Educational Intentions: Week 10 and Break Week

Thank goodness Break Week is coming quickly. I am exhausted. Here are the plans, which will be carried out over the next two weeks, along with a few adventures I’ll record later.

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 working together to help me focus and refocus frequently thought the day.

Relate: We are switching artists this month. We are done with Rembrandt for the moment, and we’ll look at the art of Thomas Gainsborough.  And We’ll continue reading about Beethoven in The Story of Beethoven, and we’ll listen to the Ninth Symphony

Remember: We have new things to memorize this month, including Psalm 1, Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll, the Shaker song Simple Gifts, and the hymn Nothing But the Blood of Jesus (those links are all to YouTube videos we’ll watch at some point).

Reason: We’ll continue with math and grammar as we have been. And one boy will continue with his study of JavaScript and Electronics.

Read: We’ll read bits of The World of Captain John SmithWild Animals I Have KnownPilgrim’s Progress, Plutarch’s PublicolaTrial and Triumph, and Treasure Island. (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, and when we finish Treasure Island (still hopefully this week), we’ll start on Robin Hood.

Record: The younger boys will do copywork and an IEW lesson. The older guy has plenty of work to do for an upcoming debate, and we all need to add to timelines and such.

Restore: There are plans to be at tae kwon do at least twice this week, and I’ll teach Latin for moms one evening. I’m also going to book club one evening. But I need to finish the book first. At least I am almost done…

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