Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2006 12:40 pmBlessed Beth wrote:We are doing Adventures this year and I love all the books that are recommended in the guide. We have a great Library so I can find almost all of them. My problem is that there are just too many good books each week and not enough time to read them all. My 2nd grade ds is a good reader but does not pick up a book on his own yet. He loves to be read to though. I read many of the longer novels myself and I have really enjoyed them. I just finished the story of Molly Jemison and it was great.
That happened for us in ECC. Sometimes we would take an extra week on a topic to read extra books. Or I would read one aloud and get others on tape or cd for the children to listen to while I was doing other things. Since you have a great library, maybe they have sound recordings of the books as well. My oldest son will listen for hours to a good story on cd.
You also could read alot in the summer when you don't have other schoolwork. The year we did ECC, we didn't finish by June so I continued the history, science, read aloud etc part into the summer and didn't do the basic skills. We finished up the weeks more quickly this way since that was all we were doing. Best of all, the boys didn't think of it as school, just fun things to do in the summer. After we finished our ECC we would go swimming etc. THey loved it.
Enjoy the curriculum. If you are really enjoying the books, take some extra time.