Toni, we've done all the above.Toni@homezcool4us wrote:How do you "do" book basket in your home? Is this time scheduled? Unscheduled? Is it mandatory that your children read any and/or all books in the book basket? Do you sit on the couch and read together, or do you make this more of an interest led activity, where your child is not required to read (or be read to) from the book basket? Just wondering how others are working this into their school day. Thanks.
In ECC, we were more "scheduled" because I found lots of books in her interest area and reading level. We read together, or took the books with us to her sisters' speech therapies.
In CtG book basket became more of after lunch and before play and I would ask questions about the book. Sometimes we'd read together.
In RtR, I must admit that I thought the regular history readings were plenty. Our selections seemed to focus on the science lessons -- some of the extra science readings were done while doing the science lessons. Oldest is in "4th" grade btw. Otherwise she just had "free" reading time.
You can see that there is lots of room for flexibility.