I have many goals for our homeschooling time together....
One is that my kids learn to read and LOVE it!! Anna has been reading for awhile but it was only when I ask her to or during our school time. At night she'll look through books but I was never sure if she was actually attempting to read the words or not.
I picked up an Dick and Jane collection of readers a couple of years ago. While Dick and Jane is of the sight word philosophy of reading, Anna has really enjoyed reading these collection of stories. They are easier for her since she can sound out the few words she doesn't know.
I like that she LIKES them and that they are building her confidence in reading alone.... well, somewhat alone... Brian and I like to stay close so we can hear her read.... it's so great:)
Yesterday Brian did school with the kids while I was out. I didn't get to read with her and I missed it:) So I recorded some of our reading time from the afternooon.... gotta love "school" when it happens snuggled together on the couch:)
Now I need to figure out another series of books for her. There are readers at Walmart but they usually contain words that are not "beginner" level. So those books aren't exactly what I'm looking for. And I love books that encourage our family values and love and knowledge of the Lord. Any suggestions??
Today we will be at the library reading time!! I am soo thankful for our library staff... they have already been a great source of resources for our family and homeschooling:)