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Post  Wed, Nov 13 2019, 12:09 pm
My kids are in chassidish cheder system and the English curriculum is what it is.

They bH enjoy reading and I would love to get them history and science books to read and learn.

Does anyone have good, clean recommendations that I could buy?

Thank you!
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amother




Beige


Post  Wed, Nov 13 2019, 12:12 pm
I direct the general studies program in a chassidishe cheder. I have a lot of ideas for you. How old are your boys and what is their current reading level?
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mha3484




 
 
 


Post  Wed, Nov 13 2019, 12:14 pm
What is their reading level? My 9 year old is an advanced reader and LOVES the Makif. We also are frequent visitors to our jewish library.
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amother




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Post  Wed, Nov 13 2019, 12:27 pm
amother [ Beige ] wrote:
I direct the general studies program in a chassidishe cheder. I have a lot of ideas for you. How old are your boys and what is their current reading level?


Thank you so much, both! I can't figure out how to quote from two different posts, sorry.

I have boys ages 8-12.

Their English vocabulary is not great, due to growing up in an non English speaking country, though we have since moved.

I'd say the 12 year old is on a 6th grade reading level.

The ones that read the most are the 12 year old and the 9 year old, the 9 year old is probably on a fourth grade level. The other two aren't great readers. So I would focus on the 12 and 9 year old.
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amother




Beige


Post  Wed, Nov 13 2019, 12:43 pm
The I Survived series of books by Scholastic is fantastic. The stories are historical fiction and very engaging. Very clean content.

The 4 part book set "Story of the World" is an amazing set. It tells the story of the history of the world from the times of Avraham Avinu. It reads like a novel. It is Christian, so requires some censorship.

For science, I highly recommend subscribing to KiwiCrate or TinkerCrate. You will receive an exciting monthly box with all of the supplies to create amazing projects. It comes with a great magazine connected to the topic of the month.

The DK children's encyclopedia series. (The "My First" series is great for the 8-10 age bracket).

Anything National Geographic for kids.

Boys also like the Greetings from Somewhere series.


I have a lot more, but this is a great start.
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amother




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Post  Wed, Nov 13 2019, 12:51 pm
Thank you so much!!

"I survived", I think some are better than others, no? Is there a place to get these books for cheaper, even used...

"story of the world" sounds good, but I would assume needs lots of censorship, no? And I don't even know what needs to be censored as I'm not much of a history buff myself. I'm scared to allow them to read non-true facts...

Is the magazine that comes with the ...crate, completely clean?

What do you mean by anything national geographic for kids? Like what?
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amother




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Post  Wed, Nov 13 2019, 1:33 pm
Beige, thanks so much for your help!
I ordered the kits, excited for them to arrive!
If I post with my username would you be comfortable sending me a pm for future ideas?

No pressure...
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amother




Beige


Post  Wed, Nov 13 2019, 4:59 pm
Sure.
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amother




Red


Post  Wed, Nov 13 2019, 5:12 pm
amother [ OP ] wrote:
Thank you so much, both! I can't figure out how to quote from two different posts, sorry.

I have boys ages 8-12.

Their English vocabulary is not great, due to growing up in an non English speaking country, though we have since moved.

I'd say the 12 year old is on a 6th grade reading level.

The ones that read the most are the 12 year old and the 9 year old, the 9 year old is probably on a fourth grade level. The other two aren't great readers. So I would focus on the 12 and 9 year old.


This is amazing! My son is in a Heimish cheder, 9 years old and is reading on a 2nd grade level.
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SleepingBeauty




 
 
 


Post  Thu, Nov 14 2019, 2:28 pm
Beige,

I really appreciate all your help!!
I'd appreciate if you could please pm me whenever!
Thanks!
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