I’ve already mentioned that we’ve completed our Kindergarten plans – Sonlight’s P4/5 Core. My son kind of flew through those last weeks, both because he was excited to get to the next Core, and because he’d been promised a new Lego set when he finished. 🙂
Here’s what we thought about the books we started in this core:
New Titles This Quarter
How to Dig a Hole to the Other Side of the World by Faith McNulty, illustrated by Marc Simont
My son LOVED this book. LOVED it. Was obsessed with it. We read it over and over and over again, and I found him talking to daddy about what he learned from it. Highly, highly recommended. He’s still talking about how “everything is up when you’re in the center of the Earth!”
The Classic Tales of Brer Rabbit by Joel Chandler Harris, illustrated by Don Daily
The illustrations are gorgeous in this edition, and my kids both enjoyed the stories – they were fascinated by that naughty, sneaky rabbit. The book also led to some fun discussions, especially about why did the rabbit always seem to get away with his antics? We read all but the last story multiple times.
Another huge hit with both kids, but of course it was – they’ve already shown themselves to be Usborne fans, especially the science titles. This was another one we read at a much faster pace than it was “assigned”, and we reread it a couple of times (so far – I’m sure there will be more still to come). Daddy also got to hear about some of the details gleaned from this title as well. Another highly recommended one.
The Complete Adventures of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
They liked this one, but didn’t love it. We read it once, and they didn’t ask for it again, but they have *talked* about Peter Rabbit a handful of times since finishing it. That counts for something I suppose?
New Toes for Tia by Larry Dinkins
This one seemed very similar to The Gods Must Be Angry, in approach and style. Just like that one, the kids listened and discussed it, but didn’t request a repeat.
Reading & Spelling
We’ve began Math Mammoth 1A at the tail-end of P 4/5 and so far so good. He works one page each day we do school, and while he doesn’t love it, he doesn’t hate it, and he does seem to be learning.
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