We started on Fifty Famous Stories last year and are still working through them. Today we read “Grace Darling”:
I loved that it was a strong female protagonist instead of the typical heroic-man story. That was a very nice surprise.
This year I am having the girls keep a reading journal in addition to a nature journal. They are asked to draw a picture and/or write a little something about each thing we read. I think this will be beneficial on many levels. O4 drew an interesting picture of Grace. S6 has not yet drawn hers; she decided to work on it tonight after soccer so she could draw in her nature journal instead.