Your life is not lying in wait in the future like a wild animal or some ominous destiny. Nor is it hidden in the heavens, like a paradise or promise. Nor is it shut up in the cave or the prison of your past. It is here and now; it is what you live and what you do. At the heart of being; at the heart of the present; at the heart of everything – in the great current of life, of reality.
Andre Comte-Sponville

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

**Homeschool Book Club**

Brenna loves the book club she's a part of - The Souls Book Club.  The kids are on their fourth book, and I'm so proud of all the girls!  It's a self governed club, and the girls have done such a wonderful job discussing the books.  The girls are each assigned a job for every meeting.  For the next meeting, there will be a Character Shrink, a Questioner, a Gossip, an Illuminator, and a Game Warden.  Brenna will be the Illuminator, so she will be pulling out the big ideas from the book.  I love that they have this book club to help develop their critical thinking skills, and to keep them interested in reading.  I know, Brenna has enjoyed reading much more since the club started.  I never have to remind her to read the books - she just does it on her own because she wants to which is great!  I can't wait to see what book they pick to discuss at their March meeting!

Oh, and Aubree is on her FIFTH book for this month!  She's read The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, OliverTwist, The Cricket in Times Square, and, right now, she's in the middle of Santa Paws.  There's no stopping that girl!!!  She loves to read!

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