The day began with Levi’s bath. We enjoyed a few hours at the beach in the afternoon. It was probably our last beach day given tomorrow’s full with other plans. We enjoyed a lot of company today. Our nephew Steven arrived from Virginia. Dwayne’s cousin Christina drove over from where she is staying in Florida to visit. Dwayne’s cousin Karen and her husband Roger also came from where they are living in Florida. We all shared dinner and conversation.
"...the child should have a set time everyday to read for fun. Begin with half an hour for first graders, and build up to an hour of reading time daily... This is an important part of the child's education: it improves his reading skills, teaches him the habit of sitting still with a book, and reminds him that reading is fun... free reading ought to be spent on literature at or slightly below the child's present reading level so that he can simply enjoy himself. The easier reading will help him increase his speed." The Well Trained Mind: The Guide to Classical Education at Home by Jessie Wise and Susan Wise Bauer