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  • Wednesday, January 10, 2007
    Thank you for the ideas!!
    Wow!! Thank you so much for all the book ideas for e. Of the ideas that I remembered last night while "tucking her in" (that's what we call the goodnight ritual), she is initially most interested in the Wrinkle in Time books, and the Dark is Rising books (which she confirmed we DO have).

    I find it very challenging - and I kind of always have - to find the right stories for my girls. Their teachers consistently tell me that they're reading above grade level - but I don't think their maturity is above grade level. I think they're exactly who an 8 and 10 year old should be. Sometimes e. is tricky, b/c she does have an intellectual streak. It's not always front and center, but it rears its head now and again. It throws me off sometimes, and makes me think she's ready for more than is perhaps the case.

    When we get their reading lists for the summer, the books are often way off. j. had several easy readers and picture books on her list this past summer, which she's been off of for a while. The higher level books (they do separate them out) were more on her reading level, and I think she found a few that she loved, but they comprise about 10% of the list. She read MANY off her sister's list.

    It is hard to find stuff that is right for them, that is the right mix for their personality, reading abilities and maturity.

    I appreciate your help - because it yielded a LOT of great ideas!

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