Once and Future King/ T.H. White We'll be starting this after Christmas as our literature selection but I thought Id order it early now so I can get a jump on it. Although I love it, it's been years since I've read it and I figure that Mom should have a bit of clue when we read it together. I think the boy will enjoy it - Arthur, Merlin, the sword... what's not to like? I think it will be fun exploring the parallels between this and his very favorite "Star Wars"! You think? Will report on that at a later date.
Animal Farm/George Orwell Well now I wanted to do a short-ish book over the our Thanksgiving to Christmas session and seriously, what says Christmas more than a farm animal revolution??? Hee- hee! Seriously, as far as Christmas goes, we're doing lots of other stuff and reading A Christmas Carol and other Christmas stories, I've not gone totally over the edge. That said, I've been wanting to do Animal Farm with him to tie into his Civics studies and this seemed like a good time. I found this study guide to go along with it. We got through three chapters and the first parts of the study guide today. We covered new vocab words like "indefatigable" , "ignominious" and "parasitical", we talked about allegory and satire, and answered the burning questions of why people develop revolutions. ( I know....soooooooo Christmas-y, right?! hee-hee).
D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths Our next unit study is Ancient Greece so I thought this would be fun. It had great reviews. Also, the illustrations are very cool. I think we will enjoy this one.
Now back to Amazon to order more books...........