mamamouse wrote:I am looking ahead to next year when we do RtR. Are there book basket books that you think are a good idea to purchase because they're just that good? I will be going through RtR twice more (I think) with the other kids, so they'd get used more than once.
Here is my schedule for the year. R means 'reader' for the student. RA means read-aloud.
I assume you have the TM so you can look these up in their respective weeks to find the authors... : )
I spent TONS on books for this year because where we had a poor library. There really is no need to purchase all the books I did if you have access to a library system that is good or has interlibrary loan. All these extra books costs me at least $300 but I don't remember exactly how much...which is probably a good thing.
The weeks where no readers are scheduled, my dd was reading her own interest books or she was taking turns reading the history with me.
Week One: R: Triumph for Flavius; RA: City (a Macauley book)
two: RA: City, Famous Men of Rome-Caesar; Famous Men-Cicero
three: R: History Detectives RA: City
four: R: History Detectives and Pompeii-Buried Alive; Drive Thru History Rome dvd
five: R: Mystery of the Roman Ransom; RA Famous Men of Rome XXIII and Invitation to the Classics Aeneid
six: R: Mystery of the Roman Ransom; RA Roman Coliseum
seven: R finish Mystery Roman Ransom; RA finish Roman Coliseum and The Librarian Who Measured the Earth
eight: RA Masada (we ended up skipping this book for some reason...but it looks excellent)
nine: RA Masada
10: RA Twice Freed; watch one hour of A.D.
11: CATCH UP on any reading; RA Twice Freed; watch one hour of A.D
12: RA: Famous Men of Rome-Nero and Twice Freed; watch one hour of A.D.
13: R: Anna Byzantium; RA Famous Men-Constantine and End of Western Empire
14: R Anna of Byzantium
15: R: the Silk Route; RA I Dared to Call Him Father
16: RA I Dared...
17: R: The Sword in the Tree (this is a super easy to read book..) RA I Dared...
18: R: Viking Adventure (another super easy to read). Finished I Dared but late. tough book to get thru. Started Augustine Came to Kent. Invitation to the Classics Beowulf
19: R: The Door in the Wall; RA: Augustine Came To Kent, Adam of the Road, and let dd puruse In The Time of Knights
20: Same as last week
21: R: The Apple and the Arrow; RA Dangerous Journey
22: RA: Science in Ancient China and Dangerous Journey
23: RA: finish Dangerous Journey and start Samurai's Tale as a read-aloud cuz it sounds interesting and I don't want to miss the story! lol. I may have dd read this aloud to me.
24: R: The Shakespeare Stealer and Samurai's Tale.
25: R Shakespeare Stealer and Samurai's Tale aloud
26: Finish Shakespear STealer and Samurai's Tale. RA: Prince Henry the Navigator...pages 24-40 of World of Columbus and Sons 3 pages per day until done
27: RA: Daily Life in Timbuktu--this book was hard to find for some reason. I scored an old library copy off of Ebay
28: catch up week on anything
29: RA Discovery of the Americas. We skip the first part of the book because it is evolutionary.
30: R: Luther the Leader; RA Michaelangelo (Usborne Art) as well as Divinci
31: R: A Murder for Her Majesty
32: R: A Murder...; RA The Best of Shakespeare
33: same as last week
34: same as last week
That does it! We are only on week 18. lol. But we have moved long distance this year...again.
I hope this helps you plan your year.