Thursday, October 20, 2011

Reading Aloud Challenge: October 20th

For reasons that aren't entirely clear to me now, I completely forgot to post last week, so this post will cover two weeks of our reading material.

We worked on our music studies in A Young Scholar's Guide to the Composers.  After reading about Georg Frideric Handel in the guide, we also enjoyed this beautifully illustrated, and slightly humourous book  -Handel: Who Knew What He Liked.

This week we studied Johann Sebastian Bach, but the extra books I'd requested from the library didn't arrive on time.  If I can get them next week, we'll still look at them.

Our history study of Ancient Rome continued, with a couple of books.  Ancient Roman Civilization, Rome In Spectacular Cross-Section, and Tales of the Dead: Ancient Rome.  The last two were used more for the illustrations than the text, as they were just packed full of too much to go over in detail!

I backtracked (or skipped ahead?) a little, and we read about modern-day Greece.  I really enjoyed taking the kids through Greece- the land by Bobbie Kalman, and then we supplemented that with The European Union - Greece.

I also got out The Seven Wonders of the World again, so we could read about St Peter's Basilica in Vatican City, and about the Serengeti Plain (a grassland), Iguacu Falls (in the jungle), and the Great Barrier Reef (coral reef) which relates to our science lessons.  And of course, we're still reading God's Design: Properties of Ecosystems, recently focusing on the rainforests and ocean ecosystems, specifically coral reefs.

I'm back to participating in the Reading Aloud Challenge hosted by Footprints in the Butter and really do intend to do it weekly, as long as time permits!


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