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  1. I may need to put that in the pile soon. We’re still working through By the Shores of Silver Lake … there are those long descriptive passages about the building of the railroad and those are harder for mine to sit through. Lots of description!

  2. (I confess, I didn’t get a Read Aloud post up this week.)

    It’s been a long time since I’ve read Trumpet of the Swan and my personal recollection was, “Not as good as Charlotte’s Web.” But I really LOVE Charlotte and I think I read it on the tails of that. Perhaps it’s due for a re-read – spaced out a bit. I bet Bookworm1 would like it (very much).

    Enjoyed your post!

  3. I’m just curious how you work your lunch-time read aloud time? With my 5 and 2 year old, it seems that I hardly get to eat lunch before they are finished. I love the idea of reading aloud around the table, but I don’t know how to make it work.

    I enjoyed your homeschooling re-cap post, too. We are also starting “official” homeschooling this year, but in a few weeks since we just moved and need to get organized first. ( :

    • hopeistheword

      My girls have just come to expect a post-lunch read-aloud session. In fact, they often remind me to pick up the book (as if I would forget 😉 ). I finish eating before they do, usually. If I don’t, they just linger. I’m not sure why this happens, but we have been doing it for a while, so maybe it’s just habit/expectation now.

      I hope you have a great year!

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