Monday, March 06, 2006

It's All in the Reading

There are days in our homeschool where we just read -- yep, that's all we do for the whole morning. We might eat popcorn or just snuggle on the couch. But, what it all comes down to is: reading.

Today, we finished Starlight Barking -- a bit of a let-down with the ending, but it was such a good overall read that it was worth it.

Tomorrow, we'll start reading The Phantom Tollbooth as our reading during lunch -- this way all the kids (even the big ones) can enjoy it. The littles and I are still working our way through Little House in the Big Woods and we're also reading Claire Mohan's A Way of the Cross: A Story of Padre Pio.

Reading .... reading .... reading -- it's what we do all the day and into the night. I had never realized just how wonderful reading was until I started teaching my littles (the older two learned at "real" school). But my littles are learning from ME -- I'm (through the grace of God) opening the doors for them that will make them free for the rest of their lives. No matter where they go, what they do, or who they become -- they'll always be able to read and learn and relax!

2 comments:

Cindy said...

Mary--- you hit upon three of our all time favorite books! Enjoy!

meredith said...

Mary, you sound so joyful and it's apparent with all the great reading you all are doing your little and biggies are in the BEST place they can be!! Bravo and thanks for such a cheerful post!