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#1 happynurse


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Posted 14 August 2017 - 08:12 AM

Can anyone share what read alouds you're planning for Pre-K/Kindergarten (or even 1st)? This is my first year homeschooling, my oldest is starting K. I am looking to better plan out our read alouds, as opposed to just skimming the library shelf and finding what 'looks' interesting. Here is what he has liked so far:


Mice of the Herring Bone (we've read the whole trilogy)

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (huge hit)

Mouse and the Motorcycle (I may revisit this, since it was awhile ago)

The Chocolate Touch


Things he just didn't like:

The Littles (he liked the first one, the rest don't keep his interest)

The Magic Treehouse (doesn't hold his interest)

My Father's Dragon trilogy


I'd love recommendations or just to hear what you're doing in your homeschool. Thanks!

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 08:53 AM

FWIW, our oldest just turned 7. I used a variety of booklists to help choose chapter book RA. We've read:
The Boxcar Children
Stuart Little
The Wizard of OZ (multiple times)
Charlotte's Web (multiple times)
Peter Pan
Pippi Longstocking
Flat Stanley
Little House in the Big Woods (multiple times)
A Bear Called Paddington (we've re-read favorite parts over and over)
Alice in Wonderland
The Odyssey (series by Mary Pope Osborne) a huge hit

I get my ideas from Mater Amablis, Memoria Press, A Mind in the Light, Sonlight, and more.

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 10:04 AM

My DD4 likes Nate the Great book series.
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Posted 14 August 2017 - 03:14 PM

We're planning on doing the following

Read aloud/audiobook:
The rest of the Little House books (were on number 5)
The Moffats
Stuart Little
TumTum and Nutmeg book 2
The Rise and Fall of Mount Majestic
Mr. poppers penguins

DD Reading to self:
Zoey and Sassafras (3rd and 4th book)
Welcome to Bed and Biscuit
Lulu and the Duck
Dory Fantasmagory
The Lighthouse Family
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Posted 14 August 2017 - 03:50 PM

I love the Memoria Press read aloud lists.


Besides those, at that age, my boys have loved Strega Nona -- any and all Strega Nona books. Oh, and the Faith McNulty books.

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#6 jrhodes


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Posted 14 August 2017 - 06:36 PM

I'm just starting some longer read alouds with DS4, because he's still wiggly, we're going with longer first readers so: Little Bear, Mercy Watson (just started this and he likes it), Mouse and Mole. I do have a long list of picture books for him that are longer and more involved so that might be a good place too then just longer books. Besides various curriculum mentioned (also don't forget Moving Beyond the Page, Bookshark, Build Your Library) I'm also going through the Mensa book list, Read Aloud Handbook, and there's something like 1000 Books to Read as well. We're also doing geography this year so part of our book list is based off geography and Wee Folk Art seasonal materials. 

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