We are already nearing the end of Week 3 (will post tomorrow), and I still haven't finished blogging my plan. Thank goodness my planning and implementation powers are better than my blogging power. :)
Week 2 introduced most of the rest of the books we are using this term. (Click through to see the weekly AO recommended schedule).
We are using Child's History of the World (CHOW), and it is written differently and more personal-ably than any other history text I've seen. I like it so far, although it is strange to be starting it at chapter 47 instead of from the beginning. So no Synge or Story of Mankind for us this year.
The Little Duke is a great little book, and we are both enjoying it. I forgot to only read 1/2 a chapter this week, though, and we were both wondering how much longer I had to read! So, next week will be a little lighter, LOL.
We are using a free version of Burgess Animal Book that an AO user (J. Elliott) formatted for this particular schedule, and added pictures. Its great! I converted it from doc to pdf and uploaded it to Google Drive, if you would like to use it. (I just put the pdf files into iBooks and read on the iPad.) This is written in the same style as the Burgess Bird Book we used last year, and introduces different types of animal and how to categorize them (taxonomy).
Understood Betsy is historical fiction, similar in feel to the Little House on the Prairie series. After 2 chapters, I'm not yet sure what to think about it.