Rejoice: Quiet for me, with Bible and prayer and writing something and planning. Writing morning pages and writing down a concrete plan for the day are still working together to help me focus and refocus frequently thought the day.
Relate: We are switching artists this month. We are considering the art of Thomas Gainsborough. We’ll continue reading about Beethoven in The Story of Beethoven, and we’ll listen to the Ninth Symphony
Remember: It is time (the beginning of the month) for me to switch out the memory work for November. However, we still haven’t mastered Psalm 1, Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll, the Shaker song Simple Gifts, and the hymn Nothing But the Blood of Jesus , so I suppose we should continue on for a couple more week. This is what happens when we don’t have a morning meeting four days a week. In October, we had a fantastic and busy month, but we didn’t get our stuff finished.
Read: We’ll read bits of The World of Captain John Smith, Wild Animals I Have Known, Pilgrim’s Progress, Plutarch’s Publicola, Trial and Triumph, and At the Back of the North Wind. (Short lessons mean that we’ll be spending 15-20 minutes on each of those, so that list isn’t as long as it seems like.) It is time to change poets, so we will start with this book of poems by William Blake . We need to listen again to Henry V Act 2, but we did finally finish Treasure Island. It took way longer than I planned, but the boys enjoyed it.
Record: The younger boys will do copywork and an IEW lesson. The older guy has a debate this week, and then a project to work on, and we all need to add to timelines and such.
Restore: There are plans to be at the YMCA at least twice this week, and don’t have anywhere to be in the evenings this week. That will help my sudden need for more rest since we should all get to bed on time.