Thisisthe secondin;athree-part series about using the library as your main source for cur- riculum materials. This article
about the library so that they can become
As the original “Relaxed Home School-
in our town and return with several arm-
loads full of books. I always went to the
library searching for four categories of
tant, was books to read myself. Without
serving as a good role model, all of your
ists in our art center, books about a musi-
birds near the binoculars on the table
facing the bird feeder.
Every day we had reading time three
times a day, when I sat on the couch read-
The third category was books that were
centrating on that week. These unit stud-
The discovery of an interesting spider
web might occur on Monday morning
selected by the children themselves for
their own reading. Note that I rarely dictated the books that the children themselves read, although I did establish some
Mary Hood, Ph.D.
In order to learn how to select their own books, the children obviously needed to
to Use the Library
be taught how to use the library.