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  1. Looking for fun and engaging online resources about Ancient Egypt.
  2. My first grader loves fiction and will sit for long periods of time to read with me. We are starting to read more non-fiction as he starts first grade (think Usborne-like books about the ancients). I'm just curious as to how long I should read these type of non-fiction books in a sitting. He doesn't really care for them much. I want to introduce history this year but need to find a way to incorporate these books without too much struggle.
  3. Thank you! I didn't even know what forum I was in 🙂 I'll repost in the right one
  4. My first grader loves fiction and will sit for long periods of time to read with me. We are starting to read more non-fiction as he starts first grade (think Usborne-like books about the ancients). I'm just curious as to how long I should read these type of non-fiction books in a sitting. He doesn't really care for them much. I want to introduce history this year but need to find a way to incorporate these books without too much struggle.
  5. I picked up a Jim Weiss audiobook of Treasure Island at a library sale and was curious as to what people thought of his audiobooks. I specifically am wondering about abridged versions of classics like Treasure Island or The Jungle Book. Better to read the unabridged version or start with Jim Weiss? Also, anyone heard a good recording of The Jungle Book (unabridged)? I have started listening to a few and the voices seem really monotone. Thank you!
  6. I like Handwriting Without Tears but we usually finish that quickly so I'm lookong for other workbooks that practice letter and number formation for an entire year. Thanks!
  7. These are fantastic! Thank you!
  8. I'm looking for a laid-back Spanish curriculum to start next year with a 7 and 5 year old. I am wanting the sessions to be short and fun. Any suggestions on what to try? Thanks!
  9. My son just finished AAR Level 1. We loved the readers that came with the curriculum. I am looking for suggestions for summer readers. I have the Bob Books but am looking for something a little longer and more engaging and appropriate for K/1st grade. Thanks!
  10. I'm starting to plan for 1st grade next year using The Well Trained Mind and SOTW Activity Guide as a guide. I noticed that the WTM book recommends starting out with The Odyssey by Geraldine McCaughrean and Black Ships Before Troy by Rosemary Sutcliff. But in the SOTW Activity Guide, these books aren't suggested as literature recommendations until somewhere around week 19. So my question is, do you plan your year so that your literature and history books go together? Should I wait until we study Greek Myths to start The Odyssey? Or not worry too much about matching up literature with history.
  11. I'm planning for first grade next year and was looking for suggestions for literature, mainly for which versions of The Odyssey and The Iliad were appropriate for that age. Also, any favorite books or audio books on the ancients you can suggest? THANK YOU!
  12. I am using Sonlight Core A, All About Reading, and RightStart for my 6 year old. We have loved AAR and RS. I feel like the Sonlight books have been a mixed bag. We've loved the Winnie the Pooh stories and The Boxcar Children and many others, but as the year moves on we are finding more and more books that we don't like (including me). To name a few ... Adventures in Waffles, The Good News Must Go Out, Out of Darkness, and a couple more. After a couple of chapters, both my son and I are just not captivated and so lately we've been moving on to something else. So my question is this: does this seem like Sonlight might not be a good fit for us? The last thing I want to do is buy a new core for next year and not like half the books. It just seems like the books are maybe not as adventurous or action-packed as we are used to. But I've heard from so many people that Sonlight has the best books. So maybe it's just us and we should push forward. Any suggestions are appreciated!
  13. Thank you so much!
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