|India country study|
|pergoda project contd|
|T revised our nature table|
"The afternoon sun slanted through the dusty air of the attic room. The window was dirty, but the rays stamped the wooden floor with gold, and a long trapezoid of light stretched out to touch a small girl with her back to the wall"
Plus the book contains interesting vocabulary study:
" Just because you have no style," he muttered,"no sartorial instinct...."
After breakfast violin practice started. I was grateful that even after a month without practice(shhh don't tell the suzuki police!) L remembered his pieces mostly quite well. T will be doing 2 practices as he will have work to do for the youth orchestra, as well as for his lessons. Both boys also have pieces to practice for boys club too, so quite a busy time musically speaking!
Our history is a continuation from last year but I want to move at a faster pace. I would like T to have some study of modern history before he finishes his homeschooling. Our first reading in Genevieve Foster's book: The World of Columbus and Sons began with Columbus' discovery of the coast of South America.The boys wrote in their notebooks that Trinidad was named for the trinity by Columbus and Venezuela was named after Venice as it was reported "the natives had houses built on stilts over water".
We next read some poetry from the Harp and the Laurel Wreath. We read "The Falconer of God". Here is a quote from it on beauty:
A strange white heron rising with silver on its wings
Rising and crying
The secret of the stars, of the world's heart-strings
The answer to their woe
|sea glass and other beach found treasures!|
|more treasures from sea + shore|
With L I outlined some science projects he can achieve this term towards his cub badges. He is trying very hard to get his grey wolf award before he moves up to scouts in April. As he has been at cubs for not quite a year this will mean quite an endeavor!