10 Fourth Grade Books Made Into Movies

Books really start getting fun around fourth grade! That was the year I really remember getting into reading. My favorite book that year was Charlotte’s Web–I read it twice! I remember reading Freckle Juice, too, (which hasn’t been made into a movie yet,) and I know there were many others. ONE THING you’ll notice which is different about this list: the “read-aloud” section is gone. Read-alouds are still good! Read to your kids until they move out of the house. =) Just pick one. Any of the books on this list will do. You can also take turns reading the book to

Nine 3rd Grade Books That Have Been Made Into Movies

Hello, friends! I finally finished compiling a list of 3rd grade books which have been made into movies. But first, just a quick note to point out what you’ve probably already noticed. If you’re reading this in your inbox, everything should look a lot cleaner and nicer than what it has for many years. I finally made the jump away from the old RSS service and I’m glad I did! I haven’t liked the way the old emails have looked for a very long time. But enough about that!… July is here and almost half-gone already! Summer break is on the down

12 Children’s Books Made Into Movies, K-2nd

If you have a kid who prefers NOT to read, then you know my struggle. I love to read and it pains me so to see books discarded after a half-hearted attempt. I’ve been intrigued by this idea of pairing a Book and a Movie for some time now, (thanks, Ticia!,) and after seeing a few more posts about this sort of thing I’ve finally decided to put it into action this summer. The idea is to read the book FIRST, and once the book has been read, have a family movie night to watch the movie. <– That’s the plan

Summer Reading Round-Up

Summer reading round-up! Any time is a good time to read a book! But there are few times better than on a hot summer afternoon, relaxing with a book and a cold, iced drink. I’ve been a busy reader this summer! Well, compared to my reading record lately. One of my goals for this more intentional, more relaxed summer is to read more books. I’m currently finishing up the Narnia anthology that I purchased a few years ago. So far this summer I have read Prince Caspian, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, and The Silver Chair. One more book

Summer Reading Challenge (for My 15 Year Old Daughter)

I’ve slacked off on assigned reading. So what’s a good homeschool mom to do? She institutes a Summer Reading Challenge, with an incentive of course! So I’ve come up with a list of ten books, of varying genre, length and reading level, that I want my 15 year old daughter to read. One of the books, Inkspell, is a book that she wants to read. (She finished reading Inkheart a few months ago.) Two of them (marked with asterisks) are books she already needs to read for her Lifepac English 1 Course. I don’t want to get in the way

How to Naturally Work Geography Into Learning

How to Naturally Work Geography Into Learning We don’t teach geography here. Well, not as a separate class anyway. We could. We could spend time studying geography and drilling all the facts we’re learning. And when I first got started homeschooling that’s kind of what I thought we’d be doing. But as I found my homeschool footing, and I developed our relaxed, eclectic approach, I found that I prefer to work geography in naturally with our lessons, or through fun play. 1.) Games, Puzzles and More Games and puzzles are a great way to work geography in through fun. If