summer challenge arielle

Two weeks ago I shared the Summer Reading Challenge for my oldest daughter. I have lists for the other two kids also, and they are reading books on their lists right now. I finally found time to share the reading challenge for my 12  year old daughter, who (as you can see by her list,) loves to read about horses.

However, as her mother and teacher, I would like her to read about other things, too. So her list is a good mix of horse books and other classics.

Her Summer Reading Challenge List

1. The Secret Garden (Free on Kindle!)

2. The Black Stallion

3. Caddie Woodlawn

4. A Little Princess (Free on Kindle!)

5. Nancy Drew 05: The Secret of Shadow Ranch

6. My Friend Flicka

7. Misty of Chincoteague

8. The Tale of Despereaux

The Challenge Incentive

Again, I’ve kept the same “Motivator” as with my oldest daughter. Yes, money.

Complete the list by the end of:

  • June – Reward $4/each
  • July – Reward $2/each
  • August – Reward $1/each

“Extra Credit:”

  • Write a brief summary of each for an extra $1/each.
  • Write a longer book report of two for an extra $2/each.

Max reward potential: $44

Download the List

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Summer Reading Challenge - Arielle

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Hey, y’all! I’m Amber and I wear many hats. I drink a ton of coffee and I’m constantly sweeping crumbs off the floor. After 18 years of homeschooling, I’m getting close to graduating my third child and now we are starting over at preschool with our fourth, Lil Miss Mouse. She keeps us young and she’s the main reason for my excessive coffee consumption. Drink up!