Last year towards the end of 4th term we immersed ourselves in literature, reading our way through towering piles of books, christening this time, Leaping into Literature. It was so popular we've decided to conclude our school year this way once again, thus a tradition has been born.
As per our approach last year we are focusing on literature and the 4Rs although this year our Leaping into Literature is more for the younger children. Our teenagers' focus is more of an intensive writing/grammar nature, so they aren't joining us other than reading as per usual, which translates to a a couple of books a week for each teen. Our first week back saw us settling into learning after a few weeks break and this week has seen more of the same, today though I wanted to chat about books.
This week we've managed to read our way through a slew of books, finding some 'keepers' and 'duds', actually thus far more of the dud variety than keepers. Our library allows us to reserve 30 books per card, thus with twelve family members you can image we're keeping our librarians busy this term;) Sharing our finds here, more detailed reviews on some titles to follow and for my local readers, all the books listed can be borrowed from our regional library.
I asked Jelly Bean (10) and Jack Jack (8) to give a star rating as a quick guide regards the keepers and duds, they considered interest when rating and were tough critics, I would have rated a couple slightly higher than they did.