Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Day 3 or 4? ... tick, tock, tick, tock

A very brief review ...

Sunday & Monday:
  • Church - almost on time
  • A fairly quiet Sunday afternoon - worked on some school stuff
  • Grilled out Sunday night - yummy!
  • Bedtime has been somewhat challenging with Benjamin - mornings even harder since he is waking at about 5:45 every.single.day (we've been here before with Samuel)
  • Clara is sleeping through the night in the crib - it's a trade off and I'll take it!
  • A couple of loads of laundry and the girls had haircuts last night (Emma is already growing hers back out so she needed a trim to start the process)
  • Made my way through the curriculum yesterday - finished this reading list for Sam

I'll share it here because I absolutely love book lists and maybe there will be something here that someone else can use. Plus I can type it up once and have it printed to add to and take with me to the library. Some are read alouds (me to Sam), some are read alouds (Sam to Ben) but the majority Samuel will read aloud to me or on his own. To save time, they are in no order. The majority are part of our history study this year ... some are recommended reading with My Father's World, some are on the Sonlight list and a few others I have picked up along the way. I am trying to post more frequently but in an effort to not get "stuck" I am limiting the time I spend editing my posts so forgive my spelling, por favor.

If there are any 2nd or 3rd grade books that you love or American History books that would Sam would love, do tell! Here is the list so far:

A Picture Book of George Washington
Turkeys, Pilgrims, & Indian Corn - Barth
The Hundred Dresses - Estes
Blaze & The Lost Quarry - Anderson
Hero Tales - Jackson
Frog & Toad
Henry and Mudge and the Starry Night
Mary on Horseback - Wells
Tornado - Byars
Tippy Lemmey - McKissack
In Grandma's Attic - A. Richardson
The Boxcar Children #1
Prairie School
Long Way to a New Land - Sandin
Keep the Light Burning Abbie - Roop
The Long Way Westward - Sandin
The Thanksgiving Story - Dalgliesh
North American Indians - Gorsline
Twenty & Ten - Bishop
Riding the Pony Express - Bulla
Squanto - Bulla
The 4th of July Story - Dalgeish
The Courage of Sarah Noble - Dalgliesh
Sarah Whitcher's Story - Yates
The Story of the Election of Abraham Lincoln
Red, White, & Blue
If you Lived in Williamsburg in Colonial Days - Brenner
On the Banks of Plum Creek - Wilder
Mountain Born
Farmer Boy - Wilder
Clara and the Bookwagon -
Third Grade Detectives - Stanley
The Peanut Butter Kid - Bulla
The Secret Valley - Bulla
Cora Frear - Goodman
Henry & Ribsy - Cleary
The Children of Noisy Village
Viking Adventure - Bulla
A Picture Book of Christopher Columbus - Adler
The Jamestown Colony - Sakurai
Small Wolf - Benchley
If You Lived with the Hopi - Kamma
If You Lived with the Iroquois - Levine
Sarah Morton's Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Girl - Waters
Samuel Eaton's Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Boy - Waters
If you Sailed on the Mayflower - McGovern
Benjamin Franklin - D'Aulaire
Sam the Minuteman - Benchley
George the Drummer Boy - Benchley
Mary Geddy's Day: A Colonial Girl in Williamsburg - Waters
A Picture Book of Thomas Jefferson - Adler
The Magic Schoolbus at the Waterworks - Cole
Eli Whitney - Latham
Johnny Appleseed - Harrison
Johnny Appleseed (poetry) - Lindbergh
First Questions & Answers about Animals - Gutelle
What is the Animal Kingdom? - Crabtree
A Picture Book of Lewis and Clark - Adler
By Dawn's Early Light - Kroll
The Star-Spangled Banner - Spier
Robert Fulton - Henry
Going West - Leeuwen
Carolina's Courage - Yates
First Questions & Answers About the Human Body - Gutelle
Samuel Morse and the Telegraph - Quackenbush
Cora Frear: A True Story - Goodman
Gold Fever - Kay
Lewis & Papa: Adventure on the Santa Fe Trail - Joosse
Wagon Train: Kramer
A Picture Book of Abraham Lincoln - Adler
Abraham Lincoln - d'Aulaire
Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt - Hopkinson
Escape North! The Story of Harriet Tubman - Kulling
A Picture Book of Robert E. Lee - Adler
If you Lived at the Time of the Civil War - Moore
Iron Horses - Kay
So You Want to Be an Inventor? - St. George
First Flight - Shea
Thomas Edison - Nirgiotis
Take Me Out to the Airfield! - Quakenbush
We'll Race You Henry - Mitchell
A is for America - Scillian
One Nation - Scillian

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Amanda said...

I am trying to figure out how all these books fit in to ALL the books we got in the curriculum? A list like this scares me but maybe these are TINY books. :) You are a woman of action. I thought I was! :)

I can't wait to check out some of these books!!! Thank you for taking the time to post it. I love the picture of you and Chris. It is a framer! Samuel is looking like his Daddy big time! I just realized how white we are compared to our men. I look like a ghost next to my olive skin man!

Love to you!

Wendy said...

Thanks for sharing this! We love so many of these on here.

Hope you guys have a great year, Kim!

Christina said...

Centerburg Tales and Homer Price by Robert McCloskey were two favorite 3rd grade books in our house. They are funny! Loved your list. It's a great idea to write it all out to take to the library.