Juvenile Pile: Extra Reading Homework

Christopher reading at the table

I’ve mentioned before that Christopher doesn’t really enjoy reading. Well, apparently, he has been very off-task at school during independent reading time, so we had to do quite a bit of extra reading homework at home during January to get him caught up on his classroom reading, so he was ready for the group discussions […]

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Our New Normal

Christopher iPad

Jim started a new job at the beginning of December. He’d been working from home for almost three years, starting right before Christopher went to kindergarten, and it was so wonderful. He was able to get Christopher on and off the bus while I kept working a normal schedule (8 AM – 4:30 PM roughly). […]

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Juvenile Pile: Monsters, Magic, and Shoes

Christopher on Swing

I continue to reserve books from the library after reading about them on other children’s book blogs. While Christopher does his assigned reading in the afternoons, we still read at night. And while I primarily read to him, he sometimes decides to read an extra picture book to me. Here are some of the books […]

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So…where have I been?

Basketball Christopher

Life has gotten busy lately, so blogging has taken a back seat. I am really going to try to change that. I miss writing. I miss chatting with people online. I’m still here – reading, parenting, and living my life. There are some things that are eating into my time lately. Parent Organizing at School […]

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Juvenile Pile: Series and Seeking

As usual I have a combination of independent reads and read aloud books to share with you this month. We’re still struggling to get through Christopher’s assigned 20 minutes of reading, and we skip it at least a couple of times a week. We’re back to reading at bedtime because life is too busy, but […]

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Happy Halloween!

So I kind of forgot that it was Halloween today because we had trick or treating on Sunday. I thought it would be fun to share Halloween pictures from the last 7 years. 2017 – Charizard (Pokemon) 2016 – Squirtle (Pokemon) 2015 – Donatello (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) 2014 – Michelangelo (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) […]

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