an affliate link; I just really am excited about this book!) that uses two Thornton Burgess titles as a spine. How did I not know about Thornton Burgess until now? Have I been hiding under a rock? Now that I have been informed, it feels like his name is everywhere! Usually in May I like to preview some resources that we'll use during the upcoming school year, so I read aloud the first two chapters this week. I learned something about wrens and the kids are captivated!

Ed Emberly's Wings on a Flea, A Book About Shapes

This book came in a kit from the library about two-dimensional shapes; we also got some shape bean bags (diamond, square, hexaon, circle, rectangle).

What are you reading this month in your homeschool?