So, Damaris is participating in a summer reading program that officially started yesterday. She has to read at least one book from six different categories (faith builders, adventures, mysteries, Christian biographies, classics, & fictions) and the total pages has to be 2500. That averages out to about 28 pages per day. I've been worrying about her reading recently as she seems to zoom through a book in no time flat, but I don't think she's retaining what she reads. So Russ & I had a talk with her last night and she is going to read all 2500 pages this summer out loud (either to herself or to Russ & I). We got some confirmation of our suspicions when she couldn't pronounce a few of the words and thus didn't know what they meant. She's reading a three different books right now -
for Faith Builders ~ No Boys Allowed - Devotions for Girls (there are 90 total devotions, so she'll read one of these daily through the summer)
for Adventures ~ Stranger in the Chat Room
for Fiction ~ Mandie & the Mysterious Fisherman (she reads a chapter daily out of the Mandie books - there are 40 total - for school and then writes a summary of the chapter and blogs it at her blog)
So that's our big summer plans. What do yall have going this summer?