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Weekly Wrap-Up: Reading Week

In my life this week…Books, books, and more books.

In our homeschool this week… Besides entering a Remembrance Day contest and working on their NaNoWriMo projects, the children read. 

Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share… If you’ve never tried a reading week, do.  It’s a great break for everyone and can jumpstart all sorts of learning adventures.  Make sure there’s a huge variety of books available, and just read.  

Places we’re going and people we’re seeing… Swimming lessons, catechism, judo, friends…and lots of neat places and characters in books.

My favorite thing this week was…It’s hard to choose.  Was it the peanut buttered popcorn that we needed to eat with a spoon?  Or hearing the kids chuckle as they read for hours?  Or not marking any schoolwork for a whole week?  Or seeing the results of fall cleaning?  Or the fall’s last weiner roast?  Probably it was watching Katherine’s Farm, one of the best children’s films I’ve ever seen. (I’ll be reviewing it soon.)

Questions/thoughts I have…   With all the NaNo work, my teens did not get to read as much as they would have liked, so we may extend reading week.  My husband thinks it’s alright, the Little Misses think it’s great, but  my teens suggest we first do two days of school and then read the rest of next week. That is probably the best idea.

Things I’m working on

  • Fall cleaning, window by window, corner by corner, room by room.   
  • Preparing for Sinter Klaas.
  • Various writing and reading projects.

I’m reading

Zechariah, Blue Like Jazz  by Miller, The Reason for God by Keller, Sense and Sensibility by Austin, and Entreleadership by Ramsey.

With the kids, I’m reading Proverbs, Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder, O Canada by Karla Akins, and Secret Water by Arthur Ransome.

I’m grateful for

A warm house.  Food.  Friends.  Books.

Just one picture

This one is from the DVD Katherine’s Farm. Here Katherine is standing in a field of yellow clover.  Usually she’s helping with the lambs, pigs, ducks, or other animals. 


This post is linked to The Homeschool Mother’s Journal and to Weekly Wrap Up at Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers.


  1. Megan Adams says:

    I love that picture! We are fall cleaning too!

  2. JoAnn says:

    Sounds like a great week. Glad your kids enjoyed all their reading. 🙂

  3. Lisa says:

    Sounds like an incredible week! How awesome to focus so much on literature! I love it! 🙂

    I hope you have a great weekend and a blessed Thanksgiving!

  4. You can’t go wrong with reading. I met one homeschooler once and all she did was have her kids read. It is great – you can learn so much. I’ll have to purchase the video for our kindergarteners in our co-op. It looks to be very good. Thank you for the tip.

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