Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Feeding A Book Monster
Today flew by and I didn't really *assign* my son much to do other than a half page of Kumon's Grade 6 Word Problems that we had to redo from yesterday.
The 6.58 year old Prince got up this morning and spent 1.5 hours on BrainPop.com; we played a game of chess; and the next thing you know, after a Cub Scout party from 4pm-7pm, the day was over.
I guess I was ignoring him while I went about my boring daily business: managing the trash, making beds, serving meals, doing dishes, sifting through piles of email, etc. Anyways he read that book today - 39 Clues, Book 10: Into the Gauntlet.
Big deal, right?
Well it has 327 pages!
Furthermore, he had to finish up Book 9 first - which had 30-40 pages remaining early this morning.
The reading has gotten a little out of control lately. I walk through the house tripping over library books all day long. I pick them up and ask him if he's read them....invariably it's "Yes". Then I take them downstairs and set them next to his computer so he can add them to his *Books Read* Google Doc which I copy-and-paste into the paperwork I submit to the school district.
I just hope I can get him to graduate from prolific reader to prolific writer...
Homeschooling - Enabling Concentrated Study
Prince C-Nut - Book Devourer