Posted Thu Aug 07, 2008 4:54 pm by Julie in MN
Sara B. wrote:There are so many of the books on my list missing from the Library. I am excited to get the book basket filled though. So I was wondering if you had any that you found worked well for your family so that i can have a greater choice to pick from. We are going to start next week, so week 1-2 for now please. :)
I remember putting every map we had in the house in the book basket those first weeks :o) I found some kinda interesting ones I forgot we had, and a few were sorta junk mail but they were maps!
Also look for DK-type books and Eyewitness-type videos & such. General topics like people of the world, biomes, and individual countries will give a flavor for the year.
There are a few books on this thread, although books lose out to cakes & oranges :o)
This thread has 3 pages & there must be some books in there somewhere! I know there are some videos & puzzles & such, which can also be stuck in book basket.
Posted Fri Aug 08, 2008 9:09 am by Sara B.
I did find 500 places to take your children before they are grown, and some other around the world type stuff. I bought a super large map and have it on the wall. So maybe if they are interested in the places in the books we can start looking things up early. I couldnt find any of the books on maps. Only the picture books on the list. lol. So Countries, and Cultures here we come. Thanks for your references!
Posted Fri Aug 08, 2008 10:20 am by Julie in MN
I just want to be sure you're not afraid to use picture books this year. They are a precious part of ECC. In fact, my collage graduate, engineer son was home this summer & reading some of our picture books on things. He says he always learns something :o)
I know with middle schoolers in the mix, you'll enjoy *more* than picture books, but I wanted to mention that the picture books can be in there, too!
Oooh, the 500 places sounds neat.... Be sure to post on the ECC ideas board if it turns out to be something your kids get a lot out of. You know, I'll be doing ECC with an 8th grader next year & looking for your posts :o)
Posted Sat Aug 09, 2008 8:35 am by Mommyto3boys
I often typed in the country as a general keyword and found lots of good books. My dc enjoyed the fairy tales from different countries. I didn't record all the books we found. I was too busy with a new baby.
Debbie in NC