Tuesday, August 3, 2010

What My Child Is Reading This Week-Ocean Theme

WaveRub-a-Dub SubWe are still in the midst of our Ocean theme so the books R and I are reading reflect that. This week we are reading Rub-a-Dub-Sub which is R's favorite. It has rhyming words, repetition, and cartoon type characters and follows a little boy's imaginary journey. We are also "reading" Wave by Suzy Lee. This is a picture book only with simple charcoal drawings depicting a little girl's encounter with the waves and seagulls. I think this would be a great book to add to our library and maybe have R narrate a story for the pictures, possibly coming back in a year and doing the same. The other two we are reading are One Lonely Seahorse and In one tidepool : crabs, snails, and salty tails. In One Lonely Seahorse, all the pictures of sea creatures are made of food, mushroom crabs, ginger lobsters, banana dolphins, and bean eels, R was a bit confused by the pictures but I thought it was cute. I liked the repetition and rhythym of In One Tidepool and R did too.

In One Tidepool: Crabs, Snails, and Salty Tails (Sharing Nature With Children Book). One Lonely Sea Horse
I am sold on this theme or unit idea!! It provides me with the structure I need for arts and crafts type activities, books to read, and counting. I can definitely see me using a theme or unit approach to homeschooling. I