I don't know who I was kidding - apparently myself.
This past summer I found out Jamie Martin from SimpleHomeschool.net was having a summer reading club to complement her new book Give Your Child the World: Raising Globally Minded Kids One Book at a Time. It sounded amazing so that was our summer reading plan! You can read about my plan here: Learning About Our World!
A week to explore, learn, and read about an entire continent? Not nearly enough time. It's now January and we are still in Africa (mostly enamored with the wildlife.) Part of me (the type A, former public school teacher part) has a hard time with that since we are no longer "on schedule." Luckily, the homeschool mom part of me is reminding me, "Who cares!?!? My kids are loving learning!"
I've always been fascinated with other countries - their people and their cultures.
I also really like Jamie Martin's blog, SimpleHomeschool.net.
So when I saw she had a new book out with a summer reading contest, I was excited. We already finished the summer reading contest at our local library, so this will be perfect to add into our summer plans. It is going to be fun (lots of new book ideas!) and give us new reasons to look at our globe. I can't wait for my copy to get here! If you'd like to check out the reading contest, here it is: http://simplehomeschool.net/read-the-world/
Here is Jamie Martin's new book:
Once we start, I'm planning to give a little update on what books we read each week, along with any activities that we did. So check back soon! As I update each week, I'll link to the schedule below.
Mon, June 27th – Multicultural Week
Mon, July 4th – Africa Week
Mon, July 11th – Europe Week
Mon, July 18th – North America Week
Mon, July 25th – Middle East Week
Mon, Aug 1st – Asia Week
Mon, Aug 8th – Latin America Week
Mon, Aug 15th – Australia/Oceania/Polar Regions Week
Mon, Aug 22nd – A global link up for all families to take part in
Lover of learning, books, coffee, traveling, and the great outdoors. Homeschooling mom of two funny, crazy, sweet boys. Wife to one wonderful husband.