The early part of the week was devoted to reading The Hobbit. The boys pushed almost everything else to the side while they devoured the book. They took a break from reading to do math each day and go to soccer practice, but that was about it. Personally that is my favorite way to read a great book, so I was happy they have space in their schedule to binge read.
This was their first book using the Kindle with Immersion Reading and I think it was a great experience. Immersion reading combines a kindle book format with an audiobook. The text is highlighted as the professional narrator reads. I’m really excited about this format, especially as a support for dyslexia.
I will admit I was hoping to get out of reading The Hobbit. I know a lot of people enjoy the Lord of the Rings series, but I’ve always felt like I was slogging through them. I did try reading it myself again, but barely made it through the first chapter before setting it aside. While the boys were reading and listening, I tried to tune in without success. They loved it and of course want to discuss it with me, so I suppose I will give it one more go. Wish me luck!
Zoo class this week was about zoo careers. I had a great time doing a brief tour of the zoo myself and visiting with some of the moms.
This was the last week of a special exhibit at the Natural History Museum so we made some time to visit there as well.
The days are definitely getting shorter. Wednesday’s soccer practice ended in a moonlit mist. E observed that it would have been a perfect night for Trick or Treating.
This week we watched PBS Nature: Penguins – Spy in the Huddle. The series is a fascinating look at Humboldt, Emperor, and Rockhopper penguins. The researchers used a variety of hidden cameras including animatronic penguins to collect the footage. The Rockhoppers in particular are completely hilarious.
Do your kids completely immerse themselves in books or projects? Do you read that way?