Thursday, November 04, 2010
So, W and I finished D'Aulaire's Abraham Lincoln and Holling's Tree in the Trail yesterday. We have been reading a couple of pages a week from each of these for a long time. W read to me almost every day from Lincoln. Just this one read-to-me book has improved W's reading in so many ways. He read the whole book to me, one slow page at a time. And it was wonderful. I read Tree in the Trail to him. 1 or 2 pages a week. One of my favorite features of Ambleside Online is stretching out a book over months. This is a great way to savor the classics. W still remembers Viking Tales, Paddle to the Sea, and Aesop's Fables from Year 1 - and how much he loved those books. He still won't let me resell them. It's the same now with the ones we've just finished. The first thing he said was, "I want to keep these. Please don't give them to anybody".