I’m absolutely amazed at the lack of required reading any more in the school system. I remember having read at least 3-4 award-winning books every year along with having to write at least a 5-page report for the books. Some of the books that my son has read over the past few years, I remember reading and actually ending up purchasing at library book sales, because they were that awesome. I wish schools would get back to that time again. Simple, reading, understanding, composition, and just overall great books!
Summer Is Creeping Up On Us Parents.
Go ahead, scream, you know you want to! I’ve already started a countdown calendar for when they go back to school.
I love my kids… I do! I love my sanity just slightly more.
Okay, possibly a whole lot more.
Every year we set out to have the boys pick out so many books to read and they have to write at least one essay on the book. Every single year, I (yes me) drop the ball and forget about the essay.
It’s really hard to believe that in the fall I’ll have a 6th grader and it will be his last year as a middle schooler.
Where Has The Time Gone?
I don’t have a problem getting my youngest, who is going into 6th grade next year, to read. He will read 1-2 books a week. A lot of the books on the list below he’s read already at least 1 time.
We’ve been making the boys take a book from a back wall at the library that has all of the classic books and they need to read one of those a month on top of their other books.