With winter dragging on, I decided that we needed a change of pace. So, this week, instead of school, we had a reading week. The deal was that the children could check out whatever books and audiobooks they wanted from the library. They had to spend school hours involved with some type of reading, in the form of audiobooks, read-alouds, and independent reading. They could only read or listen to each story once. My children have been known to spend weeks listening to the same audio book, over and over again.
Each child was given a lined piece of paper and pencil to record their progress. Then came the fun part, I made up a point system for each type of reading completed. On Monday, they can cash in their points for an array of prizes.
All in all, it’s been a success. We got a break from winter schooling, and the learning continued in spite of it.