Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Read Aloud Challenge: Christmas

I've been meaning to get back into reading chapter books aloud to the boys, but I wasn't sure which one to read next.  I had purchased The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson earlier this year, probably for about $0.50 at a book sale.  However, I wasn't really sure about reading it to my 3 and 6 year old. Then another homeschooling mother mentioned that her six year old enjoyed it again this year, so I figured we'd go ahead and give it a try.

I remember reading the book at some point as a kid (though I'm not sure if it was independently or in class) but what I didn't remember is how some of the children are so crass with language and behavior.  However, that is sort of the point of the story, and those make great teaching points with the boys.  So far they are enjoying it.  The book is short, only 7 chapters, and although I have to break them up a little, I aim to finish it by Christmas.  We have a mini-trip this week for my doctor's appointment, and another trip on Christmas Eve, and both times the two hour drive down will definitely be in daylight, so we should definitely get some reading accomplished.

Picture Books
We've read most of our Christmas picture books already, but I have a few more I want to read over the next week.  I have several versions of The Christmas Story, so I'll go through and choose a few of those.  I also want to read The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg.  This one will be a possible movie night, although we've already seen it a few times.

Of course, we'll have to read The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore for fun too.

What are you reading to your kiddos?


  1. Those look great!

    We're not likely to be doing Best Christmas Pageant this year, unless we do it for the 12 Days of Christmas. I think I may just do that, actually. We reserved it at the library, and it just became available. But I'm guessing the blizzard warnings are going to mean the bookmobile doesn't come today. So we won't get it until the 26th.

  2. Stopping by from the crew to say hi and follow!

  3. Just stopping by to wish and your family a very Merry Christmas!!