Summer Work

This is just a list for my own needs. I thought I’d post it in case someone else would like to get ideas. I’m always on the hunt for ideas.

This is a list of books we will consume this summer. Not all of each book will be read. I have a list of chapters necessary. They are to prepare us for our upcoming school year. Summer school? Kind of. But the kids enjoy it.

I will be editing this list from time to time. We may leave some things totally off, or add something else we find interesting. If you’re a homeschooler, you know how that goes. Check back if interested.

In Progress 

Christian Church History (Religious Studies)
Trial and Triumph: Stories from Church History (book)
God’s Story (book)

World History (History)
Augustus Caesar’s World (book)
Our Island Story (book)
The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child, Volume 3: Early Modern Times (book)
The Story of the Romans (Yesterday’s Classics) (kindle)
The Story of the Greeks (kindle)

Kon-Tiki (kindle)

Natural History/Science
The Story of Inventions (book)
Wild Animals I Have Known (book) — still need this book | advising book & not ebook; ebook removes images
Secrets of the Woods (kindle)
School of the Woods (Yesterday’s Classics) (kindle)

Biographies (History/Natural History/Science – depending on biography)
Always Inventing: A Photobiography of Alexander Graham Bell (Photobiographies) (book)
Ordinary Genius: The Story of Albert Einstein (Trailblazer Biographies) (book) — still need this book
Archimedes and the Door of Science (Living History Library) (book) — still need this book
Galileo and the Magic Numbers (kindle) — still need this book

Math workbooks to fill in gaps and keep minds fresh. Spectrum Math Books are my favorite.

Poetry (Language Arts/Literature)
Various poems by: Robert Frost,  Langston Hughes, Carl Sandburg, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Maya Angelou, Rudyard Kipling, Alfred Tennyson, & Emily Dickinson. (www)
How to read poetry (www)

Shakespeare (Language Arts/Literature)
Tales from Shakespeare (book) – free kindle version
No Fear Shakespeare (www)

King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table (Puffin Classics) (book)
The Hobbit (kindle) — still need this book
The Princess and the Goblin (Puffin Classics) (book)
The Magician’s Nephew (book)
The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood (kindle)
The Story of the Treasure Seekers (The Bastable Children) (kindle)

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