We did ADV this past year. My kindergartener/first grader did it with her older sister.CharleneHoell wrote:Hi everyone! I received my box of "stuff" for ADV last week and have avidly been poring through it. I must admit, I would rather do this than think about what to make for dinner some nights:).
After going through the TM, I have a few questions. Book basket seems to start with ADV. If you have a K, do you ask him to do book basket too, do you read aloud to him while the other is reading independently, or does the older one just do book basket? Is 15 minutes the general rule for time or do you all have varying times depending on the day?
The way I handled book basket was: most days we did the fifteen minutes on their own sitting and looking at books. I put in lots of library books that my youngest could look at. Not necesssarily from the book list but ones I knew she would get a kick out of. She loves to look at books so it was not a chore for her. I found it a good "break" time. When she had been doing a lot of diligent work I would send her off for bookbasket. It was like a break but she was still doing "school". The same with my older girl.
I loved the books in the bookbasket and sometimes we just sat on the couch and read them. I found that if the books didn't look interesting to them but I knew they would be a great book, then it helped to read it to them and then they would turn around and pick up the book later in the week and look through it on their own. But it sometimes took me initiating an interest.
Books are important for us around here. And I found the bookbasket to be very beneficial to reinforce what we were learning. Each day they had a time of sitting on the couch on their own looking at books. Most of the time it was 15 minutes but I was not hard core on that. I used it for my benefit as the schedule went.
Hope I made sense.