Educating Our Oaks in August 2017

I have organized our entire school schedule around working in one month blocks. The younger boys’ schedule and copywork books are done by the month. Drew and I tend to both work about a month at a time. It does mean that some months have only three weeks instead of four. But it is an amount of time for which I can see the end from the beginning. Most of the time by the beginning of a month, I have a clear idea of what it will hold for us schedule-wise. I can plan meals and such around the activities, and I can see which weeks will have a lack of school time (like the week of the 16th of September) and which ones will afford us more time at home doing as we ought. It is hard to keep a balance between the two.

SO – In August, I discovered that I was too ambitious with our scripture memory work. I need to add some copywork for it, maybe into a commonplace book or something like that. We didn’t manage to memorize the first twelve verses of Philippians. But we did learn the first six. But we do have them down pretty well. I am concerned that the poem that we have on deck for September may be too long. But I know that the rhythm of the poem will make a difference in how well we can memorize it.

Books read by Micah: Beowulf by Seamus Heaney, the Tolkien Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, parts of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Books Josiah read:  The Magician’s Nephew, Oceans of Truth, Amos Fortune, Free Man, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Books Gideon read: The Magician’s Nephew, Oceans of Truth, Amos Fortune, Free Man, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Books I read: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Gracelaced by Ruth Chou Simons

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