Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Any time is a good time

As far as favorite ways to pass the time, reading is waaaaay up there. Top of the list in rarified company with running and watching football. Right now, I think Caroline agrees. She loves to read, and her nightly homework of fifteen minutes of reading is no problem. 

John, on the other hand, is hit or miss. Certain books he'll read over and over - the Berenstain Bears, for example. Others, it's more of a struggle. We tried Magic Tree House last summer but interest waned after about eight or nine books. We've considered and rejected Junie B. Jones a couple of times, though we did come home with a couple of those after our Sunday trip to the library. 

The main theme I've seen with John is disinterest in reading above his grade level, despite his ability to do so. Since I have no patience for lazy, I dragged him to the chapter book section of the library, but with a concession to his first grade interests - there's a whole series on Star Wars. It may be a little challenging, but at least I figured he'd be interested in the subject matter. 

Nailed it. My good morning surprise:

Truth be told, he just takes after his sister:

Reading before school under the cozy covers. What a great way to start the day. 

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