We're doing a lot more. Reading, searching for a particular book or subject. The boy tickles me with his lists of books he's looking for. He's watched me well, I see, and scribbles things down on a piece of paper and then 'reads' the list he's made for himself to me. Last week his list consisted of books on:
- Skeleton (human body)
As Pretty Girl strengthens her reading muscles, I decided to direct your searching as well. Normally I allow her to choose exactly what she'd like to read or would like to hear. Today I started her on researching. We're studying the animal kingdom in science, starting with mammals. She was to pick a mammal to write a report on and create a presentation for. She chose bears. I showed her how to look through books to get an idea about what information they give and what sort of information she would need to write a report. We discussed the difference between fiction and non-fiction (again) and this activity of looking for books assisted in her understanding. I'll have to share more about her project in another post.
We were pleasantly surprised to see how our little neighborhood library has evolved since we've been away. In the children's section they now have a special carpeted corner with books in crates, puzzles and a few games for younger children to do on their own. Sweetie-pie enjoyed putting puzzles together and sitting in the bean bag looking through books by herself.
I was able to get a little 'work' done on the computer, pick out some books for myself and make some plans for our homeschool group to utilize the library again.
Next week, I'll remember to take my camera and get a few shots of our library. It's a cozy little place with great librarians. We always look forward to our Tuesdays!