Thursday, June 23, 2011

Reading Aloud Challenge: Week 1

Debra over at Footprints in the Butter has been hosting a Reading Aloud Challenge each week on her blog.  Now that school is back in full swing, I thought it would be fun to participate.

This week I have been reading Pocahontas and the Strangers aloud.  At first I wasn't sure if I would enjoy this book, but I have to say, it is really good and keeps you wanting to read more to find out what will happen.  

To stay on schedule with Heart of Dakota, I am only reading one chapter a day.  Since they are short, it is hard to stop at just one. 




My daughter has read many of the Disney Fairies series on her own.  I'm not sure how many are in the series, but I can bet we own most of them.  Just for fun though, she has asked me to start reading them to her before bed.  

The series is cute and of course each fairy has his or her own personality.  The first one I read was Lily's Pesky Plant.  Lily, a garden talent fairy, finds a mysterious seed and plants it in her garden.  The end was even a surprise to me.  

The book she asked me to read next is called Vidia and the Fairy Crown.  Vidia is a fast flying talent fairy and selfish and mean to the others.  

I like her the least of all the fairies...possibly why I was asked to read about her next.  ;)  I've only read a little into the first chapter so I'm not sure how I will like it. 




What have you been reading aloud this week?

13 comments:

Simply Taunya

We have been reading a lot of picture books about Creation aloud. However, we are going to start on "And it Was Good by Madeleine L'Engle" tonight.

Debra

My son read Pocahontas & the Strangers a few years ago, but that is one *I* haven't read. Sounds like I should have read it! So many books, so little time...

It is FUN to hear what you are reading! And I need the push. :) So I'm thrilled to have you participating!!

Rebecca

I love reading with and to my children...I did not know about this read aloud going on...sounds like a GREAT idea!!!

Marie

Following with GFC and Networked Blogs

Kayla

Anne of Green Gables! Will finish tomorrow :(

Michelle Smith

My girls would probably love those Disney books!

I know my eldest has read the Pocahontas book, but like Debra, I've not read it either!

Jill

We love that Pocahontas book. We read it last year for school. I think I can tell my daughter is the same age as yours. She gets those fairy books every time she goes to the library.

Marie

Oh, how sweet that she's asked you to read to her. I love that! I commented last night without actually reading the post (confession time, lol). I was just in a hurry to move down that list and 'follow' everyone. I ended up back at your blog when I put my link in Debra's reading challenge linky. Happy Reading :)

Jill Stanish

We are reading Arthur Ransome's Swallows & Amazons. Fun summer time read about kids who camp out on an island--adventure and a bit of mystery.

Our Homeschool Reviews

I loved hearing about all the books everyone is reading. I'm starting a list. :)

Beloved's Bride

I really have enjoyed this link up. Hearing about all the books everyone is reading and enjoying is just fabulous. Lots of new titles I haven't heard of and that I need to look at reading to the Little Ones.

Tracy

Hi Christine,
My daughters love fairy stories, especially my oldest. A little while ago we read the Sarah Plain and Tall series and it was great. Sarah, Plain and Tall is book 1, Skylark is book 2 and then Caleb's Story. I think that is the order. Anyway, these are great short chapter books with lovely images and storylines. Clicked a vote for you today!

Our Homeschool Reviews

I am enjoying it too. I think wwe have Sarah Plain and Tall but haven't read it.

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